Laura Clark: Science of Hockey at the Cube

Discovery Cube LA ‘Science of Hockey’ Exhibit Is a Must-See

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It is officially spring break in our house, and if you’re looking for a (literally) cool place to take the kids, visit the newly opened “Science of Hockey” exhibit at Discovery Cube LA.

In addition to all the fun activities at the hands-on museum in Sylmar — “Thomas & Friends Explore the Rails,” an awesome rock wall, an interactive grocery store and more — the “Science of Hockey” is yet another exhibit that gets kids moving and learning.

CC got to practice shooting a few goals in the “You Be the Shooter” section, and then got to try her hand at being goalie in the “You Be the Goalie” section. Kids can even try on hockey gear for size.

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Created in association with the Los Angeles Kings hockey team, the permanent exhibit mixes math and science with the sport itself.

Kids can also help get a player out of the penalty box by correctly answering a series of hockey questions related to math and science. CC also enjoyed designing her own (digital) jersey. Let’s just say it was a lot more colorful than the traditional Kings jerseys.

There’s also a replica locker room that invites visitors to learn about nutrition and training through interactive games and consoles.

Even with all of that, Will loved climbing on the replica Zamboni machine the best while turning the knobs and steering wheel. How many kids have dreamed of doing just that?

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Fun for kids who love sports, fun for kids who love to explore science and math, and definitely fun for kids who just like to try things out for themselves, the “Science of Hockey” exhibit is a family-friendly must-see.

And that’s just one exhibit at Discovery Cube LA. Remember, there’s always the rock wall!

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Laura Clark: 2015 at the Cube

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Last year was a big year for the Clark family and Discovery Cube Los Angeles!

The science museum, located on Foothill Boulevard near Hanson Dam, was a welcome outing for both Will and CC, and it became a monthly must-do for the fam. While getting to know the new museum was part of my work as an LA mom ambassador for the Cube, the kids became huge fans and were always asking when we could go back.

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Luckily for them, they never had to wait long!

What’s great about the interactive museum is that it (along with its sister museum in Orange County) has cool permanent exhibits like the Tornado above, but the Cube also features new, rotating exhibits, such as Thomas & Friends, Clifford the Big Red Dog and Curious George — all of which Will totally went crazy for!

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Our adventures kicked off with Thomas the Tank Engine, where Will had the chance to “explore the rails” and meet Sir Topham Hatt, place foam-rubber coal onto a conveyor belt and climb in and out of Thomas’ cab.

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Next, we checked out “The Science of Hockey” exhibit, which gave CC and Will the chance to knock a puck into a goal and pretend that they were captains of the Zamboni!

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We also had the chance to explore the world of Clifford the Big Red Dog, complete with a little neighborhood set up for the kids to garden and explore. Kids could even push plush dog bones into a seriously oversized feeding dish for Clifford!

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And who wouldn’t want to meet Curious George?! Will, CC and I had the opportunity to hang (for a little bit) with that famous monkey, as well as get hands on with a rocket slide, a fun faux elevator and an interactive feature that showed kids just how wind affects farm life.

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We also can’t forget about CC’s awesome gingerbread house for the Cube’s annual competition, as well as Noon Year’s Eve, where kids and parents got to ring in the New Year a little early!

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The kiddos were always up for an adventure to Discovery Cube, especially when a new exhibit arrived for them to explore. But no matter which exhibit came to the Cube, Will’s first love was — and still is — the Helicopter Tour, which simulates a deep dive down into LA’s water filtration system or flying over the Sierra Nevadas to check out how our water gets to us. It’s pretty amazing!

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And we’ll definitely be back again — and again — in 2016, too!

Mary Tran: Bubblefest at Discovery Cube!

What child doesn’t love bubbles? Just in time for Spring Break, Bubblefest is back in Orange County, and they’re celebrating 20 years of all things bubbles. Now through April 10th at the Discovery Cube OC, families can roll around in water spheres, take a family photo being inside a bubble, learn the science of bubbles in the Bubble Lab, watch an exciting performance of the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show performed by Deni Yang, and more! There’s even a Cube Jr. Playground for the littles.

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The laser show never gets old. This is our third year seeing the show, and it’s still fun to watch. Bubble Artist, Deni Yang, has been doing it for over 20 years along with his family, and they even hold the Guinness Book of World Record for longest soap bubble wall. Deni does a great job captivating everyone in the audience especially the little ones. The Snow Story about his niece is super cute, and Deni creates all kinds of bubbles including smoke bubbles, square bubbles, and putting two children in a bubble. Toward the end of the show, we were in a bubble blizzard which lasts several minutes. It’s pretty funny, and we couldn’t see anything until it ended.

