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Things to Do

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

Red Carpet World Premiere of New Film "Pilot Error" at the Air Zoo Nov. 8th, 2014! Experience the thrill of walking the red carpet at a Hollywood premiere at the once-in-a-lifetime event at the Air Zoo!

TIGERS: Tracking a Legend - Go on an adventure tracking a mother tiger and her cubs in the highly-interactive exhibit on the lives, habits, and physiology of tigers! Not to be missed!

Bi-Plane Rides!
Fly in a classic Bi-Plane that seats up to four, or learn how to fly on a barnstorming adventure! Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime-experience!

Flight Opportunities
The Air Zoo hosts a variety of unique opportunities for guests to view and fly in vintage aircraft! Follow the link above for information about upcoming flights.

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!

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

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®.

The High on Kalamazoo Balloon Festival - Come to the Air Zoo for one of Michigan's coolest FREE events! Includes hot air balloons, family activities, an antique car show, live music & entertainment, and much, much more! Held every year in late September.

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