Our son loves bubbles so I thought Bubblefest at Discovery Science Center would be a great event for him. My husband took him to watch the Mega Bubble Show last year and he was too young to appreciate it. We received tickets to watch Bubblefest IV.
This year, it was different. He was able to sit through the entire show. His favorite part was the finale. I could not stop oohing and aaahing throughout the show. Bubble artist Fan Yang really knows how to work with bubbles and the few times he spoke, he was pretty funny. He holds world records for the number of bubbles inside bubbles. I can see why. The show was so much fun. We also watched the science behind bubbles. It was informative, but is definitely geared more for older kids and not so much toddlers. Finally, we made our own bubbles in the Dino Quest area. We all had a lot of fun and will definitely be back next year.
Bubble Learning Stations throughout the museum kept visitors engaged. Visitors can get their picture taken inside a giant bubble, create bubbles of their own in the Dino Quest area, and watch a free show about the science behind bubbles. The Mega Bubble Show was a little over 30 minutes. Audience participation was requested, 1 boy and girl volunteer. There was a pre-show about 15 minutes before the Mega Bubble Show started by Discovery Center staff.
- Buy tickets online to save money and time. The website often offers online specials. Also, look for coupons/discount offers in local magazines.
- Weekday visits will be less crowded, but since this is spring break season, the museum may still have a lot of visitors.If you can, line up at least 20 minutes prior to showtime to get the seats you want. Seating is on a first come basis and is on bleachers.
- We sat at the very back and was still able to see the bubbles, but try to sit in the center within the first 5 rows to see details of the bubbles.
- Kids can sit on the ground at the base of the stage.
- There is limited space, so again, try and get seating early.
Disclosure. I was compensated for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.