Pushcart Derby

Date: Saturday, June 15 
Time: 8:00am-1:00pm

Click here for the Registration Form – Fill out completely and return to Amy Pitzer by email apitzer@normal.org or mail 101 E. Beaufort St. Normal, IL 61761

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.

Afterwards, teams will test their designs and race to the finish in the road course derby. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team. 

Construction supplies will be provided. All you have to bring is your love of learning and plenty of muscle power! Teams consist of 7-10 youth.

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.

Day of Event Schedule:

8:00 am – 8:30 am: Team Check-In

8:30 am – 10:30 am: Construction Workshop

11:00 am – 12:30 pm: Race

12:30 pm – 1:00pm: Lunch / Awards for Teams


Opportunities are now available for the 2019 Event. Please, contact Amy Pitzer at apitzer@normal.org for more information.

2019 Sponsors

Grandstand Sponsor

Pit Stop Sponsor 

Parts and Supply Sponsor


Winner's Circle Sponsor

WSP logo with red font

Cart Sponsors

Farnsworth Group
CDM Foundation Board Members
Ruth and Gary Kuipers 
Casey's General Store 

Media Sponsor