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2014 Science Camps and Classes for Kids

2015 Air Zoo Spring Break Camps and Classes for Kalamazoo Kids Page

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Thank you for making Air Zoo's 2014 Spring Break, Summer, and Winter Break one of the best EVER! Winter is in full swing in Kalamazoo and Portage, but our Spring Break Camps for kids are right around the corner! We're hoping your camper will join us for the most amazing Spring Break day camps and classes in West Michigan! Our Spring Break camp programming offers the same exciting and fun science-based experiences as summer camps and winter camps, PLUS the added benefit of Before-camp and After-camp care for your camper! To be taken to our Spring Break Camps and Classes page, click HERE.

The Air Zoo's Science Day camps, Camps, and Classes in Kalamazoo and Portage are some of the coolest kids camp activities in West Michigan! Give your kids a camp experience they'll remember for the rest of their lives! (They'll learn a lot too, but we don't have to tell them that ). The Air Zoo Science Camps, classes, and activities are the coolest camp offerings in around and are sure to thrill even the most discerning camper! To view our current Spring Break day camps and classes for kids, click HERE.

The Camps below are from Summer 2014 and illustrate the diverse camp experiences the Air Zoo offers. We are currently booking our 2015 Spring Break Camps, click HERE to be taken to our Spring Break Camp page! See why the Air Zoo is quickly becoming one of the nation's top aerospace & science education centers! Grandparents and relatives, Air Zoo Summer Camps make a great birthday present!

Air Zoo Summer Camps for Kids- The listings below are from our amazing 2014 Summer Camp season. Stay tuned for 2015's awesome camp line up!

Our professional educators will share the thrill of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and aviation with campers through hands-on activities and interactive experiments. Campers will get an in-depth look at the Air Zoo, including the 4D theater, full-motion flight simulators and much more! Because some portions of the camp will take place outdoors, campers need to dress appropriately for the weather. SkySpace Kids Club and supporting members will receive 10% off all camps. Financial Aid is available! Click HERE to download a Science Inspiration Scholarship Application.

What's Included
All Air Zoo campers will receive:

  • An Ultimate Ace wristband to enjoy all of the Air Zoo's rides and attractions
  • Full Access to the Air Zoo's new TIGERS exhibit
  • An Air Zoo T-Shirt
  • All supplies needed to participate
  • Lunch (full-day camps only) and a beverage

    Register Now!
    To sign up for a Summer Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org

    To download a Financial Aid Application, click HERE.

    Our Kids Summer Science Camps from 2014 are listed below. STAY TUNED FOR OUR AMAZING 2015 CAMP LINE UP!

    NEW! Our Star!
    PreK - Kindergarten *Limit: 25 Cost: $50

    Twinkle, twinkle BIG star...What is a star? Little astronomers will learn about the sun and its unique properties that allow for life on Earth. Sunny crafts, lively activities and hands-on fun will make this camp too hot to handle! Each child will receive a pocket greenhouse, backpack, and their very own Sun book!

    Registrations due no later than two days prior to first day of camp.

    To register, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org.

    Financial Aid is available! Click HERE to download a Science Inspiration Scholarship Application.

    NEW! Blast Off
    6th - 8th grade *Limit 25 $125.00

    Experience the thrill of building your own rocket prototypes! Explore distant planets and create your own mini solar system. Discover what it takes to travel to space! Each child will take home their own model rocket, a star-finder, a gyroscope, and a Cosmic Rocket Kit!

    Registrations due no later than two days prior to first day of camp.

    Register Now!
    To sign up for a Summer Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org

    Financial Aid is available! Click HERE to download a Science Inspiration Scholarship Application.

    WMU Aviation Camp,
    http://www.aviation.wmich.edu/aviation-summer-camp-2013/

    NEW! Planet Patrol
    2nd - 3rd grade, 9:30 - 12:00 *Limit 25 $65.00

    Set your eyes to the skies and get to know the mysterious outer space. Explore the worlds of our solar system and prepare a small rocket that will make any astronaut proud! Explorers will each receive a micro rocket, Mars Mud, a personal planetarium, and a meteorite!

    Registrations due no later than two days prior to first day of camp.

    Register Now!
    To sign up for a Summer Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org.

    Financial Aid is available! Click HERE to download a Science Inspiration Scholarship Application.

    NEW! Art & Science Academy
    6th - 8th grade *Limit 25 $100.00

    Behind every work of art there's science! Creativity and science merge in this exciting program where kids will study the works of Monet, Ansel Adams, George Segal, Seurat, O'Keefe, Pollock, Renoir, and Wyland while learning about the science behind art! Color blending, texture, and the interaction and resistance of different mediums will provide great inspiration, and each child will receive and use their own Faber Castell Oil Pastel Kit to create an original masterpiece. Camp concludes with a gallery showing.

