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Memberships

Air Zoo Members Enjoy Amazing Benefits!

Why pay for every visit? Become a card-carrying member of the Air Zoo and come as often as you like! When you become a member of the Air Zoo, you're joining an amazing, Smithsonian-affiliated organization focused on bringing the joys of aviation and science to people of all ages! Air Zoo members also enjoy a TON of benefits. See below for more info.

Exciting Benefit for Air Zoo Members Throughout the Month of May!

For the entire month of May, Air Zoo members receive FREE admission to Binder Park Zoo, Gilmore Car Museum, Kalamazoo Nature Center, and the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, and will have the opportunity to win a one-year membership to each of these organizations! Entering its third year, the Southwest Michigan Cultural Membership Exchange was developed by the Air Zoo and these well-known local institutions to both celebrate the region's cultural richness, and to introduce their individual members to new experiences.

To receive free admission, simply present your Air Zoo membership card May 1-31 at any of the participating organizations . There may be additional costs for special activities or programs.

Air Zoo members who take part in the Exchange will also have the opportunity to win a family membership to all participating attractions for one year. The 2016 Cultural Membership Exchange information cards, available at the Air zoo and any of the other exchange organizations, have a punch card section, and you will receive a punch from each organization you visit. Once your card is full, you will be entered to win. Drawing will take place on July 1 and winners will be notified through mail.

Don't miss out on this amazing, month-long celebration!


For questions about memberships, contact the Air Zoo's Membership Manager via email by clicking HERE, or via telephone at 269.350.2815.

To purchase a membership, click the button below (Please use a browser other than Internet Explorer as it is being phased out by Microsoft and is not supported. To return to this page, open a new browser and type www.AirZooBenefits.org in the address bar).


Air Zoo Click to Purchase Button

See bottom section of page for details on the various membership levels.

Receive all of these basic benefits for a low annual cost:

  • Unlimited access to all rides and permanent Air Zoo exhibits for a year
  • Family & Grandparent Membership levels include ASTC Passport program with access to over 300 museums and science centers worldwide. For more info, visit www.astc.org.
  • Discounts at TONS of local businesses! (See next section below for list of participating organizations).
  • 10% Discount in the Fly Buy Gift Shop
  • 10% Discount on all Air Zoo Camps
  • Discounts on Special Exhibits and Programs
  • Invitations to exclusive member & VIP events, including exhibit openings.
  • Discounted admission to exciting traveling exhibitions.
  • Air Zoo e-newsletter subscription
  • Checkout privileges at the Air Zoo's library

Your Air Zoo Membership Includes Exclusive Discounts at Local Businesses!

(Check back often for additional discounts!)

Hampton Inn Kalamazoo - Standard Guest Rooms - $109, Suites $129 (no block out dates) Must show card.
2610 Airview Blvd.
Kalamazoo, MI 49002


One Well Brewing - $1 off flights of beer.
4213 Portage Rd.
Portage, MI 49002


Latitude 42 - $1 off members first beer - one discount per member per visit
7842 Portage Rd.
Portage, MI 49002


Biggby Coffee - Buy one get one free on any grande or super specialty beverage
5401-1 Portage Rd.
Portage, MI 49002


Country Inn & Suites - Rooms for $89.00 + Tax - no walk ins, must make reservations in advance
1912 East Kilgore Service Rd.
Kalamazoo, MI 49002


Cafe Meli - 10% discount excluding all daily specials
5200 Portage Rd.
Portage, MI 49002


Theo & Stacey's - 10% discount and (if applicable) complimentary meal for motorcoach driver.
5225 Portage Rd.
Portage, MI 49002


AV Catering & Events - 10% discount at Kitty Hawk Cafe and all offsite catering orders. Located at the Air Zoo.
5161 Portage Rd.
Portage, MI 49002


Waldo Wrights Flying Service - Flights in the New Standard Bi-Plane at the group discount rate.
Located at the Air Zoo's East Campus during the summer months.
3101 East Milham Rd.
Kalamazoo, MI 49002


The Edge - Snow, Water, & Skate - 15% off in the proshop (does not apply to sale or clearance items)
9009 Portage Rd.
Portage, MI 49002


Summer Thyme Cafe - Free dessert with the purchase of an entree.
3928 Portage Rd.
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
269-552-4500


Nelson Hardware - 10% discount.
9029 Portage Rd.
Portage, MI 49002
269-327-3583


Fields Fabrics Kalamazoo - 25% off regular price of airplane prints, 10% off any other regular priced item. Excludes sale or sharp priced items (Kalamazoo location only).
5401 Portage Rd.
Kalamazoo, MI 49002
269-383-4211


