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.
Discovering Shaba with Captain Thad Darger
Learn the secrets of the F-117A Nighthawk from one of the pilots who flew them!
We are 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, for our guests, staff and volunteers - it is our highest priority. 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.
We welcome you and appreciate your support and your understanding as we navigate this new reality. Please, take a moment to review our policies and procedures prior to your visit. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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.
In an effort to reduce contact and reduce lines, visitors are able to purchase admission in advance, as well as at the ticket counter upon arrival (members can reserve free admission online as well).
Please note: All unvaccinated persons age 2 and up are encouraged to wear a mask while in the Air Zoo buildings. Please review the Policies and Procedures prior to your visit. 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.
Please note, MDOT has begun working on I-94 near the Portage Rd Exit and there may be detours. Please check Mi Drive for updates prior to your travels.
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!
Restoring history & igniting the future. Make sure to visit the Restoration Team as the work on three iconic aircraft, including the Air Zoo's new F-117 Nighthawk!
Explore the exciting contributions of more than 50 outstanding women, in this interactive Air Zoo original timeline that celebrates more than 100 years of aviation and space exploration history.
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...
This amazing exhibit chronicles African Americans' substantial contributions to aerospace and aviation. Learn about this powerful group of aviation pioneers who challenged obstacles and created their own legacy in the world of flight.
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From Science Floor Shows 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!
July 1, 2022 - July 31, 2022
July 6, 2022 - July 8, 2022
July 9, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
July 11, 2022 - July 15, 2022
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! Our Group & Events Team is excited to assist!
Come and explore an engaging panorama of stories, images, graphics, videos, and hands-on activities as you explore more than 100 years of contributions made by more than 50 accomplished women in the fields of aviation and space exploration. We are delighted to enhance these stories with items from our collection, images from our archives, as well as affiliate organizations like the Smithsonian and several featured assets from the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) IF/THEN an Initiative of Lyda Hill Philanthropies, which enriches U.S. projects like ours that highlight women and minorities in STEM.
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.