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  • Model Rocket Day Postponed
    Jun 19, 2013 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Air Zoo and Southwest Michigan Association of Spacemodeling Hobbyists' (S.M.A.S.H.) Model Rocket Day scheduled for Saturday, June 22 has been postponed. Forecasted weather and the size and scope of the rockets to be...
  • Air Zoo to Host Michigan Blood Drive
    Apr 10, 2013 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Donating blood is one of the best and easiest ways to help save lives. Area residents can help alleviate blood shortages by donating to Michigan Blood at the Air Zoo on April 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each donor will...
  • Air Zoo Offers Trip to Grand Rapids Public Museum
    Apr 4, 2013 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Air Zoo is offering a fully escorted trip to Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at the Grand Rapids Public Museum on May 7. The organized trip will feature transportation by deluxe motor coach. It costs $50 per...
  • Air Zoo to Offer Trip to Ireland
    Mar 27, 2013 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Those looking to experience the beauty of Ireland need look no further! The Air Zoo and Collette Vacations are offering a fully escorted "Shades of Ireland" trip Oct. 6-15. Trip highlights include visiting Dublin and...
  • Air Zoo to Host Special F-8 Crusader Presentation
    Mar 25, 2013 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Air Zoo will hold "The Last Gunfighter: The Legend of the F-8 Crusader," a special presentation by retired Navy Cmdr. Rick Adams, on April 5 at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Adams will speak about his seasoned...
  • Air Zoo to Offer Spring Break Camps and Workshops
    Mar 13, 2013 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Kids looking for a spring break full of fun need look no further! The Air Zoo is offering spring break camps and workshops for kids of all ages! 3-D Art in Flight Workshop April 4 $45 per child Session 1 1-2 p.m. Ages...
  • Radio Disney AM 910 to Celebrate National Platypus Day at the Air Zoo
    Feb 20, 2013 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Calling all FOP (Friends of Perry)! Radio Disney AM 910 is hosting Platypus Day at the Air Zoo on March 2 from 2-4 p.m.! Kids and families are invited to join in for an afternoon of interactive entertainment celebrating...
  • Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame Announces 2013 Enshrinees
    Jan 31, 2013 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame (MAHF) is proud to announce its Class of 2013 enshrinees: Capt. Robert D. Gibb - Fighter Pilot and World War II Ace (1922-1953) Gibb was born in Detroit and grew up in Lansing. He...
  • Air Zoo to Offer Open Cockpits During February
    Jan 15, 2013 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - 'Look but don't touch' is usually the mantra of museums, but not at the Air Zoo. During the whole month of February, visitors will be able to experience aircraft from a different point of view-the cockpit. Visitors will...
  • Air Zoo President and CEO Bob Ellis to Retire
    Jan 3, 2013 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Air Zoo Board of Directors Chairman Pete Parish has announced that Bob Ellis, Air Zoo president and CEO, will retire after 35 years of service to the museum. The Air Zoo Board of Directors has named Troy A. Thrash as the...
  • Air Zoo to Offer Trip to Chicago Auto Show
    Dec 20, 2012 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Those looking to visit the Chicago Auto Show or for a last-minute holiday gift idea need look no further! The Air Zoo is offering a fully escorted trip to Chicago on Feb. 12, 2013. The organized trip will feature...
  • Air Zoo Announces Volunteer of the Year Recipient
    Dec 18, 2012 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Air Zoo honored volunteer Richard "Rick" Cahow with the 2012 Volunteer of the Year Award on Dec. 6 for his outstanding commitment and service to the museum. Cahow, 64, of Portage, began volunteering at the Air Zoo in...
  • Air Zoo Adds Mini-Max to its Aircraft Collection
    Dec 13, 2012 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Air Zoo is now home to a new plane-an 1100 R Mini-Max. The 1100 R Mini-Max is an ultra light aircraft kit that was primarily used for recreational flying. The wooden, mid-wing, open cockpit aircraft features a...
  • Air Zoo Blasts Off with Holiday Rocket Clinics
    Dec 11, 2012 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Air Zoo is offering Holiday Rocket Clinics filled with fun hands-on science experiences for kids on Dec. 27, Dec. 28, Jan. 3 and Jan. 4. During each clinic, participants will build and launch their own model rockets,...
