Send your pumpkin flying off the roof of the Maryland Science Center!
When the Halloween festivities come to an end, bring your jack-o’-lantern to the Maryland Science Center for a memorable send-off. Our pumpkin launch tube is ready to propel your gourd down four stories from MSC’s roof to the patio below! It’s bound to be a smashing good time!
- Pumpkin diameter MUST be under 15 inches at the widest point to fit through our rooftop drop chute.
- Pumpkins will start to be collected on the Harbor Patio at 10 a.m. and all pumpkins must be dropped off by 11:50 a.m.
- MSC staff will be throwing the pumpkins off the roof as guests watch from the patio below.
- Pumpkins will be numbered upon intake and announced pre-drop and during drop so you know when yours is being propelled to the ground below.
- There will be two drops taking place: 11 a.m. and noon.
- Outdoor participation in Pumpkin Smash is free to the public! You must purchase a ticket to enter the Maryland Science Center.
- All pumpkins smashed at this event will be composted after the event.