    Registrations due no later than two days prior to first day of camp.

    Register Now!
    To sign up for a Summer Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org

    Financial Aid is available! Click HERE to download a Science Inspiration Scholarship Application.

    NEW! Sticky, Icky Science
    1st - 2nd grade, *Limit 25 $50.00

    Discover chemical reactions and create all kinds of stinky, slimy, gooey blobs that will gross out your family and friends! Campers will receive a backpack, a Kid's Concoctions Mix -n-Slime Kit, and their own Snail with a habitat!

    Registrations due no later than two days prior to first day of camp.

    Register Now!
    To sign up for a Summer Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org.

    Financial Aid is available! Click HERE to download a Science Inspiration Scholarship Application.

    NEW! Chemical Connections
    3rd - 4th grade *Limit 25 $75.00

    What happens with a little bit of this and a whole lot of that? Find out in this fun and potentially messy camp! Experiment with the properties of matter and test various ingredients to create cool chemical reactions. You'll even make your own tie-dye shirt! Each child will grow their own crystals and take home a Kitchen Chemistry Kit!

    Registrations due no later than two days prior to first day of camp.

    Register Now!
    To sign up for a Summer Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org

    Financial Aid is available! Click HERE to download a Science Inspiration Scholarship Application.

    NEW! Eco Explorers
    4th - 5th grade *Limit 25 $125.00

    Get down and dirty outdoors! Learn how plants and animals interact with non-living resources to survive in different ecosystems. Explorers will go digging, do a dissection, go on a field trip to WMU, make a terrarium, and learn how to care for the environment. Campers will receive their own Geodes, an insect observation box, and an excavation kit to take home!

    Registrations due no later than two days prior to first day of camp.

    Register Now!
    To sign up for a Summer Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org

    Financial Aid is available! Click HERE to download a Science Inspiration Scholarship Application.

    NEW! Science Wizards
    2nd - 3rd grade *Limit 25 $65.00

    It's not magic, it's science! Investigate the science behind shrinking potions, disappearing water and so much more! Kids will receive an invisible ink pen, vanishing marbles, and magic sand. The entertaining program will end with a special Air Zoo magic show!

    Registrations due no later than two days prior to first day of camp.

    Register Now!
    To sign up for a Summer Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org

    Financial Aid is available! Click HERE to download a Science Inspiration Scholarship Application.

    NEW! Eco Explorers
    2nd - 3rd grade *Limit 25 $125.00

    Explore the great outdoors! Each day we'll encounter another part of the local ecosystem as we catch bugs, sample pond life and journey into the woods. Campers will go digging with an expert, make a plant collection and learn how water fits into the mix! Kids will take home an insect net and observation box, a nature walk set, and a plant art kit!

    Registrations due no later than two days prior to first day of camp.

    Register Now!
    To sign up for a Summer Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org

    Financial Aid is available! Click HERE to download a Science Inspiration Scholarship Application.

    WMU Advanced Aviation CampJuly 13 - 18, 2014
    http://aviation.wmich.edu/aviation-summer-camp-2013/

    NEW! Artsy Smartsy
    4th - 5th grade *Limit 25 $100.00

    Behind every work of art there's science! Creativity and science merge in this exciting program where kids will study the works of Monet, Ansel Adams, George Segal, Seurat, O'Keefe, Pollock, Renoir, and Wyland while learning about the science behind art! Color blending, texture, and the interaction and resistance of different mediums will provide great inspiration, and each child will receive and use their own Faber Castell Oil Pastel Kit to create an original masterpiece. Camp concludes with a gallery showing.

    Registrations due no later than two days prior to first day of camp.

    Register Now!
    To sign up for a Summer Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org

    Financial Aid is available! Click HERE to download a Science Inspiration Scholarship Application.

    NEW! Silly, Slippery Science
    PK - 1st grade *Limit 25 $50.00

    Mix and make a variety of slippery, gooey slime! Scientific slimy subjects will be illustrated and brought to life with literature and creatures found in nature! Each child will receive a backpack, Mars Mud, WIKI Stix and a Squishy ball!

    Registrations due no later than two days prior to first day of camp.

    Register Now!
    To sign up for a Summer Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org

    Financial Aid is available! Click HERE to download a Science Inspiration Scholarship Application.

    NEW! Ready, Set, Go!
    4th - 5th grade *Limit 25 $100.00

    Build it, race it, and fly it! Test your imagination and creativity in a big laboratory! Drop melons from a mega tower, build working roller coasters, and target and fire a gigantic trebuchet that launches objects over 100 feet in the air! Engineers will all receive their own catapult and a 6-in-1 Solar Model Kit!

    Registrations due no later than two days prior to first day of camp.

    Register Now!
    To sign up for a Summer Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org

    Financial Aid is available! Click HERE to download a Science Inspiration Scholarship Application.

