Smash your pumpkin at Discovery Center Nov. 7

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From press release

Calling all jack-o’-lanterns! Dead pumpkins become parking lot projectiles when flung from Discovery Center’s giant catapult from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 7, for Smashing Pumpkins.

Send your jack-o’-lantern flying through the air with the trebuchet, a counterweight catapult used in medieval times. Create your own miniature catapult and learn how to lob. Take part in various fall arts and crafts activities.

Discovery Center Museum is inside Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St., Rockford. General admission to the museum is $7 adults, $7 children (ages 2-17) and free to children younger than 2 and museum members.

Hours open are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m., Sunday.

For more information, call (815) 963-6769 or log on to

From the Nov. 3-9, 2010 issue