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Air Zoo Education: Igniting Minds
Air Zoo Education: Igniting Minds is your place for all the latest updates from the Air Zoo's Education Department.

For Kids

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The Air Zoo provides kids with great adventures that include winter break camps, spring break camps, summer camps, overnight camps, scouting events, Homeschool Discovery Days and even birthday parties. No matter what you are looking for, the Air Zoo in West Michigan has something to make the kids beg for more.

2016-17 Air Zoo Winter Break Family Fun Days!
Get out of the cold and join the fun at the Air Zoo during our Family Fun Days! Experience TONS of hands-on, wintery science thrills including building activities, experiments, crafts, robotics, animal science and more!
WHEN: Every Wednesday through Friday 11am - 3pm during winter break
Only $2 per person with purchase of General Admission, while supplies last!

Scouting Programs
The Air Zoo works with all levels of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and provides a wide variety of science, history, and aviation based programming. In addition to scheduled special events and classes held throughout the year, the Air Zoo also offers custom program options to fit the needs of your organization.

Birthday Parties
You can have the coolest birthday party of the year at the Air Zoo. With great food, fun rides and cool aircraft, this will be one birthday you won't ever forget!

Overnight Camps
Spend a night at the museum and snooze under the SR-71 Blackbird! Choose from a space- or aviation-themed Overnight Camp!

Simple Science Experiments
Kids will have a blast with these quick and easy hands-on activities!

For Educators

From educational programs to field trips and homeschool programs, the Air Zoo offers fun and interactive opportunities for every student!

Group Scholarship Opportunities
The Air Zoo's Science Inspiration Fund offers funding assistance to schools and other organizations for field trips, group visits, and educational outreach programs.

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Education Programs
We offer both on-site and off-site educational programs. To see how we can meet your needs, please contact one of our Event Coordinators at 269.350.2848.

Field Trips
Bring your class to the Air Zoo for a fun and educational experience.

Science Innovation Hall of Fame Awards!
If you're a K-12 Educator or a High School student doing amazing things in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Mathematics, we want to hear about it! Award Applications are due April 1st, 2016.

Educator Resources
The Air Zoo is working to provide educators with an array of resources including lesson plans, grants/funding, and professional development opportunities.

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