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Streck Science Showplace

Science shows in the Streck Science Showplace are temporarily on hold, but make sure to find our traveling S.T.E.A.M. Wagon somewhere in the museum!

Take the Learning Home: Make Bubbles!

Bubbles are science in action! See one of the museum's Science Shows, then put on your own science show at home with easy homemade bubbles. Here's our favorite recipe!

  1. Pour 1 cup of water in a bucket or tub.

  2. Add 1 tablespoon of dish soap.

  3. Add 1 teaspoon of corn syrup.

  4. Stir and make bubbles!

The bubble juice gets better the next day!

Bubble wands: Pipe cleaners, straws, cookie cutters, clean fly swatter and coat hangers all make great do-it-yourself wands!

If you want to make bubbles for a big party, here is the recipe we use for our science shows!

Omaha Children’s Museum Super Bubble Juice

  • 3 gallons of water

  • 32 oz. bottle Dawn dish soap

  • 1 to 2 cups of corn syrup

*1-2 cups commercial bubble juice (like Gazillions) optional

Mix and let sit for 24 hours.

Enjoy making bubbles!

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