Mon - Sat: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mon - Thurs: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fri - Sat: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Air Zoo is committed to providing our guests with immersive and engaging experiences every day. Our mission is to provide a safe place to gather, to imagine, explore, discover and to be inspired. We understand the vital role organizations like ours play in getting a community back and thriving after a devastating event like the COVID-19 pandemic.
In these unprecedented and challenging times, we are committed to fulfilling our mission in a manner that places the safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers and guests at highest priority. Under the guidance of the CDC and state and local governments we have developed the following policies and protocols.
We welcome you and appreciate your support and your understanding as we navigate this new reality. Please, take a moment to review our new policies and procedures prior to your visit.
We have two exciting centers on our campus that are open 360+ days a year and easily accessible by car or a 5-minute walk.
*Mondays, from 9am-11am, are reserved for our Vulnerable Population Only!
Due to state-mandated limited capacity and cleaning requirements, visitors are encouraged to purchase your admission in advance (members can reserve free admission online as well). To meet social distancing requirements, our shuttle will be out of service until further notice. The Kitty Hawk Cafe plans to reopen later this summer.
Please note the following: masks are required for everyone age 5 and up while visiting; temperatures will be scanned upon entering; rides, simulators, theater and some hands-on interactives are inaccessible for your safety. Please review the New Policies and Procedures prior to your visit as well. We can't wait to see you at the Air Zoo! .
The Air Zoo is located at 6151 Portage Road in Portage, MI, halfway between Detroit and Chicago. We're off I-94 (exit 78), just south of the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport.
Use this handy map to guide you straight to the Air Zoo.
Become a member of the Air Zoo and come as often as you like! In addition to unlimited visits to one of the coolest places on the planet, Air Zoo members enjoy a TON of benefits, including discounts on camps and classes, savings in the FLY BUY museum store, special offers, and invitations to members-only events.
From rare and historic to inspiring artwork and exhibits, there's always something new to discover at the Air Zoo. The Air Zoo is a world-class, Smithsonian-affiliated aerospace and science museum with over 100 air and space artifacts, inspiring interactive* exhibits, full-motion flight simulators,* indoor amusement park rides* and hands-on*, science-based camps and classes. Come imagine, explore and discover with us!
*Please note that our rides, theater, and some hands-on interactive displays are unavailable due to current health and safety restrictions. However, our eager and innovative staff is developing new, fun and exciting ways to keep you engaged and learning and to offer new immersive experiences everyday.
Don't miss the two temporary exhibits currently on the exhibit floor: Flight & Flak, The Art of Paul F. Wentzel, Sr. and Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence a Smithsonian poster exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Check them out while they're here!
Join scientists in their search for extraterrestrial life within, and beyond, our solar system. Discover strange alien-like creatures found here on Earth, and learn about the technologies used to explore remote solar systems
and extreme environments found on Earth.
The Apollo 11 moon landing, which put the first two humans on the moon on July 20, 1969, not only made history but also served as a moment shared by a nation. Come celebrate 50 years since that cosmically cool lunar adventure as you explore our new out-of-this-world exhibit.
Celebrate the history of space exploration.
From Family Fun Days and special programming to seasonal camps and scout programs the Air Zoo always has something exciting going on. Keep an eye on our upcoming events so you don't miss anything!
January 25, 2021
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
January 30, 2021
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST
February 1, 2021 - February 28, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST
February 2, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM EST
February 9, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM EST
February 12, 2021 - February 26, 2021
Looking for a unique venue for your special event? The Air Zoo is an increasingly popular choice for business meetings, corporate outings, fundraising programs and just about any other special event you can think of. From elegant weddings to the holiday office party, your event at the Air Zoo is one that is sure to be remembered!
Located in Kalamazoo, the Air Zoo is a one-of-a-kind destination perfect for the whole family! In addition to over 100 historic aircraft, our science center houses flight simulators, an experience theater, amusement rides, hands-on exhibits, a restoration program for WWII planes rescued from the bottom of Lake Michigan and a one-of-a-kind indoor mural that reaches 32 feet tall and 800 feet wide! Want a glimpse of our out-of-this-world experience? Let our President and CEO, Troy Thrash, take you on an exciting virtual tour now.
Members Only Reopening: June 29 -July 12, 2020
General Public Reopening: July 13, 2020
We're excited to announce our reopening dates and to welcome back our member base during a two-week Members Only Reopening period. Doors will reopen to the general public starting Monday, July 13. Opening requires some new operating procedures, policies and even some new experiences for guests. Air Zoo President and CEO, Troy Thrash, and Air Zoo Director of Experience and Events, Michael Martin, takes you on a little tour of what you can expect! We can't wait to see you at the Air Zoo!