PureLube 10 min. Oil Change Centers - 10% Off Any Services (Valid at all locations; Kalamazoo, MI, Portage, MI, Northwood, OH - Click business name to visit website for location details).
Portage Location: 8524 Portage Rd.
Portage, MI 49002
269-372-5791


Erbellis - Free cheese "Erbie" bread (a $10 value!) with purchase of any 14" pizza with 3 toppings or more.
8342 Portage Rd.
Portage, MI 49002
269-327-0200


Uncle Ernie's Pancake House - 10% off total purchase
4005 Portage Rd.
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
269-349-4170


Shiny Brite Car Wash and Detail Center - $1 off the $5, $7, $10 washes, 10% off any detail above $50.
8086 Portage Rd.
Portage, MI 49002
269-744-5599


Brewster's Pub - 20% off entire bill (Portage Road Location Only).
5135 Portage Rd
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
269-998-1516

Go First Class

The Air Zoo is proud to offer members the opportunity to become Smithsonian Affiliate members for only $16 more. This includes:

  • A one-year subscription to Smithsonian Magazine (11 issues) or Air & Space Magazine (6 issues)
  • 10% discount off all purchases from the Smithsonian catalog and SmithsonianStore.com
  • Discounts on shopping and dining at the Smithsonian
  • Domestic and international travel and tour opportunities with Smithsonian Journeys
  • Free admission to the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City
  • Access to a members-only website
  • 10% discount at Folkways Recordings
  • Two personalized membership cards

Membership Levels

Membership Membership Dues w/Smithsonian Upgrade Benefits
Individual $45 $61 Basic membership benefits including:
  • Unlimited access to all permanent rides and attractions for a year
  • Invitations to special events
  • 10% discount in Fly Buy Gift Shop
  • Checkout privileges at the Air Zoo library
  • Discounts on selected camps, programs and exhibits

To purchase a membership, click the button below

Air Zoo Click to Purchase Button


Two Person $80 $96 Basic membership benefits for two named adults or one named adult and one named child including:
  • Unlimited access to all permanent rides and attractions for a year
  • Invitations to special events
  • 10% discount in Fly Buy Gift Shop
  • Checkout privileges at the Air Zoo library
  • Discounts on selected camps, programs and exhibits

To purchase a membership, click the button below

Air Zoo Click to Purchase Button


Family $130

Add a Caregiver/Nanny for $25

$146 Membership benefits for the whole family. A family includes two adults and all named children, 18 years and younger, living in the same household. A Caregiver/Nanny can be added for $25.

Family Membership benefits include:

  • ASTC membership benefits giving you FREE or reduced admission to over 300 museums and science centers worldwide!
  • Unlimited access to all rides and attractions for a year
  • Invitations to special events
  • 10% discount in Fly Buy Gift Shop
  • Checkout privileges at the Air Zoo library
  • Discounts on selected camps, programs and exhibits

To purchase a membership, click the button below

Air Zoo Click to Purchase Button


Grandparent Level 1
(up to 4 grandchildren)
$135 $151 Membership benefits for up to two named adults living in the same household and any 4 named grandchildren aged 18 and under per visit to the Air Zoo. Grandparents must accompany their grandchildren.

Grandparent Membership benefits include:

  • ASTC membership benefits giving you FREE or reduced admission to over 300 museums and science centers worldwide!
  • Unlimited access to all rides and attractions for a year
  • Invitations to special events
  • 10% discount in Fly Buy Gift Shop
  • Checkout privileges at the Air Zoo library
  • Discount on selected camps, programs and exhibits

To purchase a membership, click the button below

Air Zoo Click to Purchase Button



Grandparent Level 2
(up to 8 grandchildren)
$160 $176 Membership benefits for up to two named adults living in the same household and any 8 named grandchildren aged 18 and under per visit to the Air Zoo. Grandparents must accompany their grandchildren.

Grandparent Membership benefits include:

  • ASTC membership benefits giving you FREE or reduced admission to over 300 museums and science centers worldwide!
  • Unlimited access to all rides and attractions for a year
  • Invitations to special events
  • 10% discount in Fly Buy Gift Shop
  • Checkout privileges at the Air Zoo library
  • Discount on selected camps, programs and exhibits

To purchase a membership, click the button below

Air Zoo Click to Purchase Button



There's always a lot happening at the Air Zoo! To View the latest edition of the Air Zoo's "Leading Edge" member newsletter, click HERE.

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