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High-Flying Fun at the 2015 Pumpkin Launch

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Pumpkin Launching Fun

Thousands of families from all over Southern California come together at Cal State University Fullerton for the annual Pumpkin Launch hosted by the Discovery Cube OC. This year was bigger and better than ever with more STEM activities, entertainment, food and pumpkin launching. I attended the event this year with my daughter, Ella, and we had the time of our life.

Getting ready to launch pumpkins

Pumpkin launchers

Launching a Pumpkin at the Discovery Cube OC Pumpkin Launch

We started the afternoon by watching the multiple handmade trebuchets launch pumpkins onto the field. Organizations and families used their creativity to make trebuchets that were sending pumpkins flying in the area before smashing on the ground. It is an epic experience to watch, and the stadium was full of families shouting and cheering with excitement as every pumpkin was launched.

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Pumpkin Launch at Cal State Fullerton

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Once we were done soaking in all the excitement surrounding the pumpkin launching, we participated in the different STEM activities. My daughter was able to make a handmade catapult, send a mini rocket flying in the air, and took a ride down one of the giant inflatable slides.

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Funny Pumpkin Launch Picture

Line to bounce in the bounce house

We spent hours participating in all the hands-on activities before ending our afternoon with a treat from one of the many gourmet food trucks. My daughter left the event with her hands full of the different creative creations she made during the event, and her heart full of the special memories we created together at the pumpkin launch.

Handmade launch at the Pumpkin Launch OC

Learning about Science at the Pumpkin Launch OC

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Discovery Cube OC hosts special events throughout the year that your family will never forget. Keep updated on the weekly current events by following our weekly Orange County Events listing. Don’t miss the upcoming Science of Gingerbread coming to Discovery Cube OC on November 27th.

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