Join us for a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt-esq challenge using the GooseChase app. The game will be available Saturday, October 30 from 11 am to 5 pm ET. To join the fun:
- Download the GooseChase iOS or Android app.
- Choose to play as a guest, or register for a personal account with a username and password of your choice.
- Search for the game using game code 7Z6EJZ.
- Follow the prompts to select or create your team.
Enjoy this hands-on Halloween activities with an Air and Space twist:
Space history curator Jennifer Levasseur gives Star Wars droid R2-D2 a tour around the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
In honor of Halloween, our friends at the 501st Legion and Rebel Legion show off the best way to make the famous Blue Milk from Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope.
Enjoy these other activities for the Star Wars fans in your life:
- Star Wars recipes (check out the severed Wampa Arm cake!)
- More Star Wars fun to come
Halloween Story Time
What to enter.
Costume Contest: Submit an Air and Space-related costume that fits one of these categories:
- Children 0 - 12
- Teens, Adults (13+)
- Families/Groups (mixed ages)
- Pets (any age)
Pumpkin Decorating or Carving Contest: Submit a carved or decorated pumpkin related to the museum's collection. You can use a stencil or your own design.
Throughout October we will share entries on social media and here at our website. The photos we share will not affect our judges’ selection. We just want to share your creative efforts.
Our judges will be Museum staff and members from the Star Wars costume clubs. They will be looking for your photo submission to be your own original creation that relates to the Museum’s collection with creative touches and interesting approaches. Don’t forget the Museum has quite a collection of science fiction related artifacts.
Only enter that which is yours to enter in this contest. This means photos that are yours to submit (e.g. you took the photo, or got permission from the photographer), and include in the photo only your original creations (pumpkin carvings, costumes).
Who can enter. Everyone present in the United States is able to enter one or both contests with the following restrictions:
Those under the age of 18 may only participate with and through their parent or guardian.
Those affiliated with the Smithsonian (i.e. employees, contractors, interns, volunteers, and members of their household) may submit entries, but are not eligible to compete for prizes.
Prizes can only be sent to US addresses.
How to enter. You may enter one or both contests and any or all of the categories, but only one entry per category.
Submit your digital photos of your costume or pumpkin via these entry forms:
Entry Period: Contest entries will be accepted until 3:00 pm ET, Saturday, October 30, 2021.
Permitted Uses of Entries. All entrants give the Smithsonian Institution, and those authorized by the Smithsonian, permission to publicly use the entry materials, along with entrants’ first name and last initial, and state of residence, in connection with the Smithsonian’s exhibitions, promotions, publicity, websites, social media, fundraising, archives, research, publications, and other educational materials and presentations; entrants will not be given an opportunity to review and approve any of the foregoing permitted uses of the entry but further use (e.g. merchandise) would require additional permission. Entrants understand that the Smithsonian has no control over third party social media platforms (e.g., Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube) and that entries could be further disseminated by the public and associated with comments entrants may disagree with or find objectionable. By submitting a photo (or photos) to enter this contest, you voluntarily and on a royalty-free basis grant this permission on behalf of yourself (as entrant), and any others whose image or creation (pumpkin carving, costume) appear in the image:
If a minor’s image or creation appears in the Photo. Individuals under the age of 18 must participate through their parent or legal guardian. If you are the parent or legal guardian participating with your child, you are responsible for explaining these rules to your child and helping your child cooperate with them.
If a photo is being submitted on behalf of a group (e.g. multiple people’s creations or images appear in the photo). If you are submitting a group photo that represents mixed categories, you can choose the category that you think best fits. Do not enter a photo unless you have permission to do so from all individuals whose images or creations appear in the photo (including but not limited to the Permitted Uses of Entries). If someone under the age of 18 (a minor), or that minor’s creations, appear in the photo, you must get permission from the parent or legal guardian to enter the photo in this contest (including but not limited to the Permitted Uses of Entries).
Play by the Rules. Play nice. Entry materials must: be lawful, true, and accurate; contain only the entrants’ own original material or material for which entrant has full authority and permission to grant the rights set forth in these rules; and not infringe on the rights of any third party. Do not submit photos that would not be befitting of an educational environment or are off topic. By entering, you warrant that the entry materials you submit comply with these rules and agree to be solely responsible for the consequences of your entry.
Submit by Saturday October 30 by 3 pm ET. Submissions for either contest after this time will not be considered.
No purchase necessary. Any type of Smithsonian purchase will not impact your chances of winning.
Decisions of the Smithsonian are final and binding. The Smithsonian may modify these rules, or cancel any contest, in its sole discretion, at any time, and for any reason. In the event of a dispute, the Smithsonian reserves the right not to award any prize.
Smithsonian not held responsible. The Smithsonian is not responsible for incomplete or misdirected entries, technical or network malfunctions or failures, or causes beyond its control. Entrants are solely responsible for their entries and any consequences of making the entry. Do not submit materials that introduce any viruses, worms or other malicious programs, or that are off-topic or partisan-political or infringing. The Smithsonian reserves the right to disqualify any entrant whose entry or conduct appears in any way to: inhibit the enjoyment of others; tamper with the competition; violate these Rules; infringe on the rights of third parties; or act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner.
Entrants hold the Smithsonian, its regents, officers, employees, affiliated staff, and prize sponsors, harmless from and against all claims of any nature arising in connection with entrant’s participation in the contest, or acceptance and/or use of prize. The Smithsonian and its regents, officers, employees, affiliated staff, and prize sponsors, are not liable for any costs, damages, injuries, or other claims incurred as a result of entrants’ participation in the contest or winner’s acceptance and usage of the prize.
The Smithsonian will award one prize for each category. The prizes for the pumpkin contest and each winner of each costume category will be valued at $50. If a prize is unavailable for any reason, the Smithsonian reserves the right to substitute a prize of like value; winners may not request prize substitution. Winners are responsible for any costs or taxes associated with their acceptance or use of the prize.
Announcement of winners. The Smithsonian will publicly announce the winning entries on October 31 on the National Air and Space website and social media. You can e-mail AirandScare@si.edu after October 31, 2021, for a list of winners.
Air & Scare is made possible by the support of Mars Wrigley Confectionery US LLC.