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5 things you'll learn at this weekend's Family Day

DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum visitors of all ages enjoyed learning about aerospace principles through Halloween-themed activities during Family Day at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

1) 1) Have fun “shooting” ping pong balls at Halloween targets and learn something too! Try your hand at this activity during Family Day from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31 and discover how airplanes take flight. [Note: To move to the next image, use the arrows next to the photo]

DAYTON, Ohio -- Young museum visitors enjoyed dressing up in costumes and learning about aerospace principles through Halloween-themed activities during Family Day at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

2) Take “bobbing for apples” to a new level! The museum’s density demonstration station explains why some foods float and some sink. [Note: To move to the next image, use the arrows next to the photo]

DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum visitors of all ages enjoyed learning about aerospace principles through Halloween-themed activities during Family Day at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

3) Eerie sounds and howling screeches can be heard on any Halloween soundtrack. Learn more about sound during a hands-on activity that uses screaming cups and balloons. [Note: To move to the next image, use the arrows next to the photo]

Lockheed SR-71A in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

4) Can you find ghosts or goblins in the museum? What about bats or blackbirds? Check out the Halloween-themed scavenger hunt and explore interesting artifacts. [Note: To move to the next image, use the arrows next to the photo]

DAYTON, Ohio -- Museum visitors of all ages enjoyed dressing up in costumes and learning about aerospace principles through Halloween-themed activities during Family Day at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

5) OK, this last one isn’t something you’ll learn, but this Family Day is especially fun because you’re encouraged to wear a costume! We will be! Treats are available for participants while supplies last. [Note: To move to the next image, use the arrows next to the photo]

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