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Admission Options

General Admission:
Includes access to all of the Air Zoo's aircraft, permanent exhibits, rides, 4D theater experience, and full-motion flight simulators.

Air Zoo Members = FREE
Adults $13.50
Seniors 60+ yrs = $10.50
Children 5-18 yrs $12.50
Children 0-4 yrs = FREE
Military/Veteran Discount = 50%
Group Discount = 20%


Additional Attractions:

Tigers: Tracking a Legend - 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 that highlight the physiology, behavior, and daily lives of these amazing animals.

Air Zoo Members = $3.00
Adults/Seniors = $6.00
Children 5-18 yrs $6.00
Children 0-4 yrs = FREE


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Support

The Air Zoo is a nonprofit charitable organization that relies on visitor purchases and monetary donations. The Air Zoo offers several opportunities for contributions.

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Education Programs

The Air Zoo's team of world-class educators are focused on creating affordable, interactive educational programs that not only stimulate and engage students during their presentation, but also inspire them to continue their exploration of science long after the program's conclusion. All programming is created by licensed Michigan teachers who utilize a unique approach of once-in-a-lifetime experiences coupled with dynamic lesson plans and "hands-on" activities. Each program is designed to encourage a student's innate curiosity and instill the fundamental scientific, technological, engineering, and mathematical tools needed to succeed in today's world.

The Air Zoo's education team also brings the best of what they do into your community, and can travel to your location and conduct the same engaging, interactive programs offered at the Air Zoo. This option is a fun and exciting way to supplement your current lessons, or can be used as a reward to motivate your students towards an important goal.
You and your students are sure to have an unforgettable experience with the Air Zoo.

Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Grants are available!
The Air Zoo has funding options that may allow your class to attend a program at the Air Zoo, or host an Air Zoo educational outreach at your own educational space, for FREE! To apply, download a scholarship application by clicking HERE, fill it out, and email it to events@airzoo.org. Applications can be submitted via fax at 269.382.1813 (please address to "Events Dept."). For more information or to book your group Air Zoo experience, contact the Air Zoo's Event Sales team at 269.350.2848 or events@airzoo.org.

SAVE 15 ON PROGRAMS BOOKED AND ATTENDED BY DECEMBER 31ST, 2015! SAVE 10% ON ANY PROGRAM BOOKED BY DECEMBER 31ST, 2015, AND ATTENDED BY MARCH 31ST, 2016!

For questions and additional program info, please contact our Education Team at education@airzoo.org.

To schedule a program, please contact our Event Staff at 269.350.2848, or via email at events@airzoo.org

All classes and programming are listed below. To view an online version of the Air Zoo's new, full-color Education Program Guide click HERE.

Location Options

Experience the Air Zoo's education programs at our location at 6151 Portage Rd, Portage, MI, or our Education Team can come directly to you! To book an educational program, or for questions, contact our Event Staff at 269.350.2848, or via email at events@airzoo.org for details.

Program Catalog

Programs are listed below chronologically by age group (PreK- 5th grade, 6th-8th grade, 9th-12th grade). All program descriptions contain the applicable Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations and Next Generation Science Standards.


PreK-5th Grade Science Education Programming


Kids build their own model rockets

Fantastic Flying! PreK - K
Discover how people learned to fly by studying birds and experimenting with kites, gliders, and planes! Young aviators explore the forces of flight, compare the shapes and structures of a bird's body with an airplane's, and learn about basic aircraft construction while making their own, take-home flying machines. This highly-interactive program provides students with a strong, introductory knowledge of aviation principles and inspires them to learn more!
$4* - 45 minutes REF# AZ_FF
Fulfills the Following Requirements: K-PS2-1, KPS2-2, K-2-ETS1-1, K-2-ETS1-2




