"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
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Saturday, May 11 2013 10am-4pm
UPDATE 5/8/13: DUE TO POTENTIAL RAIN, we plan to hold all activities indoors. The only activity that will not be running is the Kiddie Car Wash to avoid slipping hazards.
So what is Bubblefest?
For those who have never experienced Bubblefest before, get ready to be bubbled-out! The museum will expand outside into Martin Luther King, Jr. Park with tents full of bubble activities - from our Kiddy Car Wash (weather dependent) to bubbles so big you can stand in them!
Activities continue inside the museum where you can enjoy bubble crafts, a bubble performance and the popular Tekno Bubble Dance Room where you can boogie down surrounded by glow in the dark bubbles.
Special bubble performances will take place in the Museum auditorium at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30. Admission to these special performances is $1 per BMS Member, $3 per non-member and can be purchased at the door.
Event entry is included with general museum admission and free for BMS Members. JOIN TODAY!
NEW FOR 2013:
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. The grounds outside may get muddy from bubble activities.
- Some activities may dampen clothes and shoes. Consider bringing an extra set of clothes for your child(ren).
- This is a rain or shine event. If it rains prior to the event, some activities will be relocated into the museum but some are weather dependent.
- When parking around MLK, Jr. Park, do NOT park on the grass or you may be ticketed.