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Home - The Air Zoo is Michigan's premier aviation and science center & museum! With over 60 rare and historic airplanes & spacecraft, interactive exhibits, indoor amusement park rides, science classes, and summer, winter, & spring break camps for kids, the Air Zoo is your one stop location for educational, science based family fun and activities! Based in Kalamazoo & Portage, Michigan, the Air Zoo is a short drive from both Chicago & Detroit.

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Rides & Activities - With 60+ rare aircraft & spacecraft, amazing science camps & classes for kids, interactive exhibits, a 4D theater, full-motion flight simulators and much more, the Air Zoo museum in Kalamazoo and Portage Michigan is one of West Michigans #1 destinations for family fun!

Exhibits

  • Tigers: Tracking a Legend - Tigers: Tracking a Legend is an amazing new exhibit at the Air Zoo Aerospace & Science center near Kalamazoo. Guests "become" tigers, as they learn about the lives, bodies, and habits of endangered Bengal Tigers in this highly interactive exhibit. Science classes, camps, and field trips are available, located in Portage, MI
  • Bi-Plane Rides - With amazing experiences like Bi-Plane rides with Waldo Wright's Flying Service, airplane flights, kids summer camps & classes, incredible museum exhibits, amusement park rides, and flight simulators, the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo and Portage Michigan is your one stop spot for family fun this summer!
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Camps & Classes - The Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Museum in Kalamazoo offers the best Science classes, day camps, field trips, educational outreach, and scouting programs in West Michigan. Based in Kalamazoo and Portage, with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEM), the Air Zoo truly has something for everyone. Scholarships are available.

  • For Educators
    • 2014 FREE Educator Preview Night - The Air Zoo offers a wide variety of science camps, classes, field trips, and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (S.T.E.M.) based education programs and field trips to students in west Michigan. Located near Kalamazoo, the Air Zoo is Michigan's best museum for educational experiences, and offers Educators and Administrators Free admission to preview these programs October 15th, 2014.
    • Education Programs - The Air Zoo science and STEM based educational classes, programming, field trips, and outreach programs for elementary school, middle school, and high school students are the #1 science & STEM based museum educational experiences in west Michigan. Based in Kalamazoo and Portage, the Air Zoo offers field trip and educational programming for all ages. Scholarships, grants, and financial aid is available.
    • Educator Resources
    • Field Trips
    • Homeschool Programs
    • Scholarships - The Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Center in Kalamazoo, West Michigan, is dedicated to connecting students with science and technology through positive, engaging, and immersive experiences that align with educational standards and inspire exciting career choices and pathways. Supported in part by the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation and individual donors, the Science Inspiration Fund was developed to break down the economic barriers that greatly inhibit many schools, community organizations, and youth groups from taking an active part in Air Zoo’s exceptional educational programming,classes, and field trips.
    • Air Zoo Science Innovation Hall of Fame Awards for Local Educators and Students - The Air Zoo in Portage, MI holds the annual West Michigan Science Innovation Hall of Fame Awards which are focused on recognizing and further encouraging southwest Michigan high school students, K-12 level educators & teachers, and local organizations & individuals who have innovated and excelled within, or shown exceptional support of, education in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM). Each spring, the Air Zoo will present the Science Innovation Hall of Fame Awards at a highly-publicized and interactive gala that will draw notable Michigan luminaries from all areas of industry, education, government, and the arts.
  • For Kids
    • Birthday Parties
    • Overnight Camps
    • Scouting Info - The Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Center in Kalamazoo offers some of the best Boy Scout and Girl Scout programs in West Michigan! Available classes include
    • Simple Science Experiments
    • SkySpace Kids Club
    • Summer Camps - The Air Zoo in Kalamazoo & Portage, MI offers the coolest winter, summer, & spring break camps, classes, and day camps in South West Michigan! With subjects ranging from rocket science to forensic science, chemistry to physics, the Air Zoo's hands-on camps for kids aged PreSchool through High School are sure to please!
      • Spring Break Super Science Day Camps! - The Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Museum in Kalamazoo offers the best Science classes, day camps, field trips, educational outreach, and scouting programs in West Michigan. Based in Kalamazoo and Portage, with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEM), the Air Zoo truly has something for everyone. Scholarships are available.
  • Spring Break Science Camps & Classes - The Air Zoo offers amazing Science Camps, Science classes, day camps, and activities for kids and children of all ages during Spring Break, Summer Vacation, and Winter Break. Located in Portage and Kalamazoo, Michigan The Air Zoo Winter Break Science classes and camps offer a great alternative to Holiday day care.

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