A favorite destination in the museum, the Bubble-Airium provides unexpected “soapy science” experiences! Exhibits is this area typically include the Giant Flowing Bubble, Viscosity Tubes, the Cloudball Machine, the Bubble Wall, and Strobe Drops. Bubbles are a great way to explore concepts such as evaporation, states of matter, shapes, surface tension, density, light, color, and measurements in size, area, diameter, volume and length. The Bubble-Airium is located in the first-floor gallery.
Play and Learn Together
Catch a bubble. What happens when your hands are dry and when they are wet?
What shape do you see when the bubble is pressed between glass plates? Where have you seen this shape in nature?
In which fluids do bubbles rise more slowly?