  • EPS Security creates Air Zoo fund for youth
    Dec 4, 2012 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Thanks to EPS Security, a grant program that allows nonprofit organizations to send vulnerable youth to Air Zoo public programs is now available. EPS Security hosted Life Safety Day, which provided parents with a...
  • Santa to land at the Air Zoo
    Nov 26, 2012 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Kids looking to meet Santa Claus need look no further! On Dec. 1 from 1-3 p.m., kids will be able to meet Santa at the Air Zoo! In addition to meeting Santa, the Air Zoo is also offering a special holiday promotion. ...
  • Air Zoo co-founder inducted into EAA's Aviation Hall of Fame
    Nov 20, 2012 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Experimental Aircraft Association inducted Air Zoo co-founder Pete Parish into its Sport Aviation Hall of Fame in Oshkosh, Wis., on Nov. 15 for all of his contributions towards aviation. The EAA Sport Aviation Hall...
  • Air Zoo celebrates Veterans Day with free general admission and open cockpits
    Nov 1, 2012 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Air Zoo is honoring those who have served and those who continue to serve our country with a variety of special activities and offers on Veterans Day. The Air Zoo will offer free general admission to veterans, active...
  • Air Zoo launches Homeschool Discovery Days
    Oct 30, 2012 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Air Zoo is launching new 2012-2013 Homeschool Discovery Days, which are interactive programs designed specifically for homeschooled children ages 5-12. Homeschool Discovery Days are held once a month throughout the...
  • Air Zoo to host Michigan Blood drive
    Oct 25, 2012 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Donating blood is one of the best and easiest ways to help save lives. Area residents can help alleviate blood shortages by donating to Michigan Blood at the Air Zoo on Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each donor will...
  • Air Zoo to display replica of first successful radio control airplane
    Oct 17, 2012 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Guests visiting the Air Zoo can now learn all about the world's first successful radio control aircraft-the Guff. The Guff was the first R/C aircraft created with vacuum tube-based control units. Walter and William Good...
  • Air Zoo adds Curtiss Robin to its aircraft collection
    Oct 4, 2012 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Air Zoo has added a new plane-a 1928 Curtiss Robin-to its extensive collection of aircraft for visitors to enjoy. The Curtiss Robin is a high-wing monoplane built by the Curtiss-Robertson Airplane Manufacturing Co. ...
  • Air Zoo to host flu and pneumonia vaccination clinic
    Sep 20, 2012 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - On Sept. 24 from 1-3 p.m. the Air Zoo will hold a public flu and pneumonia immunization clinic offered by Borgess VNA Home Care. Visiting nurses from Borgess VNA Home Care will be available to administer the following...
  • Air Zoo to celebrate Women Airforce Service Pilots
    Sep 18, 2012 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Air Zoo is celebrating the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) with a special reunion and presentation on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 1 p.m. The public is welcome to attend this program in honor of the first female pilots...
  • Air Zoo to host American Red Cross blood drive
    Sep 5, 2012 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Every two seconds someone in the United States needs a blood transfusion. One donation of a pint of blood can save up to three lives. On September 7 from 10:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. area residents can help alleviate blood...
  • Radio Disney AM 910 to rock the "Best Day Ever" at the Air Zoo
    Aug 21, 2012 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Guests visiting the Air Zoo on Sept. 8 are in for a special event- the "Best Day Ever" with the Radio Disney AM 910 Road Crew! The "Best Day Ever" will take place from noon-3 p.m. and will include music, games and...
  • Air Zoo and Third Coast Aviation partner to offer new experiences
    Jul 19, 2012 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Air Zoo and Third Coast Aviation have joined forces to offer a variety of new visitor experiences, including a Full-Motion Advanced Flight Trainer, flights in a Cessna 172 Skyhawk and private pilot ground school. The...
  • B-29 and P-51 to visit the Air Zoo
    Jul 3, 2012 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The world's only flying Boeing B-29 Superfortress, along with a North American P-51 Mustang, are coming to the Air Zoo this summer and you can have a chance to fly in them! The Air Zoo is offering 30-minute flights in...
  • Air Zoo to host American Red Cross blood drive
    Jun 14, 2012 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Every two seconds someone in the United States needs a blood transfusion. One donation of a pint of blood can save up to three lives. On June 22 from 10:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. area residents can help alleviate blood...
  • Ford Tri-Motor, B-25 and B-17 return to the Air Zoo
    May 31, 2012 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Have you ever wanted to fly in a historic 83-year-old airliner or soar in a World War II bomber? Now is your chance! This summer, the Air Zoo is offering flight opportunities in a Ford Tri-Motor, North American B-25...
