Tue. May 17th, 2022


photo by Idit Knaan

From the Smithsonian Office of Public Affairs:

“We made the decision not to host Zoo’s traditional Halloween or ZooLights events because we did not feel we could do them good for several reasons and within our COVID security parameters. Our first priority is the safety and well-being of our visitors, staff and animals. We all feel hope that 2022 will bring new opportunities. ”

From an email:

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will once again host its annual Air & Scare Family Day from 6 p.m. 10 to 17 Saturday, October 30th, at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. This year’s event will be outdoors and will feature candy stations and spooky activities for all ages. Participants must reserve free tickets in advance for the event.

Aerospace is designed with the whole family in mind and comes alive with fun activities, all with a Halloween twist. Participants will enjoy activities such as special discovery stations, paper airplane activities, solar telescope viewing, story times, Star Wars photo stations and more. All activities will be located outdoors and will take place rain or shine. The event is canceled in case of severe weather.

Free timed tickets are required for all participants in “Air & Scare.” They can be reserved per hour from kl. 10 to 16 on the museum’s website. Tickets are not required for those who only visit the museum. Admission is free, but parking is $ 15 until 4pm Public transportation is also available via Metro’s Silver Line and the Fairfax Connector bus. ”

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