Enjoy free 'spooktacular' Halloween activites on Oct. 31
By Sarah Swan, National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
/ Published October 13, 2015
DAYTON, Ohio --
Visitors of all ages will learn fun aerospace principles through free Halloween-themed activities during Family Day from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Oct. 31 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Visitors are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes, and those who participate in activities will receive goody bags with candy and aviation trading cards (while supplies last).
Family Day will offer several hands-on opportunities for all to enjoy. This month, visitors have a variety of aerospace stations to choose from, including an opportunity to learn about air vortices by “shooting” at Halloween targets, a chance to learn about density by “bobbing” for apples, and an activity that teaches about sound waves with screaming cups and balloons. Participants also can try their hand at Halloween Skee-Ball and a jack-o-lantern corn hole game. These free activities take place in various locations throughout the museum from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
"Storytime" begins at 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. in the Early Years Gallery. Preschool and primary-grade children are invited to sit under the wings of airplanes and listen to Halloween aviation stories and then make a Halloween-themed craft to take home. A limited number of books will be available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis during each storytime, through the generosity of the Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc. and PNC Foundation. (No federal endorsement implied.)
There will also be a Halloween-themed informational scavenger hunt available, and the afternoon Aerospace Adventure will allow visitors to build and fly a Halloween ring glider anytime between 1:30-3 p.m. in the event space near the Korean War Gallery.
All activities are free, and no advanced reservations are necessary. Call the Education Division at (937) 255-4646 for additional information.
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 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 17 acres of indoor exhibit space. Each year about one million visitors from around the world come to the museum. For more information, visit www.nationalmuseum.af.mil.
NOTE TO PUBLIC: For more information, please contact the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Education Division at (937) 255-4646.
NOTE TO MEDIA: For more information, please contact Sarah Swan at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Public Affairs Division at (937) 255-1283.