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Sample Itineraries

One Hour

So you have just enough time to come in and check out what the Air Zoo has to offer. You might want to start by visiting the RealD 3D/4D theater in the Main Campus where you can participate in a World War II mission or fly to the moon. If you are up for some adventure, you'll want to check out the Full-Motion Flight Simulators. Round off your quick trip by visiting some of our exhibits and admiring the artwork.

Three Hours

You don't have all day to spend at the Air Zoo, but you'd like to get a good feel for what the museum is about. You may want to purchase the Unlimited Ride Pass so that you don't have to pick and choose between rides. You might want to start by visiting the RealD 3D/4D theater where you can participate in a World War II mission or fly to the moon. If you are up for some adventure, you'll want to check out the Full-Motion Flight Simulators. Of course, you won't want to miss a 3D Space Shuttle mission or the fantastic artwork that surrounds the facility.

All Day

You've decided that the Air Zoo is your destination for the day. And that's fine because we have more than enough to keep you busy! You'll definitely want to purchase our Unlimited Ride Pass for an ultimate day of fun.

If one is available, you might want to start your day out with a tour of the Air Zoo. Our docents will be able to give you a history of the museum and the planes...some might even have personal stories about their time spent in the aircraft.

After the tour, you'll probably want to take advantage of all of our rides. You might want to test the flight simulators, Ferris wheel, Corsair Challenge, Mission to Mars and the Montgolfier Balloon Ride before you head upstairs to the Kitty Hawk Cafe for some lunch.

After lunch, you'll probably want to experience the rest of the rides, visit the exhibits and explore the artwork and view the rest of the aircraft.

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