Make a soap bubble which is so big that you can be inside it – and see how a tornado can occur within a bubble.
The Bubblearium is the Experimentarium’s new soap bubble area where you can blow bubbles big and small, discover the science behind soap bubbles or just sit down and enjoy the sight of all the bubbles.
The Bubblearium is divided into a light workshop, where you make bubbles, and a dark laboratory, where you can study them.
In the middle of the exhibition is a seating area, where you can enjoy the sight of all the colourful, floating bubbles.
Here are a few of the many things you can experience in the Bubblearium:
Try making bubbles with your hands. With practice, you can make small bubbles with one hand – and big bubbles with two. You can grab a bubble, and create a bubble within another bubble.
Using our bubble tools, you can make lots of soap bubbles. We have tools for making bubbles in different sizes and shapes, so you can find out how the size and shape of the tool determines the sort of bubbles you make.
Here, you can be surrounded by a soap bubble, and experience what it is like standing right inside it. You can even try closing the bubble above your head.
Have you ever noticed how a soap bubble reflects its surroundings? Here, you can see the reflections of yourself and your surroundings. You will also notice that the bubble produces a mirror reflection. Perhaps you can even find out why some soap bubbles sometimes have many more colours than others?
At this light table, you can really examine soap bubbles and their colours using different coloured lights. Watch how the colours of the bubble change with time as the liquid in the bubble evaporates and moves.
In our soap wall you can see stunning, coloured patterns. Try blowing the film and see what happens! You can also test how much you can shake the film before it breaks up.
Is it possible to make square bubbles? Yes, it is! In fact, you can make bubbles in all kinds of shapes simply by adding new bubbles so they connect and create new shapes.