Duluth Children's Museum Hosts Annual Bubble Festival

Updated: 08/31/2014 10:45 PM
Created: 08/31/2014 6:59 PM

The air outside Clyde Iron Works was filled with bubbles on Sunday.

The Duluth Children's Museum held its sixth annual Bubble Festival in the Clyde parking lot and the Duluth Heritage Sports Center, with various bubble activity stations set up for the kids to enjoy.

Children's Museum President and CEO Michael Garcia said between 2,500 and 4,000 people attend the festival every year. He said the purpose is to give something back to the community.

"We have kind of the science of bubbles," he said. "Bubbles give you an opportunity to play and have fun and learn while you're doing it. And everybody loves bubbles, from little children to adults to senior citizens, so it makes it a community-wide event."

This will be Garcia's last Bubble Festival as president of the museum. He's planning to retire by Dec. 1.

"I'll miss the children and the good times but I'll come back and volunteer," he said. "So I won't be far."

Garcia said a rough health year is contributing to his decision. He has worked for the museum for a decade and volunteered for 35 years.

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