COLLEGE PARK – Many kids and families joined in on the Halloween fun at the annual Haunted Hangar event at the College Park Aviation Museum in College Park on Oct. 30. Arts and crafts awaited participants upon their arrival to enjoy the spooky fun at the museum. There were various stations set up for kids […]
COLLEGE PARK – Many kids and families joined in on the Halloween fun at the annual Haunted Hangar event at the College Park Aviation Museum in College Park on Oct. 30.
Arts and crafts awaited participants upon their arrival to enjoy the spooky fun at the museum.
There were various stations set up for kids to participate in such as face painting and candy airplanes. Kids had the opportunity to make their own pumpkin lanterns as well.
Employees of the museum and CIVICUS members, a Living and Learning Program at the University of Maryland, were volunteers for the event.
“My favorite part of the event was the candy airplanes,”said Lexi Duncan, a volunteer from CIVICUS. “It taught me how to make an airplane out of rubber bands and mints. I also like working with the kids.”
The event has been taking place at the museum for over 10 years.
“I love seeing everyone dressed up and I love seeing the kids run around,” said program coordinator Chelsea Dorman.
Kids dressed up as superheroes, baseball players, and princesses just to name a few.
“I am amazed at how many Anna’s (from the movie Frozen) that I’ve seen this year. Last year there were many Elsa’s,” Dorman said.
Museum director Andrea Tracey enjoyed seeing kids in their different costumes as well. Tracey’s favorite costumes from the night were Darth Vader, Tigger and Winnie the Pooh. Tracey mentioned how she grew up on Star Wars and loved the Winnie the Pooh stories when she was a kid.
While kids participated in the Halloween activities, there were many kids who interacted with the aviation themed activities as well. Kids viewed and interacted with the museums aircraft collection and exhibitions that were displayed throughout the museum.
“I think my favorite part about the event is seeing kids and adults having a great time,” Tracey said. “This event makes the museum accessible in a different way. You can have a fun time being creative. It shows that museums are fun places.”