Science Spectrum hosting BubbleFest on Saturday, Oct. 17

Published: Oct. 6, 2015 at 7:40 PM CDT|Updated: Jan. 4, 2016 at 8:40 PM CST
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Provided by the Science Spectrum

Learn the science of "playing" with bubbles at BubbleFest Sat., Oct.. 17th – 10:00am to 5:00pm

Looking for some good "clean" family fun?  The Science Spectrum has got your covered as we present the ninth annual BubbleFest! This event continues to grow in popularity by providing exciting entertainment and accessible science for families and kids of all ages.  If you love to play with bubbles, then check out the exciting all new and returning BubbleFest activities that combine science, art and imagination!

New for BubbleFest '15:

Have you ever wanted to roll around in your own giant personal bubble? This year's BubbleFest will feature KnockerBall Bubble Play!**  Kids and adults alike can roll around in life size KnockerBall bubbles!

**KnockerBall Bubble Play will be in addition to standard BubbleFest Admission.

Hands-on BubbleFest activities will include:

  • Bubble Science Demonstration
  • Annual Bubble Gum Blowing Contest
  • Edible Bubbles
  • Kid-in-a-Bubble
  • Liquid Nitrogen Bubbles
  • Pre-School Bubbles
  • Dry Ice Bubbles
  • Bubbles in Sports
  • Make and Take Bubble Wands
  • Bubbles in Space
  • Submarine Bubbles
  • Bubble Crafts  And MORE!

Enjoy BubbleMania show performances by "Bubble-ologist" Casey Carle.

The perfect blend of comedy, art and science, BubbleMania is a show like no other!  Casey Carle is a former professionally trained Ringling Bros. Clown, who was looking for something that hadn't been done before.  Over twenty five years, and thousands of shows later, Casey has traveled internationally performing with bubbles as festivals, science museums, theaters, private engagements and on television.

Casey combines polished entertainment with high quality visual art and practical, easily understood science.  All ages can learn how bubbles form, why they're spherical, how to make a cube bubble and the science of bubble bursting - each topic related to the physical laws of the natural world. Older audience members learn to appreciate practical applications of diverse bubbles in everyday life (soccer balls to air bags) and are actively involved in fun demonstrations of molecular bonding and surface tension.

Carle has performed in front of crowds of 50 to 1,000 people, and he loves it. "My work with bubbles reminds people that there is a great deal of joy in the simple things of life. My show emphasizes relatively simple tools to do amazing manipulations, from intricate sculptures to giant floating spheres. Bubbles are an inexpensive way to simplify complicated lives, people are reminded that we don't need all this material 'stuff' to make the day interesting," he says.

He doesn't consider his work as changing the whole world, but rather the outlook of those who witness his show. "I am constantly reminded that I am opening up eyes to a wonder they didn't know possible. I use lots of humor to engage the audience, which adds to the positive experience. Mostly I just have fun and then everyone else does, too."

BubbleMaina Shows will be held at 11:30am, 1:30 & 3:30pm during BubbleFest.

For more info. on Casey Carle or his BubbleMania show visit,

Museum General Admission Ticket Rates:

$8.00 Adults

$6.50 Children (ages 3-12)

$6.50 Seniors (60+)

Free for children 2 and under.