  • Air Zoo to open international aerospace art exhibit
    May 25, 2012 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - On June 3 the Air Zoo will unveil the 2012 American Society of Aviation Artists (ASAA) International Aerospace Art Exhibit. The exhibit will feature more than 50 pieces of aviation and space artwork, ranging from...
  • Air Zoo to display flying car and electric car
    May 24, 2012 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Is it a car? Is it an aircraft? It's both! On May 25 and in the beginning of June, the Air Zoo will unveil its newest additions-the Milner AirCar and the ElectriCar, respectively. The AirCar and ElectriCar are first...
  • Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame to honor eight individuals
    May 2, 2012 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame will celebrate and honor eight individuals at its annual enshrinement ceremony and dinner at the Air Zoo on May 19. The 2012 enshrinees are: Maj. Gen. William A. Henderson Maj. Gen....
  • Air Zoo to offer free airplane rides to veterans
    May 1, 2012 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - This summer, veterans who served during World War II and the Korean War will have the chance to take flight, for free! Beginning June 19, veterans will be able to fly in a Boeing-Stearman N2S-5 Kaydet, courtesy of the...
  • Birthday parties take flight at the Air Zoo
    Apr 19, 2012 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Air Zoo guests looking for high-flying birthday fun can now choose from three customized birthday party packages. Build Your Own Birthday Party Customize your birthday party with this package, which costs $8 per person...
  • Air Zoo to co-host Astronomy Day
    Apr 17, 2012 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Air Zoo and Kalamazoo Astronomical Society (KAS) have joined forces to host daytime activities for Astronomy Day on April 21. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m., the KAS will feature educational displays, hands-on activities for...
  • Air Zoo blasts off with summer camp experiences
    Apr 12, 2012 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Kids looking for out-of-this-world summer camp experiences need look no further! The Air Zoo is offering a variety of aviation and space-related camps for kids ages 4-17. Summer camps include: Two is Twice the Fun ...
  • Air Zoo adds new plane to its collection
    Apr 3, 2012 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Air Zoo has added a new plane-a 1928 Heath Baby Bullet-to its extensive collection of aircraft. The Baby Bullet is now on display for visitors to enjoy. The Baby Bullet is a homebuilt aircraft kit created by the...
  • Air Zoo to offer spring break camps
    Mar 21, 2012 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Kids looking for a spring break full of fun need look no further! The Air Zoo is offering full- and half-day spring break camps for kids of all ages. Half-Day Camp March 30, April 4 or April 6 from 1-4 p.m. Campers...
  • Air Zoo offers motor coach trip to Dayton, Ohio
    Mar 19, 2012 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Air Zoo is offering a fully escorted trip to Dayton, Ohio on May 9-11. The organized trip features transportation by deluxe motor coach and includes tours of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, its Restoration...
  • Air Zoo to host Women in Aerospace Day
    Mar 13, 2012 - 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...
  • Air Zoo to host Michigan Blood drive
    Feb 27, 2012 - KALAMAZOO, Mich.-Donating blood is one of the best and easiest ways to help save lives. On Thursday, March 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. area residents can help alleviate blood shortages by donating to Michigan Blood at the Air Zoo. Michigan...
  • Air Zoo to host presentation on Tuskegee Airmen
    Feb 7, 2012 - KALAMAZOO, Mich.-In honor of Black History Month, the Air Zoo is holding a special presentation about the Tuskegee Airmen on Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. Paul Love, an official torchbearer of the Tuskegee Airmen, will give a multimedia presentation...
  • Air Zoo to offer open cockpits all month long
    Jan 24, 2012 - KALAMAZOO, Mich.-'Look but don't touch' is usually the mantra of museums, but not at the Air Zoo. During the whole month of February, visitors will be able to experience aircraft from a different point of view-the cockpit. Visitors will...
  • Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame announces 2012 enshrinees
    Jan 19, 2012 - KALAMAZOO, Mich.-The Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame (MAHF) is proud to announce its Class of 2012 enshrinees: Cass Hough-military and corporate pilot (1904-1990) Cass Hough was born in Plymouth. During World War II he flew regular...
  • Air Zoo to offer motor coach trip to Detroit auto show
    Jan 6, 2012 - KALAMAZOO, Mich.-Those looking to visit the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit need look no further! The Air Zoo is offering a fully escorted trip to the NAIAS on Jan. 17. The organized trip will feature...
