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    Air & Scare (At Home)

  • Recurring daily
  • Dates:
    October 9, 2020 - October 31, 2020
  • Location:
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This year, the Museum’s popular Air & Scare program is coming to your home with online downloadable activities and challenges, live digital programming, and some sc-air-y business, including a costume and pumpkin decorating contest for sweet prizes:

Note: There will be no on-site Halloween programming at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center this year.


Virtual Costume Contest

We want to see your best Air and Space-themed costumes! Entries are due October 25, so you have time to put the finishing touches on a costume inspired by the Museum's collection with creative touches and interesting approaches. 

Winners in each of the age categories (Baby & Toddlers (0-4), Kids (5-12), Youth (13-17), Adult (18+), Pets) will recieve prizes from Mars Wrigley Confectionery US LLC — awesome candy prize packs for our human winners and pet food prizes for the pet winners.

Submit your photos of a recent costume here by October 25.

Virtual Pumpkin Decorating Contest

We may be biased, but we think aviation and space-themed pumpkins are the best kind. Show off your pumpkin decorating skills by entering our virtual pumpkin content. Carve or decorate a pumpkin with your favorite Air and Space artifact and submit here by October 25. The winning pumpkin will recieve a candy prize pack. Need inspiration? Check out these stencils. 

Winners will be announced October 31 at 1 pm ET. Want to show off your costume or pumpkin more? Share on social media using #AirandScare20 for a chance to be featured on our website or social media.

Downloadable Halloween Activities

Enjoy this hands-on Halloween activities with an Air and Space twist:

Pumpkin Stencils

Use these downloadable pumpkin stencils to carve an aviation or space pumpkin.


Upcoming Virtual Programming

Flights of Fancy Story Time — Tuesday, October 20 at 1 pm ET

Enjoy a special Halloween-themed Flights of Fancy story time, featuring an original story and craft activity for your little ones.

Air & Scare Live Chat — Thursday, October 29 at 1 pm ET

Tune in for a special Halloween-themed live chat with special guests on Facebook Live and on our website.

ScareSpace: Stories with an Air of Mystery — Friday, October 30

Join us on Instagram Live throughout the day as we share spooky and mysterious stories from the aviation and space history. Taking place on @airandspacemuseum on Instagram.

Costume and Pumpkin Contest Winners Announcement — Saturday, October 31 at 1 pm ET

Learn the winners of the costume and pumpkin decorating contest in a special video presentation.


Air & Scare at Home is made possible by the generous support of Mars Wrigley.