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.


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.

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 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.



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.