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Exhibits

When the Air Zoo is not overwhelming you with sights, sounds and motion, learn from our ever-changing lineup of exhibits. Unique and fascinating, our permanent and traveling displays are sure to delight and inform.


POPnologyPopnology at the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo MI Meet R2D2 from Star Wars

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.


New National Guadalcanal Memorial Exhibit

Guadalcanal Memorial Exhibit at the Air Zoo

Experience the Air Zoo's new multi-sensory and immersive exhibit on the battles of the Guadalcanal Campaign, one of the longest and bloodiest campaigns of World War II. The Guadalcanal campaign is known as the psychological and geographical turning point of the land war in the Pacific.

Guests experience the sights and sounds of these important battles. Exhibit includes full-size bunker replica, hands-on activities, rare and unique artifacts, insightful dioramas, first-hand narratives, the Wall of Honor memorializing 20 men who earned the Medal of Honor for their sacrifices on the island, and much, much more.

Space: Dare to Dream

Space: Dare to Dream exhibit

Space: Dare to Dream pays tribute to the dreamers who dared to find the answers to our very existence and shaped humankind's knowledge of our place in the universe. This exhibit celebrates those innovators' amazing discoveries and the history of space exploration. Visitors are able to explore Galileo's study, learn about ancient cosmology and experience the rumbling liftoff of Saturn V as it leaves Earth.

Tigers Exhibit at the Air Zoo- Tiger Physiology

Tigers: Tracking a Legend

Takes guests on an immersive adventure into the lives of endangered Bengal Tigers! Visitors engage their senses of sight, sound, touch, and smell as they track a mother tiger and her two cubs through a collection of multi-sensory exhibits.


Women in Aviation and Space

This exhibit honors women in aviation and space, such as astronaut Sally Ride and aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart. It shines a light on the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), who were the first women in history to fly U.S. military aircraft, and highlights the contributions they made to fight for America's freedom. It showcases original uniforms, a visual history mural, photo collages, a timeline and a unique mosaic, which includes each of the 1,102 WASP plus Jacqueline Cochran, founder of the WASP.

Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame

The Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame was established in 1987 to recognize men and women who have made significant contributions to aviation. It is located inside the Air Zoo.

Smithsonian Institution Affiliations Program