On May 4th we’re hosting a Bubble Fiesta in our backyard, the Science and Art Park, featuring hands-on bubble creation stations!
It may look like play - and trust us, you’re in for gallons of bubbly fun - but these stations encourage inquiry-based learning by integrating science, engineering, and math.
Last month, Dr. Karen Uhlenbeck, a professor emerita at The University of Texas at Austin, was the first woman to win one of the top prizes in mathematics for her discovery of a phenomenon called “bubbling.”
"Bubbles entice for their seeming simplicity, which approaches the existential,” said Dr. Uhlenbeck, a professor emerita at The University of Texas at Austin.
Join us on May 4 from 11am-2pm, to experience enticing, existential bubbles at our bubble creation stations:
BYOBW - Build Your Own Bubble Wand - Become a bubble engineer and design your own, unique bubble wands!
Bubble Formulas - Concoct a bubble solution using chemistry principles, and learn what makes the biggest, best bubbles!
Multi-Dimensional Bubbles - Math concepts really pop when you construct geometric shapes to make multi-dimensional bubbles you'll have to see to believe!
Giant Bubbles - Even the bubbles are bigger in Texas!
And the exploration doesn’t stop with bubbles! The Science and Art Park is home to exhibits that will challenge you, thrill you, and entertain you all day long:
Visually stunning and interactive, you control our 30-foot-tall Colossal Robotic Hand.
At the Fossil Dig, you use real excavation tools to unearth hidden dinosaurs and more.
Experience our over-the-top Rube Goldberg-esque labyrinth, the Incredible Ball Machine.
Take on the Giant Lever for a challenging game of tug-o-war.
Don’t miss our gentle giants, three African Spurred Tortoises named Speedy, Tortilla, and Miss Jiff.
We really hope you pop by! (Sorry, couldn’t help ourselves.)
Science Mill admission includes everything mentioned above, plus over 50 hands-on interactive exhibits (and a 3D movie!) throughout the historic mill.
We are open from 10am-4pm on Saturday, May 4, with Bubble Fiesta activities from 11am-2pm.