Ocean Kids PreK - K
Students "dive" into the ocean using realistic puppets, ocean-themed music, and dramatic play to experience the diversity of animal species below the waves. Fish, sharks, sea turtles, dolphins, rays, and more will come to life in this wild ocean environment. Young oceanographers will take home their own unique ocean creature.
$4* - 45 minutes REF# AZ_OK
Fulfills the Following Requirements: LS1.C, LS2.A, LS2.C, LS2.D, LS4.C, LS4.D, K-ESS2-2, K-ESS3-1, K-PS3-1


Weather Explorers PreK - K
Children encounter air pressure at work with the "Cat in the Hat", and explore the question; "What is weather, and why is it important to us?" Kids learn about, and utilize, the vocabulary of weather, work with instruments used to measure our changing atmosphere, and create a weather vane measure wind direction in this wacky weather workshop.
$4* - 45 minutes REF# AZ_WE
Fulfills the Following Requirements:KESS2-1, K-LS1-1, K.MD.A.2


Astronauts K - 2nd Grade

Young Air Zoo visitors wearing astronaut suits Astronauts are living in space! Join us to learn more about the special tools, astronaut suits, and equipment used aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Young explorers end the class by designing their own space suits to take home!

$4* - 45 minutes REF# AZ_AS
Fulfills the Following Requirements: K-LS1-1, 1-LS1-1, 2-PS1-3, K-2-ETS1-1, ETS1.A


High Flying Fun! K - 2nd Grade
Discover how people learned to fly by studying birds and experimenting with kites, gliders, and planes! After comparing the shapes and functions of a bird's body with an airplane, young aviators make their own take-home flying machines.
$4* - 45 minutes REF# AZ_HF
Fulfills the Following Requirements: K-PS2-1, KPS2-2, 1-ESS1-1, K-2-ETS1-1


Milky Way K - 2nd Grade
Students are introduced to the planets in our solar system through literature and interactive modeling. Young astronomers act out the movements of the sun, moon, and stars while describing the patterns of night and day in this captivating program.
$4* - 45 minutes REF# AZ_MW
Fulfills the Following Requirements: ESS1.A, ESS1.B, 1-ESS1.1


Ocean Odyssey K - 3rd Grade
In this course, students examine marine aquatic ecosystems, including coral reefs and the deep sea, and learn about the inhabitants that call them "home". Using realistic marine puppets, children visualize and experience the biodiversity and adaptations of these unique ocean animals. Ocean-themed music will get the kids moving as they conclude the class with an oceanic craft project.
$4* - 45 minutes REF# AZ_OO
Fulfills the Following Requirements: LS1.C, LS2.A, LS2.C, LS2.D, LS4.C, K-ESS2-2, K-ESS3-1, K-PS3-1, 3-LS4-3


Magnet Busters! 2nd - 3rd Grade
Explore the wonders of working with magnets while applying the Law of Magnetism to specific problem-solving activities. Using a magnetic sensor, students investigate and collect data on what types of materials a magnetic field will pass through, predict which objects are magnets, and discover how to increase the magnetic field of an object!
$4* - 1 hour 45 Minutes REF# AZ_MB
Fulfills the Following Requirements: K-2-ETS1-3, 3-PS2-1, 3-PS2-2, 3-PS2-3, 3-PS2-4



Slime Science Camp at the Air Zoo Joss with Slime

Slime Science 2nd - 3rd Grade
Experience chemical changes by creating a variety of "slime" substances in a lab setting using common household products. This messy program includes measuring, using scientific equipment, and exploring the properties of matter. Learn about animals that naturally produce their own slime!
$4* - 1 hour REF# AZ_SS
Fulfills the Following Requirements: PS1.A, PS1.B, K-2 ETSI-2, 2-PSI-3, 3-5-ETSI-3



Storm Chasers 3rd Grade
Young meteorologists make weather observations, use weather map skills, and operate weather instruments while learning the science behind our changing atmosphere. Students study natural hazards like tornadoes and floods by interacting with a dry ice tornado and a 5-foot stream table model.
$4* - 1 hour REF# AZ_SC
Fulfills the Following Requirements: ESS3.B, ESS2.D, 3-ESS2-1, 3-ESS2-2, MP.5


