Air and Scare is an annual Halloween event hosted at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA. Check back next year for a list of new activities for the 2015 event.
Please note: For security reasons, full-face masks are prohibited on visitors over 16 years of age.
Parking: Parking is $15 from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm. After 6:00 pm, parking is free.
Participate in creepy crafts and Halloween-themed activities throughout the Center. Annual favorites include the Robotic Zone, Trick or Trajectory, and the Crazy Science station.
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 3:15, 4:15, 5:15, and 6:15 pm (Duration: 30 minutes)
Enjoy readings of Space Case by Edward Marshall 2:00-4:00 pm, 5:00-6:30 pm.
Take a photo with costumed Star Wars and Ghostbusters characters, as well as a 21-foot tall Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
Learn how robots work and try your hand at amazing trials and play with "buggy" little robots with the Chantilly and Herndon High School Robotics teams as well as Professor Clark from Carnegie Mellon University who will join us virtually!
Participate in a home fire escape course challenge with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Fire and Rescue Department
Join the NOVA RC Airplane Club to see some uncanny radio control aircraft.
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, or online.
Journey to Space 3D (40 min.): 10:10 am, 3:25 pm
D-Day: Normandy 1944 (43 min.): 11:00 am
The Martian (2 hrs, 21 min.): 12:00, 6:40, 9:30 pm
Living in the Age of Airplanes (47 min.): 4:55 pm
Free tickets for Toy Story of Terror 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: 2:05 pm | Showtime: 2:45 pm
Ticket Distribution Time: 3:35 pm | Showtime: 4:15 pm
Ticket Distribution Time: 5:15 pm | Showtime: 5:55 pm
Download & print the Air & Scare brochure.