Air & Scare @ the Air & Space Museum

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This crazy-popular family event is back on October 29, 2022! Hosted at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum’s sister location, the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA, see its spooky side at their annual Halloween Air & Scare!

This year, the event will take place both inside and outside! Free, timed tickets are required for the outside activities (tickets are available here (outdoor tickets are sold out). Come in costume and make some spooky discoveries, and have some science fun, including:

Indoor Fun
• Test your skills on the Museum’s “Obstacle Course Through Space”
• Watch a puppet show for toddlers
• Listen to a story with your favorite Star Wars characters
• Join a sing-along
• Strike your best photo pose with your favorite Star Wars characters
• Take the Scavenger Hunt Challenge as you tour the Museum and discover the spookier aspects of its collection
• Engage with “Explainers” to learn about the cool and creepy ways space affects the human body
• Pick up candy treats along the way
• And, be ready for other surprises!

Outdoor Fun (tickets for outdoor fun are sold out)
• Identify core samples…of candy
• Create your own James Webb Space Telescope space art while learning about surface tension…with candy
• Test your knowledge at Trick-or-Truth stations to earn candy
• Search the area for spooky creatures while learning to use a telescope
• Complete a Mission Passport to gain access to a Mars Launch
• Tattoo yourself…temporarily

Air & Scare will take place rain or shine. Some outside activities may be curtailed, but many will scream on. Bring rain protection if it’s gloomy. This event is free to attend; parking is $15 per car.


Oct 29, 2022

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center • Chantilly, VA (Map)

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