Published on : Thursday, August 21, 2014
“The Fun Side of Summer” in Dubai has switched on its geeky facade as young scientists from around the world experience a plethora of eureka moments within the confines of Dexter’s secret laboratory at Dubai Festival City Mall.
At the Dexter’s Laboratory Interactive Science Show, kids of all ages are joining Dexter and Dee Dee to carry out a series of interactive experiments as part of the on-going festivities of Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS), which is organized by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM).
The 25-minute show begins with an introduction by Professor X, the lab manager, and his assistants, Newton and Einstein. The excitement begins to unfold as all the kids enjoy a musical tour of the laboratory through a lively song and dance performance. The science show will run at the mall until August 20 at 5:30pm, 7pm and 8:30pm daily.
Next up, youngsters are invited to conduct three different experiments including floating eggs, firing balloon rockets and creating their own lava lamps. Through interactive lessons about density and energy, kids are given the chance to enhance their knowledge about scientific concepts with live demonstrations. Upon finishing the experiments as instructed, children are awarded with an exciting prize in the form of a once-in-a-lifetime meet and greet photo opportunity with Dexter and his sister Dee Dee.
Rotana Sameh, a six-year old Egyptian girl who watched the show, said, “I had a lot of fun looking at the kids perform exciting experiments in Dexter’s Laboratory. I hope I can participate next time because I thought the experiments were really interesting.”
Donning the white lab gown, a seven-year old Danielle Camaya participated in the interactive science show and relished every minute of it. She said, “I’m so happy I was able to be a part of this event. Dexter’s Laboratory is such a wonderful place. I learned a lot from the experiments. I learned how to make eggs float by making the water denser by adding lots of salt. It was really a lot of fun to conduct these experiments.”
David Ezekiel Serapio, an eight-year old Filipino boy too had the most amazing time at the Dexter’s Laboratory Interactive Science Show. He said: “My parents made sure I participate in the event by signing me up much ahead of the show. I had a great time learning about how to make lava lamps. Also, I’m really proud that our team won the competition in firing balloon rockets. I made many new friends and met Dexter and Dee Dee. This was one of the best events I have ever joined.”
The 17th edition of DSS, which began on 2 August, will run until 5 September this year, under the theme, “The Fun Side of Summer.”