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National Museum of the USAF hosts Trick-or-Treat event

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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 and Halloween-themed activities on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

This event is free, and all visitors are encouraged to bring their own trick-or-treat bag and come to the museum in costume this day.

Troops and Treats will feature candy stations, Halloween-themed balloon twisters, face painting, and more. 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, Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and the Ohio School of Falconry will have animal encounters, and the Dayton Airport will offer K-9 demonstrations.  (Federal endorsement not implied.)

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. Troops and Treats will be held inside the museum and will occur rain or shine.

Troops and Treats ends at 3 p.m., but visitors are encouraged to stay and enjoy a special showing of the cult classic, Hocus Pocus at 4 p.m. in the Air Force Museum Theatre. Visit for ticket information.

See more information about this and other upcoming museum events at

This event is made possible through generous support by the Air Force Museum Foundation. (Federal endorsement not implied)

In 2023, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force celebrates its 100th Anniversary.  Since 1923 the museum has grown from a small engineering study collection to the world's largest military aviation museum and is a world-renowned center for air and space power technology and culture preservation. Join us throughout 2023 as we celebrate our storied history with special events and exhibits for visitors of all ages. Visit our website for more information 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