Air Zoo Science Day Camp Class kids using a stream table west michigan kalamazoo portage

Dynamic Earth 3rd - 5th Grade
Children reveal Michigan history by digging out fossils and learn to interpret map data in this hands-on class. Observe simulated glacial movements that re-create the formation of the Great Lakes.
$4* - 1 hour REF# AZ_DE
Fulfills the Following Requirements: 3-LS4-1, 4-ESS1-1, 4-ESS2-2, ESS2.A, ESS2.C, L.S4.A, E.SE.03.22, S.IP.03.13, S.RS.04.11, E.ST.04.31


Getting Into Grasshoppers 3rd - 5th Grade
Grasshoppers have organ systems that function very much like those of humans. Budding biologists will dissect grasshoppers to examine the external and internal organs that support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
$6* - 1 hour REF# AZ_G1
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
3-LS4-2, 4-LS1-1, LS1.A


Young Aviators 3rd - 5th Grade
Students explore the science and history of flight during this exciting hands-on experience! Young Aviators experiment with the four forces of flight and learn how to manipulate airplane control surfaces to make their own take-home gliders soar!
$4* - 1 hour REF# AZ_YA
Fulfills the Following Requirements: 3-5-ETS1-3, 4-PS3-4, S-PS2-1


Life in Space 3rd - 5th Grade
Students discover the social, physiological, and technological challenges posed by extended stays in space, and see the systems used to sustain life aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Given a Commander, Engineer, or Mission Specialist role, young astronauts work as a team to complete a challenge that simulates the conditions experienced during a spacewalk. They also learn about current scientific experiments taking place in space and discuss their potential benefits.
$4* - 1 hour REF# AZ_LF
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
ESS2.E, ESS3.A, ETSI.A, ETSI.B, LS1.C, LS1.D, LS2.C, LS2.D, 3-LS4-3, 4-LS1-2, 4-PS3-4, PS3.B


Technology Teacher with Electronics student in Classroom

Hot Wired! 3rd - 5th Grade
Students learn the fundamentals of electricity while constructing multiple open and closed circuits, building electromagnets, and relaying messages on a real telegraph! This exploratory course is designed to give students an understanding of how electricity and energy are transferred to devices used in daily life.
$4* - 1 hour REF# AZ_HW
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
PS2.B, 3-PS2-3, 4-PS3-2, 3-PS2, 3-5-ETS1-3



Junior Imagineers 4th - 5th Grade
Young engineers demonstrate their knowledge of work, energy, and forces while exploring the history and power of simple machines during this hands-on STEAM workshop! After designing and building their own siege machines and participating in a "Castle Wars" activity, students return home excited about science and engineering!
$4* - 1 hour REF# AZ_JI
Fulfills the Following Requirements: 3-5-ETS1-1, 3-5-ETS1-3


Lightning Volt! 4th - 5th Grade
Students discover the fantastic world of static electricity while creating voltage between different objects and transferring electrical energy from one object to another! Activities include experimentation with a Wimshurst Static Machine, the world's first battery, and the "hair-raising" 325,000-volt Van de Graaff generator!
$4* - 1 hour REF# AZ_LV
Fulfills the Following Requirements: PS3.B, 4-PS3-2, 4-PS3-4



Kids experiencing slime science at Air Zoo Spring Break Summer and Winter Camps in Kalamazoo

Slime Works 4th - 5th Grade
Students investigate the science of polymers while exploring the properties of matter in common household materials. Through testing a variety of "slime" substances in a lab setting, future chemists learn how different combinations of chemicals can result in oozing oobleck, gooey gak, and squirmy slime. Young scientists develop proper lab practices while adhering to the scientific method.
$4* - 1 hour REF# AZ_SW
Fulfills the Following Requirements: PS3.D, 5-PS1-4


