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Air Zoo to host Women in Aerospace Day

March 13, 2012

Source: Danielle Nicholl
Job Title: Public Relations & Marketing Manager
Phone: 269.350.2811
Email: dnicholl@airzoo.org

KALAMAZOO, Mich.-In celebration of Women's History Month, the Air Zoo is hosting Women in Aerospace Day on Saturday, March 24 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Air Zoo guests will have the chance to learn about the accomplishments of women in aviation and space through fun hands-on activities throughout the day. From 1-2 p.m., the Air Zoo will offer a Rocket Clinic for guests to build and launch rockets (weather permitting). They'll also be able to participate in a Paper Airplane Clinic and Soda Straw Rocket Workshop, sample astronaut ice cream, and make their own passport.

Important characters in the history of aerospace will be present to speak about their achievements. Guests will be able to meet and interact with characters portraying Amelia Earhart, Jackie Cochran, Sally Ride and many more!

A variety of women in the aviation profession will be on-hand to speak about their careers as well. Western Michigan University representatives will be available to talk to those who are interested in learning more about a degree in aviation.

The Rocket Clinic costs $10 per rocket. Preregistration for the Clinic is required by calling 269.350.2848. The remainder of Women in Aerospace Day activities are included in the price of general admission.

For more information, call 269.382.6555 or visit www.airzoo.org.

The Air Zoo is a nonprofit organization located at 6151 Portage Rd. in Portage, Mich. It is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and offers a restaurant, gift shop and banquet facilities. General admission is $8 per person. Unlimited rides and attractions may be purchased with a wristband package (Ultimate Ace-$15, Junior Flyer-$12, Co-Pilot-$8), which includes general admission, or tickets can be purchased individually for rides. Children who are 4 years old or younger are free.

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