Museum to offer ‘spooktacular aerospace fun’

Greene County News

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — Learn aerospace principles through free Halloween-themed activities during Family Day 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Visitors are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes, and those who participate in activities will receive goody bags while supplies last.

Designed for children and adults of all ages, Family Day offers 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 cornhole game.

These free activities take place in various locations throughout the museum.

“Storytime” begins at 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. in the Carney Auditorium. Preschool and primary-grade children are invited to listen to Halloween stories and then make a Halloween-themed craft to take home. In addition, 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.

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.

The event is free, and visitors of all ages may participate in these aviation-related activities located throughout the museum galleries. No advanced reservations are necessary. Call the Education Division at 937-255-4646 for additional information.

Story courtesy of the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

Story courtesy of the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

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