Rockin' Roller Coasters 4th - 5th Grade
Young physicists learn how speed, mass, g-force, and potential energy affect the design of the most popular thrill rides on the planet! Students use engineering principles to cooperatively build and test their own large- scale roller coasters in this popular class experience!
$4* - 1 hour REF# AZ_RR
Fulfills the Following Requirements: 4 - PS3-4, 3-5-ETS1-2, 3-5-ETS1-3


The Eyes Have It 4th - 5th Grade
How does light move through the parts of the eye and get processed by the brain? Invetstigate the sense of sight in this cow eye dissection class that will make you see the light!
$6* - 1 hour REF# AZ_E1
Fulfills the Following Requirements: 4-LS1-1, LS1.A, 4-LS1-2


Blast into Space Camp Air Zoo Aviation & Science Museum in Kalamazoo MI

Blast Into Space 4th - 5th Grade
Aspiring astrophysicists investigate the forces placed on an astronaut during a space mission and explore ways of increasing a rocket's kinetic energy using Newton's Third Law of Motion. Students learn the science involved in a real Mission to Mars and discover how difficult it is to drive a rover on the Red Planet!
$4* - 1 hour REF# AZ_B1
Fulfills the Following Requirements: 3-5-ETS1-3, 4-PS3-2, 5-PS2-1






This IS Rocket Science! 4th - 5th Grade
Young astrophysicists participate in a safe, static test launch of a secured model rocket, and collect data and make observations of how rockets work! Students gain a working knowledge of physical forces and Newton's Laws of Motion through racing the force of gravity, investigating the exchange of thermal energy, creating real-life action/reaction scenarios, and building and launching their own model rockets (weather permitting). Students take home a re-usable model rocket.
$8* - 2 hours REF# AZ_R1
Fulfills the Following Requirements: 4-PS3-4, PS3.D, 5-PS2-1, PS2.B

6th-8th Grade Science Education Programming


Blast Into Space 6th Grade
Aspiring astrophysicists investigate forces placed on an astronaut during a space mission and use Newton's Third Law of Motion to explore ways of increasing the kinetic energy of a rocket! Students learn the science involved in a real Mission to Mars and discover how difficult it is to drive a rover on the Red Planet.
$4* - 1 hour REF# AZ_B2
Fulfills the Following Requirements: MS-PS2-2, PS2.A, MS-PS2-4, PS2.B, PS3.A, MS-PS3-5


Watts Up? 6th - 8th Grade
Discover the fantastic world of static electricity while creating voltage between different objects! Students explore the structure of the atom, the Law of Electrostatics, and the power of electrical potential energy by experimenting with a Wimshurst Static Machine and the perfectly safe "hair-raising" 325,000-volt Van de Graaff generator!
$4* - 1 hour
Fulfills the Following Requirements: MS-PS2-3, MS-PS2-5, K-7 Standard P.EN, P.PM.E.5, P.EN.04.12


Air Zoo Aernautical Engineering Camp and Class

Flight School Science! 6th - 8th Grade
Students explore the science and history of flight during this hands-on experience! Participants build FPG-9 gliders and experiment with the four forces of flight, control surfaces, and Bernoulli's Principle in a working wind tunnel. These science concepts are further explored as students receive pilot training on real flight instruments and experience the first-hand thrill of flying in the Air Zoo's full-motion flight simulators!
$4* - 1 hour
Fulfills the Following Requirements: MS-PS2-1, MS-PS2-2, MS-PS2-4, MS-ETS1-2, S.RS.07.19, P3.1A, P3.1d



The Forces are With You! 6th - 8th Grade
Young scientists utilize engaging models to demonstrate the power of physics and learn about Newton's Laws of Motion. Basic physics principles come to life as students manipulate variables during hovercraft testing, and construct catapults to test the formula: Force = Mass x Acceleration.
$4* - 1 hour REF# AZ_FW
Fulfills the Following Requirements: MS-ESS1-2


