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Breaking out the bubbles at museum

Geoff Akins Hannah will demonstrate his bubble skills during six live “Bubble Wonders” performances Saturday at the 2014 Bubble Festival, Discovery Center, 711 N. Main St., Rockford.
Geoff Akins Hannah will demonstrate his bubble skills during six live “Bubble Wonders” performances Saturday at the 2014 Bubble Festival, Discovery Center, 711 N. Main St., Rockford.

ROCKFORD – 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 Saturday at the 2014 Bubble Festival, Discovery Center, 711 N. Main St.

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 more

Shows are set for 9 and 10:30 a.m., noon, and 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. 

Following each live performance, audiences will be invited to test their own bubble skills with bubble art and activities in the Bubble-Palooza Playground.

The event is sponsored by Alpine Bank. In addition, this program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

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 Hannah has been entertaining and educating children for more than 25 years. 

Tickets are $4 through Friday and $5 at the door.

Admission to the rest of the museum is $8 adults; $8 children; and free for ages 1 and under.

To reserve tickets or for more information, call 815-963-6769.

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