School's Out!


Pumpkin Palooza

  • Monday, October 31, 2016 – 9:00 am3:00 pm

School is out on Halloween! What will you do while you're waiting for Trick or Treating to start? Join us for a day filled with pumpkins!

Pumpkin science, pumpkin crafts, and pumpkin treats. Come learn what those lines on the pumpkins are and why pumpkins turn orange. Be challenged to turn a pumpkin into a moving cart without a fairy godmother's help. Create some sweet smelling treats with the gooey insides of a pumpkin.

This program is open to 2nd through 5th graders. Students need to bring a lunch and snack. There may be outdoor portions of this program. Please have your student bring clothes for going outside.

Current 2nd to 5th graders.
$55.00 per child for member families, $70.00 for nonmembers
Advance registration is required since space is limited to 12 students.
Although we understand that unexpected things happen, cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to event will not receive a refund.
Ruby McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Need directions? Click here.
Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Please contact Elizabeth Overcash, children's program coordinator, at or (919) 513-7011.