Bubblefest Takes Flight at Discovery Science Center

Written by Norman Gidney. Posted in Features, In the Parks

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Published on March 30, 2014 at 2:00 am with 2 Comments

Our favorite time of year at the Discovery Science Center has returned! Bubblefest is back now through April 20th to teach kids and adults the fun science behind these spherical wonders. Presented by Scholarshare, the three week festival will feature entertainment, interactive science experiments and the popular bubble lagoon where guests climb into a floating bubble set adrift in a water play area.

The festival is held outside the actual center in the north parking lot.  Here, little scientists of every age can get their hands nice and soapy, sharpening their skills with a bubble wand.

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Nearby are inflated slides and playgrounds where the youngsters can run, play, and go nuts too.

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The Bobble Lagoon

The biggest attraction here is, of course, the Bobble Lagoon.  Children can experience what it’s like to be trapped in a floating bubble, bouncing and floating around.  There is a $5 charge to experience the Bobble Lagoon.

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The biggest part of Bubblefest is the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show.  Master bubble maker, Deni Yang, returns this year to lead the show.  Deni has been performing bubble artistry for over 20 years.  His skill at building these magical bouncing balls is at its peak when he creates such things as bubbles inside of bubbles, carousels, smoke filled bubbles, bubble volcanoes and pretty much anything you can think of.

Mega Bubblefest Laser Show

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Entering the big white tent we see there is a nice little section at the front of the stage set aside just for kids.  Parents and others can take a seat on the bleachers, but this show is all for the youngsters.  The music is upbeat and a bit mysterious as the programed lights catch the haze in the air and the lights come down.

Deni takes the stage and immediately engages the crowd with a huge smile and warm demeanor.  But this show isn’t about him, these kids want to see bubbles!  And that’s exactly what they’ll get!

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This is just how the show starts.

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Deni even asks for a few volunteers from the audience.

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Bubbles within bubbles.

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Mega bubbles!

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The Mega Bubblefest Laser show is an extra $5 but more than worth it. You have never seen so many bubbles in one spot at once!

Why is Bubblefest our favorite thing to catch at the Discovery Science Center? It’s fun! It taps into that innocent, playful wonder from childhood. It’s an infectiously interactive event in which little scientists create bubbles that stretch beyond their wildest dreams.

New Membership offer

The Discovery Science Center charges $15.95 for general admission, senior($12.95), and children 3-14 ($12.95)  The hours for the Scince Center will also be extended during Bubblefest to 9:00am-6:00pm.  But what really has us interested is a deal that the center is running on memberships.  Annual memberships to the Discovery Science Center cost $99.  That allows two adults and four children access to the center for a full year.  But, if you purchase a membership now, you can get an additional year added to that membership for $25.  It’s actually a pretty amazing deal that will allow access to new expansions being built for 2015.  You can buy your memberships here.

Speaking of…  Here are some shots from the construction site.  The Discovery Science Center will be doubling its floor space with permanent exhibits that include the Healthy Kitchen, Mission Control, and Learning Zone.

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Get your little ones to the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana before this festival pops!

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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  • http://micechat.com Dusty Sage

    Bubblefest!!! For the young and young at heart, this is a truly wonderful time to visit the Discovery Science Center. Find out what’s under that big black cube just off the 5 freeway near Disneyland.

  • wendygirl1979

    Everything I read about Discovery makes me want to visit in the worst way! Hopefully my Cali trip will allow for a few (lots) side trips!