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Pumpkin Smash

Maryland Science Center
Nov. 1, 10am - 12 noon
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Send your pumpkin flying off the roof of the Maryland Science Center!

When the Halloween festivities come to an end, bring your jack-o’-lantern to the Maryland Science Center for a memorable send-off. Our pumpkin launch tube is ready to propel your gourd down four stories from MSC’s roof to the patio below! It’s bound to be a smashing good time!

Important Information:

  • Pumpkin diameter MUST be under 15 inches at the widest point to fit through our rooftop drop chute.
  • Pumpkins will start to be collected on the Harbor Patio at 10:00am and all pumpkins must be dropped off by 11:50am.
  • MSC staff will be throwing the pumpkins off the roof as guests watch from the patio below.
  • Pumpkins will be numbered upon intake and announced pre-drop and during drop so you know when yours is being propelled to the ground below.
  • There will be two drops taking place at 11:00am and noon.
  • Participation in Pumpkin Smash is free to the public!
  • You must purchase a ticket to enter the Maryland Science Center.

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