    NEW! Mystery at the Museum - Forensic Science Fun!
    7th - 9th grade, *Limit 25 $125.00

    What does it take to solve a mystery? Put your investigation skills to the test by examining fingerprints, DNA, trace evidence, counterfeit documents and more in this inspiring camp! Scientists will use authentic techniques and learn about careers in the forensics field. Young detectives will receive their own CSI hat, a DNA Extraction Kit and a Detective Science Kit!

    Registrations due no later than two days prior to first day of camp.

    Register Now!
    To sign up for a Summer Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org

    Financial Aid is available! Click HERE to download a Science Inspiration Scholarship Application.

    NEW! Flying ACES
    3rd - 4th grade *Limit 25 $80.00

    Take to the skies and enjoy flight science! Young pilots will enjoy their own Dip-er-do-II stunt plane and a Sky High Zoom Copter!

    Registrations due no later than two days prior to first day of camp.

    Register Now!
    To sign up for a Summer Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org

    Financial Aid is available! Click HERE to download a Science Inspiration Scholarship Application.

    NEW! Girls STEM Academy
    5th - 8th grade *Limit 25 $175.00

    Explore and experiment with flight science and investigate different careers in aerospace in this week of adventure and fun. Tour Duncan Aviation and WACO in Battle Creek and learn different skills such as wing rib building, fabric covering, and cable swaging! The ultimate adventure is copiloting an airplane with a certified flight instructor!

    Registrations due no later than two days prior to first day of camp.

    Register Now!
    To sign up for a Summer Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org

    Financial Aid is available! Click HERE to download a Science Inspiration Scholarship Application.

    NEW! Boys STEM Academy
    5th - 8th grade *Limit 25 $175.00

    Explore and experiment with flight science and investigate different careers in aerospace in this week of adventure and fun. Tour Duncan Aviation and WACO in Battle Creek and learn different skills such as wing rib building, fabric covering, and cable swaging! The ultimate adventure is copiloting an airplane with a certified flight instructor!

    Registrations due no later than two days prior to first day of camp.

    Register Now!
    To sign up for a Summer Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org

    Financial Aid is available! Click HERE to download a Science Inspiration Scholarship Application.

    NEW! Science Masters
    6th - 8th grade, 9:30 - 4:30 *Limit 25 $125.00

    Investigate the lives and ideas of famous scientists from history! Learn about the experiments that changed the world by exploring the works of Galileo, Newton, and Tesla! This camp covers a wide variety of science disciplines: physics, biology, astronomy, and more! Young scientists will receive either a simple working motor, a buzz wire set, a Static Science Kit, or a Magnet Science Kit. As a finale, students transform themselves into the inventors by presenting a fantastic LIVING Wax Museum exhibit.

    Registrations due no later than two days prior to first day of camp.

    Register Now!
    To sign up for a Summer Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org

    Financial Aid is available! Click HERE to download a Science Inspiration Scholarship Application.

    NEW! Fantastic, Freaky Fab Lab
    4th and 5th grade $ 175.00 *Limit 14

    Calling all inventors! Put your engineering skills to the test and use simple classroom materials to build structures, fun toys, and other crazy contraptions. Explore and build your own robot and engage with 3D printing! Showcase your skills with an inventor fair at the Air Zoo! Kids will take home their own robot and the 3D creations!

    Registrations due no later than two days prior to first day of camp.

    Register Now!
    To sign up for a Summer Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org

    Financial Aid is available! Click HERE to download a Science Inspiration Scholarship Application.

    NEW!Wilderness Survival Science Overnight - PARENTS/GUARDIANS WELCOME!
    5th - 8th grade, *Limit 25 $85 per camper, $20 per parent/guardian (adult participation is optional)

    Parents/guardians are welcome to join in on this amazing adventure! Learn the skills it takes to thrive in remote locations! This overnight will be a fun, structured adventure where campers will use compasses and GPS to navigate to various stations on a large-scale scavenger hunt-type course on the Air Zoo's grounds, learning key survival skills from Wilderness Experts each stop along the way. Where will you sleep? What will you eat? How will you find your way to civilization? Budding explorers will learn the answers to these questions and more as they learn the fun, practical survival skills used by wilderness experts & explorers The day concludes with a campfire and, weather permitting, a night under the stars. All participants will be provided with dinner, snacks, drinks, and breakfast (no bug eating required, lol) and Campers will receive a Wilderness Survival Guide, headlamp, compass, and other great gear!

    Registrations due no later than two days prior to first day of camp.

    Register Now!
    To sign up for a Summer Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org

    Financial Aid is available! Click HERE to download a Science Inspiration Scholarship Application.

    Thank you for making our Winter Break Camps unforgettable! Our 2014 camps are listed below, stay tuned for next winter's amazing line up!

