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Smashing Pumpkins

Smashing Pumpkins

Sunday, November 5

Smashing Pumpkins

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Not sure what to do with your jack-o-lantern after Halloween? Don’t trash it, smash it! Explore ways to launch, crack, split and smash your gooey gourd using the power of simple machine science. We’ll launch your pumpkin sky high from our giant catapult. When the launching ends, pumpkin pieces will be collected and fed to local livestock. For extra fun, build your own mini catapult, play pumpkin games and craft fall creations.  It will be a smashing good time!

Dress for the weather since we’ll be outside. Admission: Museum + outdoor activities $10/person and free to Members and all children ages 1 and younger.

Sponsored in part by Sjostrom & Sons, Illinois Bank & Trust and Rockford FiberCity.



Nov 05 2023


11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Discovery Center
711 N. Main St.


Discovery Center
(815) 963-6769