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Air & Scare at the Air & Space Museum


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This crazy-popular family event is back October 21, 2017, at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA. From 12 to 5 pm, see the spooky side of air and space at their annual Halloween Air & Scare!

Arrive in costume for safe, indoor trick-or-treating, creepy crafts, spooky science experiments, and other Halloween-themed activities. The tiniest visitors can check out the Tot Zone to play dress-up and hear a story. Highlights include:

Spooktivity Stations
Participate in activities that celebrate the magic of science, as well as Halloween-themed activities, located throughout the Udvar-Hazy Center. Annual favorites include the Robotic Zone, Broom Launch, and Crazy Science.

Discovery Stations
Take part in spooky science experiments, including levitation, luminous, and invisible ink.

Trick-or-Truth Information Stations
What really went on at Area 51? Is it true that there is an alien ship in the Museum’s collection? Learn the answers to these and many more haunting questions.

Treat Stations
Free candy and other goodies will be distributed at treat stations located throughout the building.

Tot Zone
Designed for children age 3 to 8, the Tot Zone caters to young visitors who will enjoy playing dress-up and participating in space-themed activities.

Monster Revue! Puppet Show
This show, featuring Susan Wall’s Carousel Puppets, will take place at 11 am, 1 pm, 2:30 pm, and 3:30 pm.

Flights of Fancy Story Time
Enjoy readings of Space Spinners by Suse MacDonald and participate in the Anita the Spider hands-on activity at 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, and 4 pm.

Photo Opportunities
Take a photo with costumed Star Wars and Ghostbusters characters as well as a 21-foot-tall Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

Free Cartoon Showings
Free showings of Halloween-themed Tom and Jerry cartoons will take place at 12 pm, 2:30 pm, and 4:05 pm. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis 40 minutes before each show.

Fairfax County Park Authority
Participate in Make a Witch’s Broom, Bat Facts, and Make a Comet hands-on activities with the Fairfax County Park Authority and Frying Pan Farm Park.

Fire Safety Home Escape Simulation Course
Learn about fire safety with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA).

This event is free; however, parking is $15 per car. The kid-friendly haunting all happens at The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, located at 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy., Chantilly, VA 20151.

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