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Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.
FREE Admission & Parking
Trick or Treat begins at 9 a.m.
All other planned activities begin at 11 a.m. unless otherwise noted below.
(All give-away items are available in limited quantities and available on a first-come first-served basis.)
Trick or Treat! (We know it's tempting to dive right in, but all visitors are asked to refrain from eating their candy until they depart the museum).
Work your way through the museum galleries to find your candy at these aircraft:
- F-101 "Voodoo" (Cold War Gallery)
- F-4C "Phantom II" (Southeast Asia Gallery)
- AC-130A "Spectre" (Cold War Gallery)
- B-2 "Spirit" (Cold War Gallery)
- YMQ-9 "Reaper" (Southeast Asia Gallery)
- P-61C "Black Widow" (WWII Gallery)
- X-45A "Boeing Phantom Works" (Research and Development Gallery)
- XF-85 "Goblin" (Research and Development Gallery)
- HH-3 "Jolly Green Giant" (Southeast Asia Gallery)
- F-117 "Night Hawk" (Cold War Gallery)
Click here for a museum map with all the treat and game station locations.
501st Legion Star Wars Characters
Back by popular demand! The 501st Legion will stroll through the museum in their wildly popular Star Wars character costumes. Make sure you say "hi" and get your picture taken with them.
Join the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery for an animal encounter from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Halloween-Themed Balloon Twisters
Visit one of the incredibly talented balloon artists to get your free Halloween-themed balloon twister.
Enhance your costume with a special face-paint design!
Are you Runway Ready?
Show off your costume on the special Costume Runway in Building 2 from 10 - 11 a.m.
Air Force Band of Flight Pop-Up Concerts
Enjoy the spooky sounds of live Halloween-themed music provided by the AF Band of Flight. They will play 20 minute sets at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Paint your own pumpkin
Decorate your own pumpkin to take home with you. We doubt the candy will last long, but these small plastic pumpkins will be easy to carry and provide a lasting tangible memory of your day at the museum.
Don't have a costume? We've got you covered!
Kids can decorate their own masks and crowns at the coloring station.
Games, Games, and more Games!
We hope you aren't tired yet, because there is MORE!!!
Try your hand at Ring Toss, Pumpkin Bean Bag Toss, Bazooka Ping Pong, or Pin the Spider on the Web.
Don't miss the Launchpad Shop 'n Snack!
When you do need a break, the Launchpad will have Halloween-themed treats for sale. The Launchpad is located on the Cold War Gallery Overlook
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Check our calendar for a
complete list of events
All visitors may be screened with a metal detector upon entry. In addition all bags are subject to search and may be placed through an X-Ray machine. Weapons are not permitted including pocket knives and firearms, to include conceal carry and other dangerous weapons.
- Box cutters
- Food and Soda Drinks
* Firearms, to include conceal carry and other dangerous weapons, are specifically prohibited in Federal facilities in accordance with 18 USC §930 (c)
- Water bottles (clear, sealed bottle, up to 20 oz.)
- Camera bags
- Diaper bags
- Service animals
Please note the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is not responsible for items left in vehicles.
Click here for frequently asked questions regarding items permitted inside the museum.
Notice: Visitors may be filmed, photographed or recorded by the U.S. Air Force for educational and promotional uses, including for posting on public websites and social media.
Individuals are permitted to take their own photographs or videos while touring the museum.
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