Mile High Mamas Bubble Over With Fun
What happens when 200 Mile High Mamas and their families pop into the Children’s Museum of Denver for a night of bubbling revelry?
Enough good, clean, soapy fun to negate the need for baths that night. Hey, my kids convinced me.
On Wednesday, May 19th, the Children’s Museum of Denver threw open their doors for an after-hours special event in celebration of their new interactive Bubbles playscape. The bubble room was bursting with curious kids of all ages. It’s impossible to find a person who doesn’t appreciate the beauty of bubbles, especially when the museum has discovered so many different ways to have fun with them.
One of the busiest stations of the night was The Drop Zone. This cool contraption blows a fog-filled bubble high above the crowd. When it’s nice and ripe, it drops down. The competition to see who can pop it first can be fierce, but the Mile High families in attendance were great about taking turns. Mom and blogger Melissa Armstrong’s two sons, Elijah, 5, and Miles, 3, were huge fans of The Drop Zone and I can see why. Popping a vapor bubble creates a cloud that quickly dissipates until the next bubble drops.
Mike Jones, a Mile High Papa of 3, was overheard wishing for a home vapor bubble drop machine. They don’t have room in the Children’s Museum gift shop for this addition to the inventory, however.
Another popular station in the exhibit is the Bubble Booth. Superman would blush if he had to do a quick change in this transparent square bubble booth. Kids clamored to stand on the platform, where a rope and pulley configuration raises via kid-power to create a little room of swirly soap and light. I didn’t see any of the Mile High Mamas or Papas trying it (I know they wanted to), but every kid in the room had to try their little hands at building a booth.
Mile High Mamas contributing blogger Lori watched her daughter, Tessa, pitch in to helpfully operate the booth for many smaller kids.
Laura, local blogger and mom of 5 (including 2 sets of twins), declared the Vapor Station as the hit of the night. This amazing contraption squirts vapor filled bubble solution out of a hose and onto a platform, where they can be manipulated to make works of art. Laura’s kids, Pablo, Mallory, Nikki, and Lexi made many, many, many flowers. I didn’t see the final count, but I’m sure there were enough to cover a parade float. She noted they could have stayed there all night.
During the Bubble Over With Fun event, representatives from the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition and The Children’s Hospital were on-hand to talk kid’s health and wellness with the moms and dads in the crowd.
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