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October 28, 2006

TONIGHT: Children's Event at New Air & Space Museum Extension, Dulles

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The the Udvar-Hazy Center of the National Air & Space Museum (the new extension of the museum, located at Dulles) will host a FREE, child-friendly "Air & Scare" event TONIGHT from 4 to 8 p.m.

More details from the Air & Space Museum staff:

The Udvar-Hazy Center will be filled to the rafters with friendly ghosts, princesses, and space creatures for the second annual Air & Scare Halloween evening. Hands-on activities throughout the Museum will feature extraterrestrials, secret military aircraft, and pilot superstitions.

Listen to spooky and strange stories about flying and visitors from outer space, and catch a special presentation of Wallace & Gromit in A Grand Day Out in the IMAX Theater at 6 and 7 p.m.

The youngest visitors will enjoy hearing the story of Anita, the tiny spider sent into space. Afterward, kids can make their own space-spinning spider to take home.

Visit the dress-up corner and go home with a new paint job from our professional face painters. Before you leave, experience the thrill of space first-hand with FREE simulator rides, and check out the moon up close through powerful telescopes outside the building.

Wear a costume, and fill up a Halloween bag with free goodies.

Parents, be sure to bring your cameras for great photos with your kids' favorite Star Wars characters and Slap Shot, the mascot of the Washington Capitals.

To get your free tix from their website, click here. For directions, click here. Parking is also free after 4 p.m.! (And if you've ever paid for the rather pricey parking out there, you know how important this savings is.)

Thanks to local mama Marybeth Henry for sharing this event announcement with us!

Posted by Sarah at 2:56 PM.