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Pumpkin Launch

November 4, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Age Group: All Ages

Cal State Fullerton

800 N. State College Blvd, Fullerton

Free Community Event. Registration Required.

Pumpkin Launch

This popular event is turning 10! Pumpkins, as a rule, stay close to the vine. But have you ever seen a squash go soaring, high through the air? Join Discovery Cube and Cal State University, Fullerton at Cal State Fullerton’s athletic field for a day of flight, engineering, and pumpkin-smashed hijinks on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Pumpkin Launch contestants use the principles of STEM to build trebuchet machines that send pumpkins high in the sky and towards targets that line the field. The team with the highest score wins the Pumpkin Launch trophy!

It isn’t all about cheering on the stem-topped soarers, though. There are hands-on activities for spectators to enjoy and some cool challenges, too. Plus, food trucks will be out, so have a bite and keep your energy up. Competition begins at 12:30pm.

Cal State Fullerton’s athletic field is located at 800 N. State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92831.

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*Activities, times and dates subject to change without notice. California State University, Fullerton is a smoke-free campus.

Pumpkin Launch Sponsors:

Pumpkin Launch is a free community event available to science and engineer enthusiasts of all ages. Discovery Cube is a nonprofit organization on a mission to educate and inspire young minds through engaging science-based programs and exhibits to create a meaningful impact on the communities we serve. We are only able to advance our mission with the help and support of donors. You can help ensure free community events, like this one, as well as other important educational programs continue across Southern California by making a tax-deductible donation today.

*Activities, times and dates subject to change without notice.


November 4, 2017
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


November 4, 2017
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Today’s Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Discovery Cube is open daily except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.


Save time by purchasing your tickets online!

Tickets can also be purchased upon arrival at the Discovery Cube entrance.


11800 Foothill Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91342

Alternate transportation options are available via OCTA and Metrolink.