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Air & Scare 2013

One of our Halloween traditions is attending Air & Scare at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. It’s a fun evening of trick or treating among the planes, as well as some crafts, science activities, and lots of Star Wars characters!

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The kids dressed up as Buzz Lightyear and Sofia the First. They quickly got a bag full of candy to enjoy as we strolled around the museum.

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We spotted the giant Marshmallow Man where Luke and Tom got a photo with some Ghostbusters.

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We checked out some exhibits and games.

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Then we got pictures with a bunch of Star Wars characters

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Luke was a big fan of the Jawa.

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(Scarlett wasn’t that interested in being photographed.)

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This is a fun event that we look forward to each year, and 2013 was no exception. Planes, candy and Jedi – what more could you ask for?




Disney Planes Activity: Air & Space Museum

One of the great things about living right outside of Washington D.C. is the access to so many wonderful museums. One is the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, which fit perfectly without our Disney Planes week.

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They have everything from military aircraft to passenger jets to the early planes built by the Wright Brothers.

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They also have interactive areas where you can learn while you play.

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The kids liked the airplane repair area the best. Tools and gears are fun!

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Suprisingly, we found a good amount of Disney sprinkled throughout the museum!

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Disney World is easily accessible by air – here’s some luggage with souvenirs!

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Mickey Mouse cartoon

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Of course, Planes in the gift shop!

Luke and Scarlett loved this museum. Scarlett has asked to go again every day since we left! It’s a great place to visit in the D.C. area.