Getting Into Grasshoppers 6th - 8th Grade
Grasshoppers have organ systems that function very much like those of humans. Budding biologists will dissect grasshoppers to examine the external and internal organs that support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
$6* - 1 hour REF# AZ_G2
Fulfills the Following Requirements: MS-LS1-3, LS1.A


High Voltage! 6th - 8th Grade
Students learn the fundamentals of electricity while constructing multiple open and closed circuits, generating electric currents using magnets, and building real electric motors! This exploratory course is designed to give students an understanding of electricity and how energy is transferred to devices used in daily life.
$4* - 1 hour REF# AZ_HV
Fulfills the Following Requirements: MS-PS2-3, MS-PS2-5


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Kinetic Coasters 6th - 8th Grade
Young physicists learn how acceleration, the Law of Conservation of Energy, and potential and kinetic energy affect the design of the most popular thrill rides on the planet! Students use engineering principles to cooperatively build and test their own roller coasters.
$4* - 1 hour REF# AZ_KC
Fulfills the Following Requirements: MS-PS3-1, MS-PS3-5, MS-ETS1-2, MS-ETS1-3, MS-ETS1-4


Aviation Design 6th - 8th Grade
What does it take to design a new aircraft? Aspiring aerospace engineers examine this engineering challenge through studying the four forces of flight, exploring angle of attack, and piloting the Air Zoo's unique full-motion flight simulators! Students explore aircraft design and aerodynamic principles while building and testing their own wing prototypes in the Air Zoo's wind tunnel!
$6* - 2 hours REF# AZ_AD
Fulfills the Following Requirements: MS-ETS1-2, MS-ETS1-3, MS-ETS1-4


The Eyes Have It 6th - 8th Grade
How does light move through the parts of the eye and get processed by the brain? Invetstigate the sense of sight in this cow eye dissection class that will make you see the light!
$6* - 1 hour REF# AZ_E2
Fulfills the Following Requirements: MS-LS1-3, MS-LS1-8, LS1.A


Air Zoo Science Camps - Students launching trebuchet to learn about Physics

Senior Imagineers 8th Grade
Aspiring engineers expand their knowledge of mechanical advantage, energy, and work, while exploring the history and influence of machines in this exciting, hands-on STEM workshop! Students design and build their own machines and participate in an innovative engineering challenge that is sure to get them excited about science and engineering!
$4* - 1 hour
Fulfills the Following Requirements: HS-PS2-1, HS-PS2-2, HS-PS3-3





This IS Rocket Science! 6th - 8th Grade
Young astrophysicists participate in a static test launch of a secured model rocket, collect data, and make observations of how rockets work! Students gain a working knowledge of physical forces and Newton's Laws of Motion through racing the force of gravity, investigating the exchange of thermal energy, creating real-life action/reaction scenarios, and building and launching their own model rockets (weather permitting). Students take home a re-usable model rocket.
$8* - 2 hours REF# AZ_R2
Fulfills the Following Requirements: MS-PS2-1, MS-PS2-2, MS-PS3-4


CSI Camp & Class Air Zoo  Museum in Kalamazoo MI

Mystery at the Museum 6th - 8th Grade
A "crime" has been committed at the Air Zoo! Young forensic investigators learn and apply, real-world Crime Scene Investigation (C.S.I.) protocols. The focus of this innovative and unique class involves solving an Air Zoo mystery by collecting finger prints, analyzing trace evidence with microscopes, and synthesizing evidence from the crime scene to identify a suspect. Realistic forensic crime scene techniques will engage and inspire young detectives!
$6* - 2 hour REF# AZ_MM
Fulfills the Following Requirements: WHST.6-8.7, ETS1.B, RST.6-8.9


