Please note:For security reasons, full-face masks are prohibited on visitors over 16 years of age.
Participate in creepy crafts and Halloween-themed activities throughout the Center, including annual favorites, Ghostblasters, the Robotic Zone, and the Crazy Science station. Additional stations are located throughout the building.
Take part in spooky science experiments.
What really went on at Area 51? Is it true that there is an alien ship in the Museum's collection? Learn the answers to these and many more haunting questions. Located throughout the building.
Free candy and other goodies will be distributed at treat stations located throughout the building.
Designed for ages two to six, the Tot Zone caters to the tiniest visitors, who will enjoy playing dress-up and participating in space-themed activities.
Created with teens and tweens in mind but open to all ages, the Teen and Tween Zone lets you test your skills at the Paper Scare Plane Design Challenge and Trick or Trajectory Rocket Launch, and get a temporary tattoo.
Rainbow Puppets will perform at 2:00, 4:00, and 6:00 pm. (Duration: 30 minutes)
Oran Sandel will present an interactive show, Professor Wingnut Wants To Fly, at 3:00 and 5:00 pm.
Enjoy a reading of Blackout by John Rocco at 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:30, and 5:00 pm.
Take a photo with costumed Star Wars and Ghostbusters characters, as well as a 21-foot tall Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
Learn how to build remotely-operated underwater robots with the Office of Naval Research SeaPerch Program.
Watch air traffic at Dulles International Airport from the Donald D. Engen Observation Tower. The line for the tower closes at 4:30 pm and the tower closes at 5:00 pm.
See a display of the flying mammals, presented by the Fairfax County Park Authority.
Following is the schedule for the Airbus IMAX Theater. Tickets may be purchased at the theater box office, located near the Welcome Center near the main entrance.
Hidden Universe (43 min.): 10:15 am, 4:50 pm
D-Day: Normandy 1944 (43 min.): 11:10 am, 3:15, 6:20 pm
To Fly! (27 min.): 12:05 pm
Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag (45 min.): 12:45 pm
Hubble (40 min.): 1:40 pm
Free tickets for Casper's Halloween Special will be distributed on a first come, first served basis at the theater's lower level entrance. The 25-minute cartoon will be shown at these times:
Ticket Distribution Time: 1:55 pm, Showtime: 2:35 pm
Ticket Distribution Time: 3:30 pm, Showtime: 4:10 pm
Ticket Distribution Time: 5:45 pm, Showtime: 5:45 pm