  • Air Zoo announces Volunteer of the Year Award recipients
    Dec 21, 2011 - KALAMAZOO, Mich.-On Dec. 7 the Air Zoo honored volunteers Dave Wakefield and Adam Taggett with the Volunteer of the Year Award. Wakefield, 89, of Kalamazoo, received the award in the adult category, while Taggett, 16, of Portage, took the...
  • Air Zoo to launch Holiday Rocket Clinics
    Dec 12, 2011 - KALAMAZOO, Mich.-On Dec. 28 and Jan. 4, the Air Zoo will offer Holiday Rocket Clinics filled with fun hands-on science experience for kids. During each clinic, participants will build and launch their own model rockets, while learning...
  • Air Zoo home school program explores the P-40 Warhawk
    Nov 30, 2011 - KALAMAZOO, Mich.-On Dec. 6 at 10 a.m., home school students will have the chance to learn about a historic World War II fighter during Home School Discovery Day: All about the P-40 at the Air Zoo. Students will receive a diagram of the...
  • Air Zoo to host Michigan Blood drive
    Nov 16, 2011 - KALAMAZOO, Mich.-Donating blood is one of the best and easiest ways to help save lives. On Saturday, Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. area residents can help alleviate blood shortages by donating to Michigan Blood at the Air Zoo. Michigan...
  • Vietnam soldier to speak at Air Zoo
    Nov 8, 2011 - KALAMAZOO, Mich.-In honor of Veterans Day, Sgt. Orville Smith will give a special presentation, "A Day in the Life of a Vietnam Soldier," to Air Zoo visitors on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. Sgt. Smith will share what his experience was...
  • Air Zoo to honor veterans with free admission and rides
    Nov 4, 2011 - KALAMAZOO, Mich.-The Air Zoo is honoring those who have served and those who continue to serve our country by offering free Ultimate Ace wristband packages to veterans, active military, Guard and Reserve members, and their immediate...
  • Air Zoo to host American Red Cross blood drive
    Nov 1, 2011 - KALAMAZOO, Mich.-Every two seconds someone in the United States needs a blood transfusion. One donation of a pint of blood can save up to three lives. On Friday, Nov. 4 from 10:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. area residents can help alleviate blood...
  • Air Zoo program lets kids explore birds
    Oct 17, 2011 - KALAMAZOO, Mich.-On Saturday, Oct. 22, Air Zoo visitors will have the chance to learn all about birds and how they fly at this month's Super Science Saturday: Natural Flyers. Each 30-minute presentation (at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.) will...
  • Air Zoo and Hospital Hospitality House collaborate to present Hops & Props
    Sep 22, 2011 - KALAMAZOO, Mich.-The Air Zoo and Hospital Hospitality House are joining forces to host the second annual Hops & Props casino night and beer tasting fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 8. From 7:30 p.m.-midnight at the Air Zoo, guests will be able...
  • Air Zoo to open expansion on Oct. 1
    Sep 13, 2011 - KALAMAZOO, Mich.-On Oct. 1 the Air Zoo will open its 50,000-square-foot expansion, which will feature new and current exhibits, aircraft, and space artifacts, to the public. The expansion will house Space: Dare to Dream, an interactive...
  • Air Zoo plane on display at Oakland County International Airport
    Aug 25, 2011 - KALAMAZOO, Mich.-Guests traveling through Oakland County International Airport's new main terminal will notice the Air Zoo's Pitts Special flying high above their heads. The 1973 Pitts Special, which is suspended from the lobby ceiling, is...
  • Air Zoo program lets kids explore planets
    Aug 17, 2011 - KALAMAZOO, Mich.-On Saturday, Aug. 27, Air Zoo visitors will have the chance to learn bout the solar system through hands-on activities at this month's Super Science Saturday: Which Planet Am I? Each 30-minute presentation (at 11 a.m., 1 p...
  • Air Zoo to offer new rides, new exhibit, new fun!
    Jun 3, 2011 - KALAMAZOO, Mich.-The Air Zoo is adding even more rides and experiences to its list of attractions this summer. On June 11, visitors will be able to experience a number of new rides, including the indoor Century of Flight Ferris wheel; the...
