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Bubbles!

Every time I hear the word "bubbles" exclaimed, I involuntarily visualize that silly fish in the tank of a dentist's office from the block buster cartoon movie, "Finding Nemo." He loved those bubbles, and really, who doesn't? Bubbles are synonymous with happiness and childhood, whimsy and fantasy. But there is a science to bubbles too. Most of us don't think about that part, but that's about to change.

Thanks to The Children's Museum of Denver, many children will see the joy of bubbles in a new light. The Bubbles exhibit opened May 15, and I was able to experience it with our family at a private showing with Mile High Mamas last week. The museum makes the most of every square inch of space and the Bubbles room was no exception. Kids first transform themselves into mini-scientists complete with white jackets and safety glasses. Each station around the room offers a different facet of exploration into how bubbles are made, what they can do, and the sizes and forms they can take.
Making bubbles with steam


 Rings on the table surface let kids measure
how big their bubbles get!













 Little scientists have a blast exploring the world of bubbles!



 Bubbles drop from the ceiling! WOW!












 I nicknamed this the "bubble elevator" - bubbles go up, kids stay put.



Giant bubble "wands" create the challenge of manipulating bubbles... how big will it get? 












Of course, there are plenty of other reasons to visit The Children's Museum. Just check out there calendar HERE. And don't forget that the first Tuesday of every month is a free admission from 4-8pm thanks to Target.

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