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Things to See

From rare and historic aircraft to inspiring artwork and exhibits, there's always something new to discover at the Air Zoo.

POPnology - Experience popular culture's impact on how we work, live, play, & communicate!
At the Air Zoo June 1st - October 2nd, 2016, POPnology is a "hands-on" examination of how popular culture has influenced modern technology and changed the ways we live, work, move, connect and play. In addition to a TON of interactive experiences and activities, guests can get up close to some of popular culture's most iconic characters, including R2D2 from the Star Wars films! Click HERE for more info.

With more than 50 diverse aircraft on display, you can walk through history from a replica of the first Wright Flyer, to World War II era fighters and bombers, all the way up to the modern and one-of-a-kind SR-71B Blackbird - the fastest plane ever built.

From our new and exciting Space: Dare to Dream exhibit, to the history of Guadalcanal and the heros of Michigan aviation, the Air Zoo is committed to bringing you intriguing exhibits about the history of flight.

TIGERS: Tracking a Legend - Opening June 7th, 2014 - 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!

At the Air Zoo, you'll be surrounded by awe-inspiring hand painted artwork from floor to ceiling and wall to wall! In addition to our stunning murals, the Air Zoo is also home to a selection of ever-changing fine artwork that celebrates air and space flight.

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