Great Pumpkin Festival


Thursday, Oct. 27  |  4 – 7 p.m.

Explore the science behind Star Wars without going to “a galaxy far, far away”! At this year’s Great Pumpkin Festival at the Discovery Center, you can dress up and compete in a costume contest, participate in a Jedi training course, or create space-themed works of art. The event includes a group of Star Wars cosplayers attending as various characters and available for pictures.

Special activities include:

  • Destroy the Death Star (pumpkin explosion)
  • Use the Force (magnetic gloves)
  • Jedi makeover (face painting)
  • Create your own light saber and build a droid
  • Visit the “Admiral Snack-Bar” cantina and a photo booth
  • …and more!

Great Pumpkin Festival is ideal for the whole family. Admission is $4 per person for non-members and free for members.