So Much to Explore on Our Exhibition Floor!

Take off on an exciting and educational journey through the Air Zoo’s multifaceted exhibition experiences! We’ve curated a family-pleasing, super-sensory combination of things to ignite inspiration and intellect, and fire up fascination and fun!

Enjoy our internationally renowned featured exhibitions, temporary and permanent exhibitions, and family-fun interactives like our FLEXHIBITS and Keva Planks. Take flight in airborne amusement park rides, trainer cockpits, and full-motion flight simulators. Recharge your batteries and let us entertain you in our Missions Theater.

Our exhibition floor delivers with the stories of aerospace innovators and innovations from Early Flight and the Golden Age of Flight through World War II, the Cold War, the Jet Age, Space, and beyond! Experience history restored as 1940s aircraft, recovered from Lake Michigan, undergo restoration on public display. Get to know the female aviators of the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) and African American pioneer aviators of our Black Wings exhibitions. Travel through a reflection on the Guadalcanal Campaign and uncover stories of the Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame honorees. Meet the minds that sent us further skyward in Space: Dare to Dream. Climb into a space capsule and learn how astronauts ate, slept, and showered in space!


Learn about the teamwork it took to put two people on the moon and about how the space program impacted American life in the late 1960s and how it shaped the technologies we know today.


D-Day 75: En Route by Plane and Parachute

Visitors will see D-Day through the eyes of POWs, glider pilots and through artifacts from the Air Zoo’s collection, including aircraft in the Flight Innovation Center, such as the P-47 Thunderbolt, C-47 Skytrain, and WACO CG-4A.


Restoration Program

The Air Zoo Restoration team is busy restoring history and igniting the future - come check it out, or lend a hand!


Memories & Milestones: the Air Zoo Story

In 2019, the Air Zoo celebrated four decades of flight and family; people, planes, and programs; spacecraft and science; education and exhibitions! Let's explore our history...



Come and see all of our different aircraft based on the period that they were constructed and built.


Hands-on Learning

Enjoy dozens of hands-on activities sure to keep the entire family busy!


Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight

Learn about this powerful group of aviation pioneers who challenged these obstacles and created their own legacy in the world of flight.


National Guadalcanal Memorial Exhibit

Experience the Air Zoo's multi-sensory and immersive exhibit on the battles of the Guadalcanal Campaign, one of the longest and bloodiest campaigns of World War II.


Space: Dare to Dream

Space: Dare to Dream pays tribute to the dreamers who dared to find the answers to our very existence and shaped humankind's knowledge of our place in the universe.


Women in Aviation and Space

This exhibit honors women in aviation and space, such as astronaut Sally Ride and aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart.


Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame

The Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame was established in 1987 to recognize men and women who have made significant contributions to aviation. It is located inside the Air Zoo.


3D HD Full-Motion Flight Simulators

The Air Zoo's fleet of state-of-the-art flight simulators will take you places you've never been. So get ready - you're next.