Bubblefest at the Discovery Science Center

Written by Norman Gidney. Posted in Discovery Science Center, In the Parks

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Published on April 04, 2013 at 3:01 am with 17 Comments

The most exciting time of year at the Discovery Science Center is back! Bubblefest, which runs from March 28th to April 14th, is blowing back into town. What is Bubblefest?  Well, it’s the most amazingly bubbly, bouncy, outdoor event of spring.  Bubblefest lets kids and adults play with bubbles and learn the science behind these spherical wonders. Read all the way through today’s article for a chance to win 4 tickets to this wonderful family attraction.

There are two parts to the event.  The outdoor festival area, and the indoor Mega Bubblefest Laser Show.

BUBBLEFEST XVII

The outdoor Bubblefest XVII is included with admission into the science center, and is quite a bit of fun.

Kids learn the science of bubbles with hands on activities.

Even Bob the Builder is out there to say hi.

Kids may get wet. But they don’t care.

 

Of course, there is also a bubble gift shop.

The other portion of the Bubblefest is the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show.  Housed in the large, white tent located on what is usually the parking lot, master bubble maker Deni Yang returns to dazzle visitors with a show of wild bubble creations, lasers, smoke, and music.  The show is a $7 additional charge, $5 if you are e member.  But the best thing to do is to buy your tickets ahead of time online here from the DSC website.

Deni Yang took a break between shows to welcome MiceChat to the event.

Yang, having been playing with bubbles since he could walk, says that he learned the craft of bubble building from his father, Fan Yang.  ”When I’m up there during the show,” Said Deni, “it feels like time stops.”  It’s true, time seems to stand still when seeing the endless parade of air-filled orbs, in fascinating combinations.  Yang’s interest is infectious, though it hardly needs to be as kids seem to be transfixed while the presentation is going on.  Let’s take a look at the show now, shall we?

Shower of bubbles? We’re counting on it.

This random shot caught a hidden Mickey.

Smoke is used to fill some of the bubbles too.

Platforms with LED lights are used to highlight the wild colors produced when light reacts to the surface of the bubble creations.

 

 At one point two kids are asked to join Deni on stage to be part of a demonstration.

And then the grand finale comes.  Remember that warning about a bubble shower?  Yeah.  They weren’t kidding.  Deni takes the stage and then things go NUTS.

Lasers

A bubble storm

 

This has to be one of our favorite annual events in Southern California.  Bubbles are just plain fun and the kids love it.  The price is actually very reasonable considering there is still a massive multi-level Science Playground to go see once the bubble fun has worn off.  We can give a glowing recommendation to the Science Center for big bubble beguilement.

 

WE HAVE A WINNER!

We have the winner of one family four pack of tickets to see Bubblefest for themselves AND the Indiana Jones exhibit that is still in town.  All the winner had to do was share this article (using any one of the social links at the top of this article) and answer the following question in the comments section below. Using the Discovery Science Center website answer this question:

Q. What types of bubbles are featured in the Mega Bubblefest Show?  (Type the answer into the comments section below.)

A.The Mega Bubblefest Laser Show features a bubble carousel, bubbles within bubbles, smoking bubbles, spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles and bubbles in all shapes and sizes.

A winner will be selected at random from the correct answers below.  The winner will be announced on Friday April 5th at 5pm, PST, right here where the question appears now.  If you are selected as the winner, you will be contacted via private message on MiceChat (A free MiceChat account is required) and given instructions on how to collect your tickets.

CONGRATUALTIONS 

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Thank you to all who entered.  But here is the good news.  You still have one more chance to win!  Come back next week on Thursday for another article about the Science Center and another ticket giveaway.

About Norman Gidney

Norman Gidney, also known as Fishbulb, produces and edits many of the articles on MiceChat. Tune in every Tuesday for the Orlando Parkhopper and every Friday for In The Parks. But you'll also find his photos in the Weekly Round Up, SAMLAND, and numerous other columns on the site.

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  • 3rdshiftCM

    Q. What types of bubbles are featured in the Mega Bubblefest Show?

    The Mega Bubblefest Laser Show features a bubble carousel, bubbles within bubbles, smoking bubbles, spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles and bubbles in all shapes and sizes.

