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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/.