  • Air Zoo to offer free airplane rides to veterans
    Jun 1, 2011 - KALAMAZOO, Mich.-This summer, veterans who served during World War II and the Korean War will have the chance to take flight, for free! Beginning June 21, veterans will be able to fly in a Boeing-Stearman N2S-5 Kaydet, courtesy of the Air...
  • Air Zoo to open Tuskegee Airmen exhibit
    May 17, 2011 - KALAMAZOO, Mich.-On May 21 the Air Zoo will open The Test: The Tuskegee Airmen Project, an exhibit about the first black combat aviators who served in the U.S. military during World War II. The Tuskegee Airmen were part of an effort by the...
  • Air Zoo to hold volunteer fair
    May 11, 2011 - KALAMAZOO, Mich.-Those looking for volunteer opportunities need look no further as the Air Zoo will host a volunteer fair May 17 from noon until 4 p.m. Current Air Zoo volunteers and employees will be on-hand to answer questions and...
  • Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame to enshrine six individuals
    May 5, 2011 - KALAMAZOO, Mich.-On Saturday, May 21, six individuals with aviation connections in Michigan will be enshrined into the Air Zoo's Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame. The Tuskegee Airmen and author Nancy Lynn Mess will also be honored during the...
  • Air Zoo Legacy Foundation to offer summer camp scholarships
    Apr 28, 2011 - KALAMAZOO, Mich.-Full and partial scholarships from the Air Zoo Legacy Foundation are now available for the Air Zoo's summer camps. To apply for one, kids must write a one-page essay about themselves, explaining why they want to attend...
  • Air Zoo hosts American Red Cross blood drive
    Apr 14, 2011 - KALAMAZOO, Mich.-Every two seconds someone in the United States needs a blood transfusion. One donation of a pint of blood can save up to three lives. On Tuesday, April 19 from 10:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. area residents can help alleviate blood...
  • Air Zoo announces disc golf course name
    Apr 4, 2011 - KALAMAZOO, Mich.-After receiving more than 180 contest entries, the Air Zoo has chosen a name for its disc golf course-"Field of Flight." The winning name was submitted separately by two contestants-Brian Mosher of Otsego and Chris Chester...
  • Air Zoo to offer spring break disc golf camps
    Mar 14, 2011 - KALAMAZOO, Mich.-Kids looking for a fun spring break experience need look no further! For the first time ever, the Air Zoo is offering spring break disc golf camps to kids ages 7-13+. During the daylong camp, kids will learn all about...
  • Air Zoo launches disc golf course naming contest
    Mar 10, 2011 - KALAMAZOO, Mich.-The Air Zoo is seeking a name for its disc golf course and asking visitors for their suggestions! Fans are welcome to submit their ideas by entering the museum's disc golf course naming contest. To enter, contestants must...
  • Air Zoo to host Michigan Blood drive
    Mar 7, 2011 - KALAMAZOO, Mich.-Donating blood is one of the best and easiest ways to help save lives. On Saturday, March 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. area residents can help alleviate blood shortages by donating to Michigan Blood at the Air Zoo. Michigan...
  • Air Zoo to celebrate Women's History Month
    Mar 1, 2011 - KALAMAZOO, Mich.-In honor of Women's History Month, the Air Zoo is celebrating Women in Aviation and Space Day on March 12. At 1 and 2 p.m., visitors will be able to meet a female aviator character from the past, as she tells tales about...
  • Air Zoo opens disc golf course
    Jan 6, 2011 - KALAMAZOO, Mich.-Air Zoo visitors now have a new aerodynamic activity to enjoy-a nine-hole disc golf course. This brand new disc golf course is nestled around the Air Zoo's wooded property and features nine par three holes, which are free...
  • Air Zoo announces Volunteer of the Year Award recipients
    Dec 3, 2010 - KALAMAZOO, Mich.-On Dec. 1 the Air Zoo honored volunteers Alan Wright, Larry Rolfe and Ryan Knapp with the Volunteer of the Year Award. Wright and Rolfe received the award in the adult category, while Knapp took the honor in the youth...
  • Air Zoo unveils expansion plan for Main Campus
    Nov 19, 2010 - KALAMAZOO, Mich.-Thanks to a generous grant, the Air Zoo is expanding its experiences and attractions with a 50,000-square-foot exhibit hall addition to its Main Campus beginning this month. The addition will provide space for new and...