    The event looks great, hope to get the kids down there for all the fun.

  • SanDiegoAl

    Answer to Contest question-
    The Mega Bubblefest Laser Show features a bubble carousel, bubbles within bubbles, smoking bubbles, spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles and bubbles in all shapes and sizes.

    My grandkids would loose their minds at this show :P Looks like a blast!

  • mybelleprncess

    Went to Bubblefest a few years back and my daughter had so much fun. Would be great to go again.

    Answer to question is: bubble carousel, bubbles within bubbles, smoking bubbles, spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles and bubbles in all shapes and sizes

  • disneylandkitty

     What types of bubbles are featured in the Mega Bubblefest Show?The Mega Bubblefest Laser Show features a bubble carousel, bubbles within bubbles, smoking bubbles, spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles and bubbles in all shapes and sizes.

    I would love to go looks like a lot of fun.

  • Amygaga

    The Mega Bubblefest Laser Show features a bubble carousel, bubbles within bubbles, smoking bubbles, spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles and bubbles in all shapes and sizes.

    We went last year and loved it!! We would love to win tickets!

  • Itsabitsa85

    Answer: Bubble Carousel,
    Smoking bubbles,
    bubbles within bubbles,
    spinning bubbles,
    bouncing bubbles and
    bubbles in all shapes and sizes
    Thanks :)

  • nursemelis374

    The Mega Bubblefest Laser Show features a bubble carousel, bubbles within bubbles, smoking bubbles, spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles and bubbles in all shapes and sizes.

    Would love to go to this! Thanks for the article!

    • Norman Gidney

      WE HAVE A WINNER!

      We have the winner of one family four pack of tickets to see Bubblefest for themselves AND the Indiana Jones exhibit that is still in town. All the winner had to do was share this article (using any one of the social links at the top of this article) and answer the following question in the comments section below. Using the Discovery Science Center website answer this question:

      Q. What types of bubbles are featured in the Mega Bubblefest Show? (Type the answer into the comments section below.)

      A.The Mega Bubblefest Laser Show features a bubble carousel, bubbles within bubbles, smoking bubbles, spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles and bubbles in all shapes and sizes.

      A winner will be selected at random from the correct answers below. The winner will be announced on Friday April 5th at 5pm, PST, right here where the question appears now. If you are selected as the winner, you will be contacted via private message on MiceChat (A free MiceChat account is required) and given instructions on how to collect your tickets.

      CONGRATUALTIONS

      nursemelis374

      Thank you to all who entered. But here is the good news. You still have one more chance to win! Come back next week on Thursday for another article about the Science Center and another ticket giveaway.

  • babyfirefly

    The Mega Bubblefest Laser Show features a bubble carousel, bubbles within bubbles, smoking bubbles, spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles and bubbles in all shapes and sizes.

    This sounds fun!

  • dmomof4

    Would love to take my kids…

    answer is: bubble carousel, bubbles within bubbles, smoking bubbles, spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles and bubbles in all shapes and sizes.

  • magicpointeshoe

    Q. What types of bubbles are featured in the Mega Bubblefest Show?

    The Mega Bubblefest Laser Show features a bubble carousel, bubbles within bubbles, smoking bubbles, spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles and bubbles in all shapes and sizes.

  • DyNaH428

    The Mega Bubblefest Laser Show features a bubble carousel, bubbles within bubbles, smoking bubbles, spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles and bubbles in all shapes and sizes.

  • davanzino

    The Mega Bubble Bubblefest show features a bubble carousel, bubbles within bubbles, smoking bubbles, spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles and bubbles in all shapes and sizes.

  • April Lee Green

    Answer:

    The Mega Bubblefest Laser Show features a bubble carousel, bubbles within bubbles, smoking bubbles, spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles and bubbles in all shapes and sizes.

  • JulieMouse

    I won this prize last year (thanks MiceChat)! Kids and adults had a great time there! Good luck everyone in the contest, but even if you don’t win, you should go, it was a lot of fun!

  • Wispywoo

    a bubble carousel, bubbles within bubbles, smoking bubbles, spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles and bubbles in all shapes and sizes