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My kids especially enjoyed the laser show, bubble wall, rolling around in the water spheres, racing through the obstacle challenge, and playing with bubble wands in the courtyard. My favorites are the laser show and the Me-in-a-Bubble photo. Please note that general admissions is required with Bubblefest tickets. I have some details for you below and an opportunity to for one lucky reader to win an annual family membership at the Discovery Cube. Good luck!

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Have fun,
Mary

Jill Parkin: The Amazing Bubblefest Show at Discovery Cube

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for my boys and myself, spring break means going to Bubblefest at Discovery Cube. Bubblefest happens every year during spring break, and for the last couple years, it’s been two weeks long. we always have a tradition of going on opening day, it is my personal favorite event that takes place oat The Cube. when you see bubbles, you just have to smile….there is just something about them. and Bubblefest sure does make a lot of smiles.

Bubblefest has two parts to it. first there the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show and then there are the Hands-on Bubble Exhibits. the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show is performed by the talented Deni Yang, a magical bubble show that’s unlike anything we have experienced. this year’s show takes place inside the brand new expansion of Discovery Science Center – in the state of the art auditorium that was especially designed for the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show.

as always, the show was awesome! we enjoyed….

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giant mega bubbles….

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snow bubbles….

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lasers and bubbles….

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lasers, fog and smoke bubbles…

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kids inside bubbles…

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and even bouncing bubble balls that danced around the audience!

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people of ALL AGES love the bubble show….even my grandma who wanted to come back with us this year since she loved it so much last year.

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the Bubblefest Show is simply magical. you won’t believe how many bubbles there are. plus there are bubble tricks, a bubble movie, and bubbles dancing to the music…all of it being performed of course by Deni Yang. the coolest bubble show we’ve have seen.

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after the show we headed to the other part of the Bubblefest experience – the hands-on bubble exhibits. this year, the set-up is different from years past. everything is inside The Cube except for the bubble blowing. this is nice because you don’t have to wait out in the hot sun for the bubble spheres. this is a favorite of many of those at Bubblefest.

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the boys also enjoyed racing against each other on the bubble house obstacle course.

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some of the other interactive exhibits included making a bubble wall, learning about bubbles from the bubble scientist, making shadows on the bubble light wall and trying some cool laser tricks.

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outside in the Discovery Cube courtyard, the boys had the most fun making their own giant bubbles. they had these great bubble wands with the perfect solution to make enormous bubbles. i was pretty impressed at my boys ability to blow bubble out of the hands. it was so much fun to watch the joy in their faces as they created amazing bubbles.

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and before you leave Bubbliest, be sure to get your photo inside a giant bubble, and if you want to take home some bubble making supplies, there are lots of kits to choose from in the gift shop.

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Bubblefest made for a nice and relaxing afternoon with my boys, and inspired some fun new ideas for my boys to think about. my oldest now wants to design laser shows. thank you Discovery Cube Orange County for hosting this fabulous Bubblefest experience…it was AWESOME!!!!!!  and if you would like to see if for yourself, which i highly suggest, hurry. it all ends on April 10th. click herefor the details.

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Pattie Cordova: Bubblefest is Back at Discovery Cube OC Through April 10th

Bubblefest is back at Discovery Cube OC for its annual stay during spring break. This is one of my favorite exhibits of the year because we’ve been coming to it for years and years, and something as simple as bubbles is still pretty cool to watch and learn about.

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Like last year, the show was held inside the 10,000 square foot Showcase Theatre on the second floor. It provides for very comfortable seating for the adults, and lots of space for the kids’ seating closest to the stage.

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The Bubble Show is performed by the fabulous Deni Yang, who performed his first bubble show at the age of 4! I remember visiting the cube way back when and seeing his dad perform the show. Years later, it’s fun to take my own kids and watch Deni Yang put on a riveting Bubblefest that is great for both adults and kids.

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RELATED POST: Bubblefest 2015 at Discovery Cube

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Deni Yang continues to be an amazing performer and a Master of Bubbles – just like his dad. His 45 minute performance doesn’t have a second of dullness. During the show, I felt like a kid again being surrounded with thousands of bubbles in the air. Each of my kids had their favorite part of the show – everything from the laser show at the end, to the story of the snow to watching kids go on stage and post inside a giant bubble.

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Once the amazing show was over, we headed downstairs back to the main floor where the bubble activities are being hosted and hung out in giant bubble spheres, created a bubble wall and even learned about flow patterns. This year, I got the courage to actually get in the bubble sphere too! It was a crazy experience.