  • Air Zoo hosts American Red Cross blood drive
    Nov 8, 2010 - KALAMAZOO, Mich.-Every two seconds someone in the United States needs a blood transfusion. One donation of a pint of blood can save up to three lives. On Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 10:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. area residents can help alleviate blood...
  • Air Zoo to honor veterans and active military members
    Nov 8, 2010 - KALAMAZOO, Mich.-This Veterans Day (Thursday, Nov. 11), the Air Zoo is honoring those who have served and those who continue to serve our country by offering free wristband packages to veterans, active military, Guard and Reserve members,...
  • Ghosts of Aviation's Past to haunt the Air Zoo
    Oct 13, 2010 - On Oct. 30 the Air Zoo will be taken over by dark and eerie spirits during Ghosts of Aviation's Past-a night full of haunts and howls. From 7-10 p.m., guests will be able to come face-to-face with ghosts from aviation's past, including...
  • Hops & Props takes off at the Air Zoo
    Oct 11, 2010 - On Oct. 23 the Air Zoo is holding Hops & Props-a night full of casino games, beer tastings, music and fun! From 7 p.m.-midnight, guests will be able to play casino games including roulette, blackjack, Texas hold 'em, craps and much more! ...
  • Flu and pneumonia immunization clinic to be held at Air Zoo
    Oct 4, 2010 - On Oct. 8 from 1-3 p.m. the Air Zoo will hold a public flu and pneumonia immunization clinic offered by Borgess VNA Home Care. Visiting nurses from Borgess VNA Home Care will be administering the flu shot for $33 and the Flu Mist nasal...
  • GM Futurliner to be on display at the Air Zoo
    Sep 27, 2010 - On Sept. 29, a different kind of traveling exhibit is coming to the Air Zoo-a General Motors Futurliner. In 1940, GM built 12 Futurliners-stylized buses used to transport and showcase the Parade of Progress, GM's national tour promoting...
  • SkySpace Kids Club blasts off at Air Zoo
    Sep 20, 2010 - On Sept. 25 the Air Zoo is launching SkySpace Kids Club with its first event for members only. From 9:30-11 a.m., Kids Club members will have the chance to dress up like a pilot and have their photo taken for their "pilot's license." ...
  • Air Zoo to add vintage plane to collection
    Sep 2, 2010 - The Air Zoo is adding a rare classic plane to its collection-a 1938 Fairchild 24K, which is set to land at the Air Zoo the second week of September. The 24K is a high-wing single-engine monoplane that was flown for personal and business...
  • Air Zoo featured in new PBS series
    Aug 5, 2010 - This summer, viewers across Michigan and Ohio will be able to catch the Air Zoo on the new PBS series "UTR: Under the Radar Michigan." "UTR: Under the Radar Michigan" is a 30-minute weekly TV show that features the great state of...
  • B-25 bomber to visit Air Zoo
    Jul 27, 2010 - On July 31, Air Zoo visitors will have the opportunity to take flight in the Yankee Warrior-a B-25 Mitchell bomber with World War II combat history. The Yankee Air Museum's Yankee Warrior will be at the Air Zoo's East Campus from 9 a.m....
  • Navy rear admiral to present award to the Air Zoo
    Jul 16, 2010 - On July 21, U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Craig Faller will present an award of appreciation to the Air Zoo. Faller's presentation will begin at 11 a.m. at the Air Zoo, where he will also speak to hundreds of naval recruiting officers from the...
  • Air Zoo offers summer flight experiences
    Jul 13, 2010 - This summer, Air Zoo guests have the chance to take flight in a Cessna T-41 Mescalero, North American T-6 Texan and Vultee BT-13 Valiant, courtesy of Aviation Adventures and Michigan Warbirds. All three of these historic aircraft were used...
  • Air Zoo to host Michigan Blood drive
    Jun 9, 2010 - Donating blood is one of the best and easiest ways to help save lives, especially in the summer when blood donors are needed the most. On Friday, June 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. area residents can help alleviate blood shortages by donating...
  • Air Zoo to offer free airplane rides to veterans
    Jun 1, 2010 - This summer, veterans who served during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War will have the chance to take flight, for free! Beginning June 29, veterans will be able to fly in a Boeing-Stearman N2S-5 Kaydet, courtesy of the Air...
  • Air Zoo to offer behind-the-scenes tours
    May 18, 2010 - Beginning in June, Air Zoo visitors will be able to experience behind-the-scenes tours of the Restoration Center. The tour takes a peek at how some of the nation's rarest aircraft are restored, with an in-depth look at ongoing projects...
