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Discovery Center

Smashing Pumpkins

Discovery Center 711 N. Main St., Rockford, United States

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!