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Aside from the wonders of Deni Yany and his Mega Bubblefest Laser Show, there are so many other bubble activities that the kids can enjoy. Activities are included in each Bubblefest admission ticket:

Bubble Spheres: Your child (or you!) can climb into giant bubble sphere and see what happens when you try to walk, crawl, sit, or lay down! Learn about buoyancy and Archimedes’ Principle with this thrilling activity;
Me in a Bubble: ‘POP’ a pose inside a giant bubble and have your photo taken!;
Bubble Wall: Learn how heat and dryness affect bubbles and try to put your hand through a bubble wall without it popping;
CO2 Chamber: Blow bubbles through a chamber of carbon dioxide and see if your bubble floats or sinks through the CO2. Keep an eye on the bubble to see if any changes occur;
Cube Jr. 5 & under Bubble Zone: Bubble enthusiasts can learn colors and shapes in this 5 & under Bubble Zone.

other activities include: bubble courtyard (by the front entrance), bubble lab, bounce house and a laser table.

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Bubblefest at Discovery Cube OC Pricing

Bubblefest, which includes the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show, Water Spheres, and all outdoor activities are an additional charge of $10 on top of general admission to Discovery Cube OC. Bubblefest VIP admission at $15 also requires general admission and allows for early entry and preferred seating during the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show. General admission prices are as follows: adult ($17.95), senior ($14.95), and children 3-14 ($12.95).

Visit Discovery Cube at 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana, California and pop some bubbles at Bubblefest from now until April 10, 2016. For more information, visit Discoverycube.org/oc/exhibits/bubblefest/.

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Jessica Fuselier: Impossible Science Lab at Discovery Cube Los Angeles

Impossible Science Lab at Discovery Cube Los Angeles

Question the Impossible Through Science…IMPOSSIBLE SCIENCE LAB at Discovery Cube Los Angeles
After art, my daughter’s favorite subject in school is Science. As a Discovery Cube Mom Ambassador I was excited to hear that there was an Impossible Science exhibit coming to Discovery Cube LA. What seems impossible is actually part illusion and part science.
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It’s really neat to watch your kids get such hands-on experience and see their curiosity spark. They can trymultiple science experiments all set up just for them with laser beams, balloons, beakers, bubbles, and more. Are you ready to challenge their mind (and yours) at The Cube this Spring Break? All the fun with none of the cleanup!
Test your hypothesis on these cool stations:
Make Square Bubbles
Bend the Light
Laser Microscope 
Balloon Bed of Nails

Explore Levitation 
Walk on Water  
Invisible Glass

Tinsel Balloon Levitation
Bernoulli Ping Pong
 Penny Battery 

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We had a great time at Discovery Cube and spent most of our time in the Impossible Science Lab. It’s the perfect family outing for Spring Break! The Impossible Science Lab going on now through March 19 through March 27, 2016. It’s available daily from 11:00am to 4:00pm only at Discovery Cube Los Angeles and is included in general admission.
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Check out some other posts that may interest you about The Cube:
Helicopter Tours
Bean Sprouts Cafe 
Summer Playdate 
The Science of Gingerbread
Noon Years Eve
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Admission: 
Grand Opening Price of $10 per ticket extended until April 30, 2016.
(Children 2 and under free.)
Annual Memberships are available.
Tickets to 4D movies cost extra.
Address: 
11800 Foothill Boulevard
Sylmar, CA 91342
Hours: 
Open Monday-Sunday from 10am to 5pm
(not open on Thanksgiving or Christmas)
Follow Discovery Cube LA on Social Media:
Instagram: DiscoveryCubeLA

Facebook: DiscoveryCubeLA

See you at the Cube!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. As a member of Discovery Cube Mom Ambassadors, my family and I get free admission to The Cube to review and attend events. The thoughts and opinions shared on this blog are 100% fresh and 100% mine.

Stacy Molter: Explore Impossible Science Experiments with Discovery Cube LA

Explore Impossible Science Experiments with Discovery Cube LA‘s Impossible Science Lab exhibit running now through March 27th.

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IMPOSSIBLE SCIENCE LAB WITH DISCOVERY CUBE LA

The Impossible Science Lab at Discovery Cube LA is all about exploring the science behind the seemingly impossible. Join curator of Impossible Science, Jason Latimer, for this unbelievable event as you learn how to turn objects invisible, explore levitation and even learn how to walk on water!

 

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The Impossible Science Lab is available daily 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. only at Discovery Cube Los Angeles.

EXPLORING IMPOSSIBLE SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS

The Invisibility Exhibit

Explore how the property of refraction can be used to magnify a droplet of water.

 

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Bend Light

Learn how to seemingly bend light with water.

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Battery Powered Screw

Can you make a magnet and screw spin with a battery?

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Blow a Square Bubble

Yes, you can blow a square bubble. (Or, just have fun blowing LARGE bubbles!)

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Penny Battery

Turn a penny into a battery.

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And our kid’s favorite, Walking on Water.

Learn about Oobleck, and how the different viscosity of liquids can allow you to walk on water.

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Check out more from Jason Latimer himself and his Impossible Science Lab as he challenges us to see beyond the answers, and roll water into an object.

ABOUT DISCOVERY CUBE LA

Discovery Cube LA is located at 11800 Foothill Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91342. To learn more about Discovery Cube LA, their location and hours, and their current events, visit http://la.discoverycube.org/.

