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  • By Lisa M. Riley

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force invites kids of all ages to come to “Troops & Treats,” a day of trick-or-treating, games, music and other activities on Oct. 29, 2022 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. This event is free, and all visitors are encouraged to come to the museum in costume this day.

The event will feature candy stations under aircraft with Halloween-themed names such as the F-4C Phantom II, Halloween-themed balloon twisters and face painting, a runway for visitors to show off their costumes, paint your own mini plastic pumpkin, and games. The Air Force Band of Flight will perform pop-up concerts at 1 p.m., 2, p.m., and 3 p.m. Throughout the day the wildly popular 501st Legion will be in the museum in movie-themed character costumes to interact with visitors and pose for pictures and Boonshoft Museum of Discovery will have animal encounters from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Federal endorsement not implied.)

The Launchpad Shop ‘N Snack will also feature Halloween-themed treats for sale.

Candy stations will open at 9 a.m., and all other activities begin at 11 a.m. Museum visitors may not bring weapons of any kind into the museum for this event. All candy and other take-away items will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

See a complete schedule and list of events at

In 2022 we proudly celebrate 75th anniversary of the United States Air Force. Throughout the year we will host a variety of events and exhibits to share the history of the Air Force and the stories of our airmen with the public. A complete schedule of events and exhibits is available at

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, is the world’s largest military aviation museum. With free admission and parking, the museum features more than 350 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 19 acres of indoor exhibit space. Each year thousands of visitors from around the world come to the museum. For more information, visit                                                                           

NOTE TO PUBLIC: For more information, contact the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at (937) 255-3286.