"After spending a good portion of a Saturday at the Museum of Science's Bubblefest, I have just one thing to say: If you don't have children, borrow one or, if you have to, rent one for next year. This will undoubtedly be one of the most fun things you do all summer."
-Matt Chandler, "100 Things I Tried to Do This Summer", Artvoice, Issue 35, 2008
Join the Corning Museum of Glass for
Saturday, November 15, 10am-4pm
So what is Bubblefest?
For those who have never experienced Bubblefest before, get ready to be bubbled-out! All four floors of the Museum will be filled with bubble activities. Immerse yourself in bubble crafts, bubble demonstrations, and bubbles so big you can stand in them!
The Corning Museum of Glass joins us again this year with their amazing flameworking demonstrations.
Special bubble performances will take place in the Museum auditorium for an additional fee.
Event entry is included with general museum admission and free for BMS Members. BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!
The Corning Museum of Glass is joining the fun! CMOG's Flameworking Demos are live, narrated demonstrations of glassworking at a 5,000 degree Fahrenheit gas- and oxygen-powered torch. Expert flameworkers demonstrate the glassmaking technique of forming objects from rods and tubes of glass at a torch, and talk you through the process. You’ll see the flameworker shape the softened glass into any variety of shapes, from glass animals to beads to ornaments, sculptures, and vessels. The flameworking technique probably dates back to ancient times. It was certainly known in France and Venice in the 15th century, and it has been practiced ever since. Originally, the source of the flame was an oil or paraffin lamp. Today, flameworkers use torches fueled with gas.
What you should know:
- Food and drink will be available for purchase from vendors at the event. You may also bring your own food. Eating area space is limited.
- Proper footwear is recommended. Floors may get a little "bubbly" in activity areas.
- Some activities may dampen clothes and shoes. Consider bringing an extra set of clothes for your child(ren).
- When parking around MLK, Jr. Park, do NOT park on the grass or you may be ticketed.