DuPage Children's Museum puts 'Bubble Bash in a Box' for New Year's Eve at home

  • Bubble Bash is Box is a fun and flexible way to celebrate New Year's Eve at home with DuPage Children's Museum.

    Bubble Bash is Box is a fun and flexible way to celebrate New Year's Eve at home with DuPage Children's Museum. Courtesy of DuPage Children's Museum

Posted12/3/2020 6:08 PM

New Year's Eve might look a little different this year, but that doesn't mean it can't be a total blast!

The DuPage Children's Museum brings the fun into homes with "Bubble Bash in a Box."


Enjoy a box filled with fun and festive activities and other celebratory surprises including exclusive access to digital content with helpful "how-to" videos for arts and maker activities. Get families moving with Family Yoga, musical performances, and a lively countdown with museum friends.

"Bubble Bash in a Box is our way of spreading the holiday spirit in a safe way this season," explains Cassie Coffey, senior guest experience manager, DuPage Children's Museum. "Bubble Bash in a Box is packed to the brim with activities reminiscent of the museum's annual kid-friendly New Year's Eve celebration."

This annual celebration, now in its 19th year, has become a holiday tradition for families to celebrate together. Although "Bubble Bash" cannot happen in the museum this year, families can still spend the holiday creating memories, taking part in special activities, enjoying virtual musical performances, and more with the DuPage Children's Museum.

Little Miss Ann and Duke Otherwise are each preparing virtual performances that will have families singing along and dancing together. Little Miss Ann has a down-to-earth yet upbeat, interactive and energetic performance. She is an award-winning Chicago Kids Musician, a former Chicago Public School teacher, an instructor at the Old Town School of Folk Music, an activist, a mom, and a first generation Filipina American. Duke Otherwise is a playful wordsmith, a spirited performer, a skilled guitarist and captivating tap-dancer. Using his distinct baritone, he sings his hilarious and imaginative songs that all ages will delight in together.

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"Bubble Bash in a Box" allows families the opportunity to create and celebrate at their own pace. Some families may choose to do everything at once while some may choose to extend the experience over several days. Creative exploration can happen whenever it's most convenient for each family. The program is a fun and flexible way to celebrate the holiday. The digital content will be available through January.

"Bubble Bash in a Box" is on sale now. Early bird savings are available through Monday, Dec. 14, for $25 per box for museum members and $30 per box for nonmembers.

Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 15, the price increases to $35 per box for museum members and $40 per box for nonmembers.

The DuPage Children's Museum has partnered with local social service agencies to share the New York Eve celebration.

"For an additional $15, families have the opportunity to help us share the fun and Donate a Box directly to a child in an underserved community through World Relief, Jumpstart 131, or DuPage Pads," Coffey shares. "We appreciate everyone's generosity during this traditional season of giving, which has been made more difficult due to COVID-19."


Boxes can be purchased online at dupagechildrens.org/bubble-bash. Don't wait, a limited number of boxes are available.

The DuPage Children's Museum thanks "Bubble Bash in a Box" sponsors: The Avery Coonley School, Brand Bobosky & Dr. Mary Ann Bobosky, and Busey Bank. This program is partially supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

For more information about other sponsorship opportunities, contact Renee Miklosik, director of development, at rmiklosik@dupagechildrensmuseum.org, or (630) 637-8000, ext. 2400.

The museum helps develop curiosity, creativity, thinking, and problem solving in young children through its mission: "DuPage Children's Museum ignites the potential of all children to learn through hands-on exploration by integrating art, math and science." Interactive exhibits and programs make learning fun for children and adults playing together. DCM serves over 300,000 visitors annually, in a typical year, representing all 50 states. Its reach and support represent well beyond the Chicago area. The Museum's impact extends across cultural, financial, and educational boundaries. It touches the lives of children from all regions, providing the building blocks for success in school and life. The museum is located at 301 N. Washington St. in Naperville, www.dupagechildrens.org or call (630) 637-8000.