You know what is better than throwing your old jack-o-lantern in the trash when Halloween is over? Sending it sailing through the air, watching it smash on the ground, and having someone else clean up the mess....all things you can do next weekend at Rockford's Discovery Center Museum!

Mark your calendars now for next Sunday, November 3, because you need to be at the Discovery Center for their annual Smashing Pumpkins event.

Here's all the info you need to know:

  • When: Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 1 p.m.
  • Where: Discovery Center Museum at 711 N Main St.
  • Why: Get rid of your old pumpkins in a super cool and messy way your kids will LOVE.
  • How Much: Included with your $9 admission to the Discovery Center. (Members and kids 1 year and under are free)

Want to know one more cool thing I learned today about this Smashing Pumpkins event? All the pumpkin carnage that is left behind after the catapults are finished is fed to local livestock, so it's a win/win all around!

Get more information on all the fun happening at the Discovery Center Museum next weekend, and for weeks to come at

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