Calling All Ghosts and Goblins! The Discovery Cube Orange County is hosting their Pumpkin Palooza Festival this Halloween! Beginning October 7th through October 31, 2023, Discovery Cube's Orange County's location will celebrate a month of Scientific Thrills and Chills with the opening of their fun spooky exhibit, Pumpkin Palooza!
Discovery Cube Orange County, is celebrating Halloween season with the introduction of a brand-new festival of science fun Pumpkin Palooza! Now replacing Discovery Cube OC's past Spooky Science exhibit, Pumpkin Palooza will delight visitors of all ages for the Halloween season.
Orange County’s first-ever Pumpkin Palooza Festival at Discovery Cube is going to be perfect for kids to discovery the science behind the pumpkin and beyond! Dress the kids in their favorite costumes, join Pumpkinology 101 activities, and come dance to Halloween-themed music at the fun Pumpkin Palooza Dance Party.
There will be two floors of freaky fun, bumper cars, life-size corn mazes, inflatables, a giant Pumpkin Octopus, illuminated carved pumpkins, pumpkin sculptures and more. There is surer to be something for every little ghost and goblin this October.
What Halloween Activities Does Pumpkin Palooza Include?
Discovery Cube Orange County will host some of the most scientifically silly Halloween activities conjured up in a lab, including:
- The Pumpkin Palooza Dance Party – A 30-minute, interactive dance party that includes a giant 20 ft. projection-mapped DJ named "Jack-o-Lynn" spinning some of today's most popular dance hits.
- Fall Midway Play Place which has a carnival style games
- Ride Boo's Bumper Cars – Caution! Little ghosts and goblins will be flying around a man-made track as they learn the laws of motion and speed.
- Crazy Mazes – Guests will unleash their cognitive abilities as they make their way through the Corn maze challenge.
- Pick-A-Pumpkin Patch – Look no further, you will find the cutest pumpkins in this patch as guests pick and play amongst the gourds.
- Pumpkin sculptures
- Pumpkin science demonstrations.
- Trick or treat stations for all ticketed guests.
- And much more!
Halloween Science Activities at Pumpkin Palooza
There are a lot of fun (and educational) Halloween activities to enjoy at Discovery Cube's Annual Pumpkin Palooza. There is a pumpkin launch, pumpkin Tetrus, pumpkin science demos and trivia games.
Treat or Treating at Pumpkin Palooza
There will be Trick or Treating Stations for all ticketed guests at the Pumpkin Palooza event. So make sure to wear your costume!
Pumpkin Palooza Dance Party at Discovery Cube
There will be a timed dance party at Pumpkin Palooza every Thursday through Sunday in October. Kids can dance like an Egyptian on a 10,000 square-foot interactive dance floor. It will have a projection-mapped DJ spinning some of today's best kids tunes!
Dance party time slots are available at ticket purchase and will be happening on the dates list below:
- Saturday, October 7th through Sunday, October 8th
- Thursday, October 12th through Sunday, October 15th
- Thursday, October 19th through Sunday, October 22nd
- Wednesday, October 25th through Tuesday, October 31st
Can you wear costumes to Pumpkin Palooza?
Yes! Guests are encouraged to wear costume to make the experience extra fun. There will even be costume parades every Saturday and Sunday. So don't forget to dress the kids in their favorite Halloween costumes.
Pumpkin Patch at Discovery Cube
There is also a small pumpkin patch next to the Pumpkin Palooza where you can pick a pumpkin from the patch. All proceeds of the $10 donation go to Discovery Cube's Education Fund!
Halloween Photo Ops at the Pumpkin Palooza
There are a lot of fun photo opportunities at Discovery Cube's Pumpkin Palooza. There is a Pumpkin Photo Wall, Pumpkin Sculptures, Hay mazes and more! Lots of great spots to get cute Halloween photos.
How Much Does Discovery Cube Pumpkin Palooza Cost?
You must purchase an event ticket in addition to your Discovery Cube general admission ticket or membership. Tickets to attend this Pumpkin Palooza fall festival and dance party are $12 each for General Admission, and $10 for members. As a Membership exclusive, you can purchase tickets for $8 until October 6. (Space will be limited, so reserve your ticket early.)
Click here to purchase a Pumpkin Palooza ticket.
Does Pumpkin Palooza Have a Sensory Friendly Show?
Yes, Pumpkin Palooza does have a sensory-friendly. This show happens on October 15 at 10:30am and will include:
- Reduced show volume and house lighting
- Reduced overall show lighting and minimized intense lighting effects
- No dance floor projection
For the sensory-friendly show tickets, be sure to choose the specific 10/15 date and 10:30am showtime at checkout.
Is Discovery Cube's Pumpkin Palooza Worth it?
Yes! As long as you plan accordingly and get to the event early, it's super fun! Plus you will want to spend the entire day enjoying the rest of the Science Museum. Make sure to bring snacks or food. There is also the Bean Sprouts Cafe with lots of fun and healthy food choices for the whole family.
About Discovery Cube
Discovery Cube OC was stablished in 1989. This beloved children's science museum is an award winning 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to serving the needs and interests of children, educators, in the community at large. With two locations in Los Angeles and Orange County, the Cube has hosted over one million children to date! They strive to INSPIRE, EDUCATE, and IMPACT young minds with more than one hundred engaging science-based programs, activities, and exhibits. Discovery Cube is focused on four core initiatives - STEM proficiency, early childhood education, healthy living, and environmental stewardship.