Mission to Space 7th - 8th Grade
Investigate how aerospace engineers use rockets and space planes to tackle the challenges of reaching space in the 21st century! Students apply their knowledge of Newton's Laws of Motion while working within time and budget constraints to design successful space vehicles.
$4* - 1 hour REF# AZ_MS
Fulfills the Following Requirements: MS-PS2-1, MS-PS2-2, MS-PS3-5, MS-ESS1-3


Senior Imagineers 8th Grade
Aspiring engineers expand their knowledge of mechanical advantage, energy, and work, while exploring the history and influence of machines in this exciting, hands-on STEAM workshop! After designing and building a compound machine and participating in an innovative engineering challenge, students are sure to go home excited about science and engineering!
$4* - 1 hour REF# AZ_S1
Fulfills the Following Requirements: MS-PS-1, MS-PS2-2, MS-PS3-5, MS-ETS1-2, MS-ETS1-3, MS-ETS1-4

9th-12th Grade Science Education Programming


Senior Imagineers 9th - 12th Grade

Aspiring engineers expand their knowledge of mechanical advantage, energy, and work, while exploring the history and influence of machines in this exciting, hands-on STEAM workshop! After designing and building a compound machine and participating in an innovative engineering challenge, students are sure to go home excited about science and engineering!
$4* - 1 hour REF# AZ_S2
Fulfills the Following Requirements: HS-PS2-1, HS-PS2-2, HS-PS3-3


Aeronautical Engineering 9th - 12th Grade
What does it take to design a new aircraft? Aspiring aeronautical engineers examine this real world engineering challenge and study Bernoulli's Principle of air pressure, lift-to-drag ratios, and flight controls. Students explore aircraft design and aerodynamic principles, build and test wing prototypes in the Air Zoo's wind tunnel, and put their flying skills to the test in the Air Zoo's full-motion flight simulators.
$6* - 2 hours REF# AZ_AE
Fulfills the Following Requirements: HS-PS2-1, HS-PS2-2, HS-PS3-3, HS-ETS1-2, ETS1.C


Crime Scene Investigation 101 9th - 12th
A "crime" has been committed at the Air Zoo! The focus of this innovative and unique class involves solving an Air Zoo mystery utilizing real-world Crime Scene Investigation (C.S.I.) protocols. Young sleuths lift and identify finger prints, analyze trace evidence with microscopes, and synthesize evidence from the crime scene to identify the suspect. Student Crime Scene Investigators work cooperatively to determine the guilty party while discovering CSI careers, real crime scene procedures, and evidence collection and preservation techniques.
$6* - 2 hours REF# AZ_CS
Fulfills the Following Requirements: HS-PS1-3, WHST.9-12.7, HSN-Q.A.3, RST.11-12.9


Living History of WWII 9th - 12th Grade
Students gain a uniquely personal perspective of the war that changed the world by participating in several realistic role-playing challenges. Students must decide whether to enlist in the armed forces or wait to be drafted, and then explore the consequences of their decisions. In addition to experiencing life in various combat zones, both in the air and on land, students examine how participation in World War II changed American culture and propelled the United States into the role of a global power.
$6* - 2 hours REF# AZ_LH
Fulfills the Following Requirements: K1.4, K1.6, K1.9, P2.2, P2.4, P2.5, K1.4

Science On The Go! Onsite programming at your location.

The Air Zoo understands that the planning and logistics of field trips can be daunting. "Science On the Go!" program options bring our Education Team directly to your students, performing the same amazing educational programs at your school or learning space! This great alternative to an off-site field trip provides a unique way to supplement current lessons, and/or reward students. Most of the Air Zoo's education programs in this Education Guide are available as "Science on the Go" experiences, including, but not limited to:
*Rockin Roller Coasters *Junior Imagineers *High Flying Fun *Hot Wired *Young Aviators *Blast Into Space

$200 for the first class (up to 32 students).
$100 for each consecutive class of 32 students " additional supply fees apply for some classes.
There is no travel fee within a 10 mile radius of the Air Zoo.
A travel fee of $0.50 per mile will apply for programs within a 10-60 mile radius. Programs outside of a 60 mile range will be quoted a travel fee.

