Families will be flocking to the Buffalo Museum of Science this weekend for two days of BubbleFEST fun.
It’s a chance for kids and adults alike to enjoy the magic, and of course, the science, of bubbles.
“It has a lot to do with what’s called ampipathic liquids,” explained science communicator Sarajane Gomlak-Green. “Basically one half really likes water, one half really doesn’t, so that special molecule is able to make really cool shapes.”
“What I like about bubbles is that they’re complex, but they’re simple,” added David Cinquino, director of experience for the Buffalo Museum of Science. “Everybody can enjoy a bubble, right?”
And, enjoying the bubble experiments at the Museum this weekend is really a way to experiment with the world around you.
“Bubbles, they’re really everywhere. You can find them in nature. They’re not just in your bathtub or your sink,” Gomlak-Green pointed out.
Actually, the bathtub will be playing a role in the BubbleFEST activities, whether that’s through a make-your-own bath bomb experience or the ever-popular Kid Wash that will be set up outside.
Inside, you can enjoy a bubble disco tech, put your body in a bubble, watch robots blow bubbles, create giant bubbles with straws and string, see frozen bubbles made with dry ice, and so much more.
There’s really something for everyone.
“My favorite thing about BubbleFEST is seeing everyone come, have a good time, make some memories, enjoy the things the museum does and really have some fun,” Cinquino said.
The fun starts Friday night with a Science After Hours BubbleFEST for the 21 and older crowd from 6 to 9 p.m.
Then, there’s fun for the whole family all day Saturday at the museum, with special Bubblemania shows Bubblemania shows throughout the day at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. for $5 per person.
Tickets are available online now for people who would like to skip the line at the museum.