We were invited by Discovery Cube LA to be an official Discovery Cube Mom Ambassador. Portions of the material and expenses for this event have been provided courtesy of Discovery Cube LA. All opinions are our own.

Shelby Barone: ¡Vámonos! to Discovery Cube OC for the Dora and Diego Exhibit

Shelby Barone: ¡Vámonos! to Discovery Cube OC for the Dora and Diego Exhibit


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“Backpack, Backpack, Backpack, Backpack.” Load up your backpack and bring the family to Discovery Cube OC to explore the ‘Dora & Diego Let’s Explore’ exhibit. Your children will be immersed in the world of their favorite television series “Dora the Explorer” and “Go, Diego, Go,” while visiting Discovery Cube OC until May 15th.

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I brought my younger son to explore the exhibit over the weekend, and while I thought that he might be a little too old for it at first (age 9), he had so much fun that he didn’t want to leave. The exhibit starts with families being greeted from Dora and Boots which makes for a perfect photo opportunity for parents.

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Once we were inside the exhibit, there was a giant pirate ship for children to climb, a giant yellow car to pretend to drive, a toddler play area, and more. My son navigated towards Tico’s Tree and car where he played with Swiper while swiping the nuts (orange balls) and watching them shoot up and over into Tico’s basket. My son could have does this for hours!

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His other favorite part of the exhibit was the animal rescue center. In the center, children are encouraged to pretend to be a veterinarian and help cure the injured animals. There are stuffed animals along with everything children need to be an animal rescuer for the day.

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Once we were done playing with Swiper, and exploring the the animal rescue center, my son got all of his energy out while running around the rainforest maze. There is a mini rock wall (perfect for toddlers), monkey bars, and interactive learning stations. Your children will feel like they are right in the middle of the rainforest while playing.

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The one thing that stood out to me about this exhibit was how there is so much for toddlers to do. There is Isa’s Flowery Garden where toddlers can touch and feel pretend flowers/butterflies, and use insect puppets on a nicely padded surface. Then there is the purple planet toddler slide and a rocket ship with interactive experiences.

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We ended our visit by getting a healthy snack at the Bean Sprouts Cafe before going home. The ‘Dora & Diego Let’s Explore’ exhibit is only at Discovery Cube OC until May 15th. Don’t miss bringing your children for an interactive day of fun. Discovery Cube OC is located at 2500 North Main Street in Santa Ana. The exhibit is include with the price of admission: $17.95 (adults), $12.95 (children 3-14, and $14.95 (seniors).

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Shelby Barone: Bubblefest at Discovery Cube

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Bubblefest, Discovery Cube OC’s most popular event, has returned this Spring and is celebrating twenty years of squeaky clean magical fun! Bubblefest and the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show have captivated Orange County audiences young and old for two decades, and this year’s celebration is bigger and better than ever!

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Bubblefest features hands on bubble play and exhibits, a bubble lab run by a bubble scientist, floating water spheres, inflatables, a photo op of “me in a bubble,” and a bubble and laser light show in the newly opened Julianne Argyros Showcase Theater.

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It’s difficult to say what our family’s favorite part of bubbefest was. My girls, ages 6 and 3, loved the floating bubble spheres, in which they were blown up into a plastic bubble-like sphere and floated weightlessly across an indoor pool of water.

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We also loved the keepsake picture of us in an actual bubble!

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Needless to say, the Mega Bubblefest Laser show was a huge hit all around. In the days that have followed Bubblefest, all three of my kiddos have had a renewed interest in bubbles. They are loving attempting to mimic the amazing stunts the bubble whisperer, Deni Yang, used on stage, and have employed some of his tricks such as misting the air with a spray bottle of water to increase the humidity so as to make the bubbles last longer. Science and fun truly did collide at Bubblefest!

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Liz Cerezo: Bubblefest at Discovery Cube

The countdown has officially started! Bubblefest at Discovery Cube OC is down to its final days. Spring break is over for us, so now is the time to get the kids and head over to The Cube and get ready to be inundated with bubbles!!!

From now through April 10, 2016, you can enjoy Bubblefest and the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show. This is by far the best show that comes to Discovery Cube. Can you believe it’s been happening for 20 years?! And to celebrate this amazing accomplishment, this year’s show has proven to be bigger and better than ever. Oh, and sure the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show are pretty amazing, but the and indoor Bubble Zone with plenty of hands-on, soapy bubble exhibits are so much fun too!

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Kids will be able to create bubbles of their own and even play in a bubble! It’s crazy, I know, but it’s so much fun. There will only be four shows daily and seats are limited.

The whole experience is fun for the whole familia. For tickets, hours and directions, check out the website! If you’re on social media, follow the fun on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and don’t forget to use #bubblefest!