Science Floor Shows

Live, interactive, and highly educational, the Air Zoo's science floor shows are 30-minute interactive programs designed for larger audiences, and include high-energy audience participation and exciting science demonstrations!
All About Air
Air is all around us and is essential to life, but what do we really know about air? Explore the properties of air and experiment with air pressure in this interactive demonstration that will take your breath away.

Subzero Science
What is colder than the coldest place on Earth? Liquid nitrogen! Investigate states of matter as we see liquid boiling at room temperature and rubber become as brittle as glass. Freeze things and smash stuff " and pick up some science along the way.

Super Science of Superheroes and Super Villains
Wouldn t you like to be able to climb walls like Spiderman? Or maybe you would rather learn the attractive secrets of a super villain like Magneto. With your superpowers you will make objects disappear like the Invisible Woman and create the perfect Storm to blow away the villains.

$250 for the first show; $125 for each consecutive show.
There is no travel fee within a 10 mile radius of the Air Zoo.
A travel fee of $0.50 per mile will apply for programs between 10 - 60 mile radius.
Programs outside of a 60 mile range will be quoted a travel fee

Large Scale Demonstrations

Get more bang for your buck with this large scale, 60-minute demonstration for extra-large audiences.

Fizz, Boom, Soar!
Get blown away by erupting liquids, a booming cannon, and soaring machines in this ultra-high-energy demonstration of physics, chemistry, and flight science that will get everyone out of their seats!

$400 for the first show; $200 for each consecutive show.
There is no travel fee within a 10 mile radius of the Air Zoo.A travel fee of $0.50 per mile will apply for programs between 10 - 60 mile radius.
Programs outside of a 60 mile range will be quoted a travel fee.

Educational Tours - Let your students be a part of living history!

Uncle Sam Wants You!
From early fabric and wood to modern day aircraft, explore how pilot training, aviation technology, and construction methods have evolved during this amazing tour. Visitors will also step back in time to investigate how aviation helped win WWII.
$2* - 1 hour REF# AZ_TU

Reaching for the Galaxy
Visitors explore how science has advanced from the age of Sir Isaac Newton to today's modern space travel. Investigate how the invention of the rocket has been used in both war and peace, experience the thrills of historic space programs, and explore life on the International Space Station (ISS)!
$2* - 1 hour REF# AZ_TR

Aerospace through the Ages
Visitors explore the history, innovation, and creativity of aviation technology, ranging from the Wright Flyer to the powerful SR-71 Blackbird!
$2* - 1 hour

Working Renovation of American Aircraft
Explore the restoration projects currently underway inside the Air Zoo's Restoration Center with an expert Air Zoo guide. This behind-the-scenes adventure looks into how the Air Zoo's Heath Parasol, Sopwith Camel, and FM-2 Wildcat aircraft are being preserved and prepared for museum display. Take a fascinating look back while gaining insight into historic aviation preservation.
$2* - 1 hour REF# AZ_TA


Book an Education Program Today!

For more information or to book your visit, please contact our Group and Event Coordinators at 269.350.2848, or via email at events@airzoo.org.

Please note that some Air Zoo rides and attractions have height and weight restrictions.

*Pricing for programs listed above is in addition to $8.00 admission per student, which gives them access to all exhibits and rides. SAVE 15%!ON PROGRAMS BOOKED AND ATTENDED BY DECEMBER 31ST, 2015. SAVE 10% ON ANY PROGRAM BOOKED BY DECEMBER 31ST, 2015, AND ATTENDED BY MARCH 31ST, 2016! To book an educational program, or for questions, contact our Event Staff at 269.350.2848, or via email at events@airzoo.org for details.

VIEW THE AIR ZOO'S NEW, FULL-COLOR EDUCATION PROGRAM GUIDE BELOW.


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