Bubble Festival March 15 at Rockford’s Discovery Center Museum

Staff Report

Geoff Akins Hannah considers himself both a magician and a bubbleologist. Akins Hannah will demonstrate his skills as both during six live “Bubble Wonders” performances at Discovery Center’s 2014 Bubble Festival Saturday, March 15.

Akins Hannah does amazing things with ordinary soap and water. Following each live performance, audiences will be invited to test their own bubble skills with bubble art and activities in the Bubble-Palooza Playground.

Akins Hannah creates huge, wobbly electric dancing bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, hand-blown bubbles, bubble caterpillars, bubble ice-cream cones, bubble snowmen, smoke-filled volcano bubbles, and a fully-functioning bubble merry-go-round.

The theme of the Bubble Wonders show is “Anything is possible.” Positive messages about the power of persistence and following your dream are woven throughout the shows.

His shows usually sell out, so I suggest people purchase tickets in advance,” said Discovery Center Marketing Manager Ann Marie Walker.

Akins Hannah performs about 300 shows a year. He has appeared on CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. He has also appeared on the National Geographic Channel and WGN. Akins has been entertaining and educating children for more than 25 years.

Shows are at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. Advanced tickets are $3 for museum members and $4 for non-members. Cost is $4 (members) and $5 (non-members) at the door.
Children 1 and younger are free.

To reserve tickets, call (815) 963-6769. More information is at discoverycentermuseum.org.

From the March 12-18, 2014 print edition

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