    Winter Break & Christmas Vacation Air Zoo Science Camps & Classes for Kids in Portage Kalamazoo Michigan

    The Air Zoo Winter & Christmas Break Science Day Camps & classes for kids aged PreK-6th grade are the coolest camp activities in West Michigan! Make Christmas Vacation unforgettable this year!

    The Air Zoo's amazing Winter Break & Christmas Break science day camps and classes are sure to thrill even the most discerning camper! Chances are, you've already heard of the Air Zoo's amazing Summer Science Programs, and our Winter Vacation camps, classes, and activities offer the same types of exciting, fun, and dynamic, (yet educational) programs. See why the Air Zoo is quickly becoming one of the nation's top aerospace & science education centers!

    Grandparents and relatives, Air Zoo Winter Camps make a great gift!

    Our professional educators will share the thrill of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM), and aviation with campers through hands-on activities and interactive experiments. Campers will get an in-depth look at the Air Zoo during their free time, including full-motion flight simulators and much more! Air Zoo members will receive 10% off all camps. Financial Aid is available!

    Don't miss out, Register Now!
    To sign up for a Winter Break Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org
    To download a Financial Aid Application, click HERE. Financial Aid applications must be received by December 15th!

    "Tiger Trek!" day camp

    Tigers Exhibit at the Air Zoo- Cub Lightbox Close up Young naturalists embark on an immersive expedition and meet a family of endangered Bengal tigers! Young naturalists engage their senses of sight, sound, touch, and smell as a wildlife biologist guides them through interactive exhibits that highlight the physiology, behavior, and daily lives of these powerful predators.

    Students experience the Digital Climbing Wall challenge that utilizes wildlife sounds and moving lights to simulate a hunt or other interactive games.

    Space is limited and will go fast! Don't wait to register your camper!

    *Enrollment for each camp is limited to the first 25 paid applicants. 10% discount for Air Zoo members

    Climbing Wall for Kids as part of the Tigers Exhibit at the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo MichiganCost:

    Pre-K & Kindergarten, 9:30 - 11:00 AM, $18 /child. PreK-K campers must be accompanied by an adult 18yrs or older. (Price includes supplies and full-day Ultimate Ace & Tiger Exhibit admission pass for child and one General Admission pass for accompanying adult. Air Zoo Members receive 10% discount.)

    1st - 3rd Grade $25 /child (Price includes supplies and full-day Air Zoo Ultimate Ace & Tiger Exhibit admission pass for child. Air Zoo Members receive 10% discount.)

    4th - 6th Grade $50 /child (Price includes supplies, lunch with beverage, snack, full-day Air Zoo Ultimate Ace & Tiger Exhibit admission pass for child. Air Zoo Members receive 10% discount.)

    Don't miss out, Register Now!
    To sign up for a Winter Break Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org
    To download a Financial Aid Application, click HERE. Financial Aid applications must be received by December 15th!


    "Weathering Earth" day camp

    Air Zoo Science Day Camp Class kids using a stream table west michigan kalamazoo portagePlanet Earth is an amazing place to live! Campers engage in the action-packed, hands-on exploration of dynamic volcanoes, earthquakes, swirling storms, moving continents and more, ultimately discovering how unique the third planet from the Sun really is! Budding meteorologists will gain a working knowledge of meteorological terms and principles, and put them to use in real world applications. This fun and interactive program engages and entertains, providing solid, real-world science principles in the process.

    Space is limited and will go fast! Don't wait to register your camper!

    *Enrollment for each camp is limited to the first 25 paid applicants who register. Air Zoo members receive a 10% discount.

    Cost:

    Pre-K & Kindergarten, 9:30 - 11:00 AM, $18 /child PreK-K campers must be accompanied by an adult 18yrs or older. (Price includes supplies and full-day Ultimate Ace & Tiger Exhibit admission pass for child and one General Admission pass for accompanying adult. Air Zoo Members receive 10% discount.)

    1st - 3rd Grade $25 /child (Price includes supplies and full-day Air Zoo Ultimate Ace & Tiger Exhibit admission pass for child. Air Zoo Members receive 10% discount.)

    4th - 6th Grade $50 /child (Price includes supplies, lunch with beverage, snack, full-day Air Zoo Ultimate Ace & Tiger Exhibit admission pass for child. Air Zoo Members receive 10% discount.)

    Don't miss out, Register Now!
    To sign up for a Winter Break Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org
    To download a Financial Aid Application, click HERE. Financial Aid applications must be received by December 15th!

    The Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Center is one of the United States' premier museums and science education centers. Based in Kalamazoo & Portage Michigan, the Air Zoo offers science camps and classes for children of all ages

    Additional Information
    *SkySpace Kids Club and supporting members will receive a 10% discount. Call for information about becoming a member.
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