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Bubble Festival at Discovery Center March 10
Online Staff Report
Geoffrey “Merlin” Akins fancies himself both a magician and a bubbleologist. Akins will demonstrate his skills as both during six live performances at Discovery Center’s 2012 Bubble Festival Saturday, March 10.
Following each live performance, audiences will then be invited test their own bubble skills with bubble art and activities in the Bubble-Palooza Playground.
Akins creates huge, wobbly, electric dancing bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, hand-blown bubbles, bubble caterpillars, bubble ice-cream cones, bubble snowmen, smoke-filled volcano bubbles, a fully-functioning bubble merry-go-round and even the impossi-bubble square bubble.
Akins has appeared on CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. He has also appeared on the National Geographic Channel, WGN and at the Bristol Renaissance Faire.
Akins has been entertaining and educating children for more than 25 years. He has worked in both public and private schools.
“If you’re looking or something unique … look no further!” Akins said. “I do a whole show with ordinary soap bubbles. It’s fun, inspiring, educational and will captivate both children and adults alike.”
Shows are at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Bubble Festival admission is $4 for the public and $3 for museum members prior to March 9, and $5 for the public and $4 for museum members at the door. Museum admission is $7 for the general public and free to children 1 and younger.
To reserve tickets, call (815) 963-6769.
Discovery Center Museum is inside Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St., Rockford. Visit www.discoverycentermuseum.org.
Posted March 7, 2012