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Air Zoo adds value packages for 2010

January 1, 2010

While continuing to offer free general admission, the Air Zoo will be adding additional value packages for its experiences beginning January 4, 2010.

Experience packages will be based on height and will begin at $6.95 for a Co-Pilot Package and will include packages up to the best value $12.95 Ultimate Ace Package. Guests will also be able to continue to purchase individual tickets for the experiences. In addition, children 2 and younger will receive their own wristband and can ride on some of the Air Zoo's age-and-height-appropriate experiences with an adult purchase of tickets or a wristband.

"The positive response from our visitors and the community has been overwhelming," says Debra Mixis, deputy director at the Air Zoo, "And our surveys indicate that they appreciate the free general admission and would like us to continue to make the collection and exhibits accessible to everyone."

During 2009, the Air Zoo saw more than 205,000 total visitors compared to 102,114 total visitors in 2008 (final 2009 numbers are still being calculated). This past year saw visitors from all 50 states and many foreign countries.

This year, the Air Zoo will be putting many new ideas into place, including discovery stations that will be located throughout the exhibit floor.

In February and March, the Air Zoo will be offering Open Cockpit weekends that will give visitors a different view of some aircraft... from inside the cockpit. Weekends in February will feature our Wildcat, Hellcat and Corsair and the weekends in March will feature our P-47 Thunderbolt, B-25 Mitchell and P-39 Airacobra.

Due to popular demand, the Air Zoo will be offering even more Girl Scout and Boy Scout Programs during 2010 and 2011. These include:

Brownie Girl Scouts
January 16, 2010: Brownie Space Exploration Try-It Day
February 20, 2010: Brownie Science Try-It Day
September 18, 2010: Brownie Space Exploration Try-It Day
December 4, 2010: Brownie Space Exploration Try-It Day

Junior Girl Scouts
October 16, 2010: Junior Girl Scout Aerospace Day
April 23, 2011: Junior Girl Scout Aerospace Day

Cadette/Senior Girl Scouts
November 13, 2010: Cadette/Senior Girl Scout Space Exploration Day
January 8, 2011: Cadette/Senior Girl Scout Women Through Time Day

Cub Scouts
March 13, 2010: Cub Scout Science Belt Loop Day
February 19, 2011: Cub Scout Science Belt Loop Day

Boy Scouts
April 10, 2010: Boy Scout Space Exploration Day
March 19, 2011: Boy Scout Space Exploration Day
May 21, 2011: Boy Scout Aviation Day

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