Smashing Pumpkins (No, Not the Band)

Just a messy experiment at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Here’s an event that will bring out the 13-year-old boy in anyone – pumpkin smashing at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Staffers will drop pumpkins from the balcony of the museum to their demise on the main level this Halloween to teach kids about science.

No better way to learn about gravity than through pumpkin guts, right?

To boot, Halloween is a free day at the Museum, so grab your brood, and head over at 11 a.m., 2:45 p.m. or 3 p.m. to see the carnage. 

With all the hoopla over scantily clad costumes marketed to teens, it’s nice to incorporate a little learning into the sugar-laden holiday. (But, admit it, you’re looking forward to seeing the orange explosion too, aren’t you? Hey, we’re not judging.)

Get more info on the pumpkin drop and other spooky events at

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