2020 Pushcart Derby

Saturday June 20

8:00 AM  –  1:00 PM


Gather your friends and family for the 4th Annual CDM Pushcart Derby on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Rivian Automotive! 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 $25 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 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 are provided. All you have to bring is your love of learning and plenty of muscle power!

Proceeds from the fundraising event 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.


Rivian Automotive

We are excited to partner with Rivian Automotive as our venue sponsor for the 2020 Pushcart Derby! We encourage you to learn more about our new partner and neighbor in Normal! Rivian seeks to develop vehicles, products and services related to sustainable transportation. Rivian is on a mission to keep the world adventurous forever. They believe there is a more responsible way to explore the world and are determined to make the transition to sustainable transportation an exciting one. They designed their emissions-free Electric Adventure Vehicles to challenge what’s possible. This year's Pushcart participants might be Rivian's future engineers!



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.

Event Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be given due to inclement weather or event cancellation. Your registration is a donation to the Children's Discovery Museum Foundation. Please, see our full policy at https://www.childrensdiscoverymuseum.net/199/Pushcart-Derby