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Things to Do

The Air Zoo lifts your spirits, expands your awareness and brings the flight experience to life. Excitement, adventure, entertainment and discovery. They are all here for visitors of every age.

3D Space Shuttle Ride
You're the captain of the shuttle as you blast off to space in this interactive ride.

Activities for Kids
From camps to scouting to other activities, the Air Zoo is a great place for kids to experience the excitement of air and space.

A child enjoys the Air Zoo's Flying Circus Bi-Plane Ride.

Century of Flight Ferris Wheel
Take a ride in this 26-foot indoor Ferris wheel as you learn about the decades of flight.

Corsair Challenge/Mission to Mars
Choose from two different flight simulations, or experience both!

Disc Golf Course
Fun for kids, adults, families...everyone! Play 18 holes of disc golf nestled around the Air Zoo's wooded property with planes taking off just yards away!

Flying Circus Bi-Plane Ride
Kids of all ages will enjoy steering their bi-plane with the wind in your hair.

Full-Motion Advanced Flight Trainer
Experience a professional training simulator that provides the sensation of flying, while you're still on the ground!

Full-Motion Flight Simulators
Strap in and take hold of the controls as you navigate a fighter plane. It's truly a hair-raising experience.

Montgolfier Balloon Race
Fun for all ages, the Montgolfier Balloon Race celebrates the invention of the hot air balloon as you fly through the air on this fun ride.

Paratrooper Jump
Feel the sensation of weightlessness, just like a paratrooper, as you are dropped from a height of two stories.

RealD 3D/4D Missions Theater
Experience Salute to Heroes®.

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