2019 Pushcart Derby

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Saturday June 15

8:00 AM  –  1:00 PM

CDM Pushcart Derby

Gather your friends and family for the 3rd Annual CDM Pushcart Derby on Saturday, June 15, 2019! The Children’s Discovery Museum will once again partner with Illinois State University’s Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology for this annual fundraiser powered by STEAM.

Teams of youth (3rd – 8th grade) will begin the day with a workshop led by ISU and Museum educators. Implementing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math within the design process, teams will use this time to construct their unique carts and prepare for the challenge ahead. Teams consist of 7-10 youth. Registration is $20 per participant. Two Parent Pit Crew Members are allowed per team at no charge. Participant Fee includes all materials, t-shirt, snacks, and lunch.

Afterwards, teams will test their designs and race to the finish in the road course derby. Prizes will be awarded for Team Work, STEAM Award, and Speed.

Construction supplies will be provided. All you have to bring is your love of learning and plenty of muscle power!

Proceeds from the fundraising event will support the Museum’s mission – enabling the expansion of programs, creation of exhibits, continuation of outreach initiatives and scholarship provision for disadvantaged youth.

If you have questions about this event or sponsorship opportunities contact, Amy Pitzer at apitzer@normal.org for more information.




Liability Waiver

I am fully aware that my child’s participation in programs, services, activities, facilities, and events is completely voluntary. In consideration of my child’s participation, I individually, and on behalf of my minor child and our respective heirs, successors, assigns, and personal representatives, hereby release the Town of Normal and its officers, employees, volunteers, and agents (in their official and individual capacities) from any and all liability whatsoever for any and all damages, losses, or injuries to persons or property or both in connection with my child’s participation in the programs, services, activities, facilities, and events, including, without limitation, any damages, losses, or injuries that may be sustained or suffered by my child or any person in connection with my child’s association with, or participation in, activities at, sponsored by, or arising out of the programs, services, activities, facilities, and events.

I agree that this Waiver and Release is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of Illinois, and if any portion hereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance hereof shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.