  • Air Zoo to unveil Women Airforce Service Pilots exhibit
    May 17, 2010 - On May 28, 2010, the Air Zoo is opening Fly Girls of World War II, a traveling exhibit that showcases the inspirational history of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), to the public. The exhibit, created by WASP Deanie Parrish and her...
  • Air Zoo to hold volunteer fair
    May 14, 2010 - The Air Zoo is looking to expand its group of volunteers by hosting a volunteer fair May 20 from 12:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Current Air Zoo volunteers and employees will be on-hand to answer questions and provide information about the...
  • Air Zoo to hold Model Aircraft Day
    Apr 28, 2010 - What is the difference between radio control and line control aircraft? On May 1, Air Zoo guests will find out! During Model Aircraft Day, guests will learn all about radio control and line control aircraft, and they'll even get the...
  • Air Zoo volunteer wins STAR Award
    Apr 26, 2010 - The Sharing Time and Resources (STAR) Awards has recognized Air Zoo volunteer Virgil Sanford for his outstanding volunteerism at the museum, Victory Baptist Church, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Kalamazoo Youth for Christ Juvenile Division. ...
  • Scholarship contest now open for Girls Science Academy camp
    Apr 20, 2010 - Scholarships are now available for the Air Zoo's Girls Science Academy camp, which features fun hands-on activities and the opportunity to speak with female experts about careers in aviation. Campers will be introduced to flight and build...
  • Air Zoo hosts American Red Cross blood drive
    Apr 16, 2010 - Every two seconds someone in the United States needs a blood transfusion. The average adult usually gives 1 pint of blood during a donation, which can save up to three lives. On Tuesday, April 20 from 10:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. area residents...
  • Air Zoo's Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame to enshrine former military members
    Apr 12, 2010 - On Saturday, April 17, five former military members with Michigan connections will be enshrined into the Air Zoo's Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame. The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) and author Andrew Layton will also be honored...
  • Air Zoo co-founder to receive Congressional Gold Medal
    Mar 9, 2010 - Air Zoo co-founder Suzanne D. Parish will be awarded a Congressional Gold Medal on March 10, 2010 in the U.S. Capitol for her service with the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). The WASP was an organization of 1,102 civilian female...
  • Air Zoo hosts Michigan Blood drive
    Feb 10, 2010 - More than 4.5 million patients need blood transfusions in the United States and Canada each year. If just 1 percent more adult Americans would give blood once a year, we would always have an adequate blood supply. On Monday, February 15...
  • Open Cockpit Weekends give visitors a different view
    Jan 29, 2010 - 'Look but don't touch' is usually the mantra of museums, but not at the Air Zoo. During the weekends of February and March, visitors will be able to experience a different view of aircraft-from the cockpit. Each weekend during February...
  • Air Zoo adds value packages for 2010
    Jan 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...
  • Air Zoo wins three MichiganFun Awards
    Dec 16, 2009 - The Air Zoo has won three categories in the 2009 Michigan Festivals & Events Association's Annual MichiganFun Awards. The museum took home first place awards for the best Brochure, Print Ad and Website in the "Budget Level Over $15,000"...
  • Derek Jeter "Turns To" the Air Zoo
    Dec 8, 2009 - To view the gallery from the Holiday Express event, please click here! This year, Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees brought holiday cheer to 250 West Michigan children involved in Derek's Turn 2 Foundation's Signature Programs. The Turn...
  • Free Military Appreciation Event
    Dec 1, 2009 - The holiday season is traditionally a time to spend with family, but military families often times have to spend the season away from their loved ones. This year, the Air Zoo is offering a free family event on Friday, December 11 from 5:30...
  • Air Zoo's online store makes holiday shopping convenient
    Nov 24, 2009 - The Air Zoo has made shopping for the holidays even easier with the launch of its online Fly Buy museum store. The Air Zoo's online store features something for everyone on that holiday shopping list. Customers will find model airplanes,...
  • Public flu and pneumonia immunization clinic to be held at Air Zoo
    Nov 24, 2009 - A public flu and pneumonia immunization clinic will be held at the Air Zoo on Wednesday, December 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 200,000 people are hospitalized each year with complications...
  • Public relations and marketing coordinator joins Air Zoo
    Nov 9, 2009 - The Air Zoo has hired Danielle Nicholl* to the new position of public relations and marketing coordinator. Nicholl is responsible for managing communications and public relations projects, as well as implementing key elements of the Air...
  • New art exhibit adds even more value to Air Zoo's free general admission
    Oct 29, 2009 - The Air Zoo has added a new art exhibit to its list of exhibits and experiences included in the museum's free general admission. "The Spirit of Flight: The History of Aviation through Art" chronicles the history of aircraft and aircraft...
  • Air Zoo to help Girl Scouts, Brownies earn their badges
    Oct 23, 2009 - During the month of November, Brownies and Junior Girl Scouts will meet at the Air Zoo to earn their Try-Its and Badges. Saturday, November 7 will be Brownie Try-it Day and Saturday, November 21 is the museum's annual Girl Scout Day. ...
  • Air Zoo hosts much-needed blood drive
    Oct 20, 2009 - Every two seconds someone needs a blood transfusion in the United States-Michigan hospital patients alone use 2,000 units a day... that's 1 1/2 units per minute every day. While 75 percent of the U.S. population will have received a blood...
  • Air Zoo to honor veterans with free ride wristbands on Veteran's Day
    Oct 20, 2009 - This Veteran's Day, (Wednesday, November 11) the Air Zoo will honor those who have served-and those who continue to serve-our country by offering free unlimited ride wristbands to veterans and their immediate families* of all branches of...
  • Public Flu and Pneumonia Immunization Clinic
    Oct 16, 2009 - A public flu and pneumonia immunization clinic will be held at the Air Zoo on Friday, October 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 200,000 people are hospitalized each year with...
  • Air Zoo to extend free general admission through 2009
    Oct 1, 2009 - Due to the overwhelming response by visitors, the Air Zoo has decided to extend its free general admission through the end of 2009. The free general admission offer is part of the Air Zoo's 30th anniversary celebration-and the 5th...
  • Fifth Third Bank funds "dreams" for Girls Science Academy
    Sep 15, 2009 - Dreams are becoming much more of a reality thanks to help from Fifth Third Bank. On August 24, 16 excited girls ages 9 to 14 experienced their first day of the Girls Science Academy at the Air Zoo. Through this new summer camp, the Air...
  • Air Zoo to host Navy Day
    Jun 19, 2009 - Though it's sometimes a tough job, many men and women in the armed forces are making a career in the military. For others, serving their country as a reservist is a better fit. On Saturday, June 27 at 10 a.m., the Air Zoo will be hosting a...
  • Veterans and active duty members to get free biplane rides this summer
    Jun 4, 2009 - Veterans and active duty military members of all branches of the armed services will have a chance to fly in a N2S-5 Boeing Kaydet, U.S. Navy primary trainer for free this summer, beginning June 23. Flights are courtesy of the Air Zoo and...
  • Air Zoo to Offer Free General Admission this Summer
    Jun 1, 2009 - KALAMAZOO, Mich.-As part of the Air Zoo's 30th anniversary celebration-and the 5th anniversary of opening the Main Campus-the Air Zoo will be offering free general admission through September 30. "We are truly excited to be able to offer...
  • Scholarship contest for Girls Science Academy camp now open
    May 6, 2009 - KALAMAZOO, Mich.-From hands-on fun and experiments to speaking one-on-one with accomplished woman scientists and aviators, the Air Zoo's Girls Science Academy camp is set to be an exciting educational program. And thanks to 5/3 Bank,...
  • Smithsonian exhibit to be displayed at Air Zoo this summer
    May 5, 2009 - KALAMAZOO, Mich.-This Friday, the Air Zoo will open a new traveling exhibit to the public: "In Plane View." The photography exhibit is part of the nationally-renowned National Air and Space Museum and will be on display at the Air Zoo...
  • Win a scholarship to an Air Zoo summer camp
    May 5, 2009 - KALAMAZOO, Mich.-From hands-on fun and experiments to speaking one-on-one with accomplished woman scientists and aviators, the Air Zoo's Girls Science Academy camp is set to be an exciting educational program. And thanks to 5/3 Bank,...
  • Heroes to be Enshrined into Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame, Duncan Aviation to Receive Award
    Apr 13, 2009 - For Immediate Release KALAMAZOO, Mich.-On Saturday, April 18, four men with Michigan connections will be enshrined into the Air Zoo's Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame, including a local Kalamazoo man. During the same ceremony, Duncan...

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