Pumpkin Palooza at DuPage Children's Museum in Naperville, IL

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Pumpkin Palooza

Saturday, October 28, 2023  |  9 am – 2 pm


Pre-registered tickets are sold out, walk-ins are welcome as capacity allows. Please know there may be a short wait for admission given the popularity of this event.

Scoop, Squish, Create, and More! Pumpkin Palooza is full of fun, not frightening festivities for the whole family. Come in costume and celebrate the season with DCM. This event engages visitors in creative experiences that explore S.T.E.A.M. concepts through play.


Special Activities:

  • Spooky Science Show (10:00 & 11:00)
  • Build your own FrankenBuddy
    Using recycled toy parts, visitors can create their own unique play…thing or break apart a toy and figure out how it all fits together.
  • Create wearable art
  • Brew your own gooey slime
  • Mix and mash pumpkin guts
    Piles of pumpkin guts never looked so fun. Hammer nails into pumpkins then smoosh and explore what’s inside. Exciting experiments await.
  • Jump & Rake Leaf Piles
    Scatter and rake leaves that dance in our giant air tunnel!
  • Webby Ramps & Rollers
    Will the webs change the course?
  • Mini Pumpkin Float
    Do pumpkins float or sink? Experiment with mini pumpkins in AWEsome Water for a festive float. 
  • And More!



This event is indoors and is included with Museum Admission or Membership. 

Please contact:
Shamra Fallon, Public Programs Manager
If you have any questions regarding the event.


This event is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Thank You to Our Sponsors: