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Smashing Pumpkins

Overview

Bring your jack-o-lantern for smashing good time at Discovery Center. Explore ways to crack, smash or pitch your pumpkin using Newton's Laws of Motion and simple machines. Used jack-o-lanterns will become parking lot projectiles! When the launching ends, pumpkin pieces will be collected and fed to local livestock. For extra fun, build your own tiny catapult, concoct fall crafts and create a pumpkin pegboard. Everybody wins as we celebrate the harvest with a smashing good time! Dress for the weather since we'll be outside. Sponsored by Northwest Bank, Nicor and Thermo Fisher Scientific. 

Included with museum admission. Advance registration required. Register online at DiscoveryCenterMuseum.org or call 815-963-6769 weekdays. Face coverings required for everyone ages 2 and older.

Smashing Pumpkins
  • November 7, 2021
  • Discovery Center Museum
  • $10 Public; Free to Members and all children ages 1 and younger