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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.

Da Vinci: The ExhibitionAppropriate for all ages, Da Vinci: The Exhibition takes guests on an immersive journey through the life, art, and amazing inventions of Leonardo da Vinci. Master artisans have brought Da Vinci's intricate designs and extraordinary inventions to life as three-dimensional interactive recreations, some in full size!

Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight"Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight", chronicles some of the most important black figures from the past and present who helped make the dream of careers in flight and space exploration possible and helped shape the lasting legacy African Americans would forever leave on aviation.

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!

Bi-Plane Rides!
Fly in a classic Bi-Plane that seats up to four, or learn how to fly on a barnstorming adventure!

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.

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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