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Field Trips

Inspire Your PreK - 12th Grade Students!

Air Zoo Education & Field Trips


ONSITE PROGRAMMING

The Air Zoo's world-class, MDE-certified education team focuses on creating affordable and interactive educational programs that not only fulfill multiple educational standards, but also stimulate and engage each student, inspiring learners to continue their personal exploration of science long after the program s conclusion.

All Air Zoo education programs are developed by certified Michigan teachers who utilize a unique approach of combining dynamic lesson plans and hands-on activities with once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Designed to fulfill Common Core requirements, including Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), the Air Zoo s programs strive to encourage a student's innate curiosity while instilling the fundamental scientific, technological, engineering, artistic, and mathematical (STEAM) tools needed for success in today's world.

Please note Air Zoo inperson Field Trips are not currently available under state mandate. Check out our NEW Virtual STEAM Programming and bring the Air Zoo science experience to your classroom in a live, secured virtual setting! 


 

Let your students be a part of living history!

Educational Tours

Innovations in Aviation

Through this tour, students will be introducted to the significant aviation innovations in the eras of Early Flight, World War I, the Golden Age, World War II, and the Jet Age. 

$2* - 1 hour

Recommended for 3rd - 12th grade

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

Recommended for 3rd - 12th grade

Planes that Won the Pacific War

This tour will introduce you to the Douglas Dauntless SBD-3, the U.S. Navy's most potent weapon; the Goodyear FG-1D Corsair, the Grumman F6F Hellcat, master of the skies, and the General Motors FM-2 Wildcat. You will come away with an understanding of the needs that produced these aircraft as well as their contributions to the final victory in the Pacific.

$2* - 30 minutes

Recommended for 6th - 12th grade

Spotlight Tours

Spotlight tours will focus on a single aircraft. These tours will put the subject aircraft into historical context, discuss at some length the aeronautical innovations present in the aircraft, the effects of those innovations on the aircraft’s intended use and will also detail the subject aircraft’s specific history. 

AIRCRAFT OPTIONS

• Sopwith Camel F.1

• 5-AT-C Ford Tri-Motor

• Republic P-47D-40 Thunderbolt

• North American B-25 Mitchell

• Grumman F-14A Tomcat

• Lockheed SR-71B Blackbird

• FM-2 Wildcat and Dauntless SBD-2P, being actively restored

 

$2* (per aircraft/project)  - 30 minutes

Recommended for 3rd - 12th grade

Pricing for programs listed above is in addition to $8.00 admission per student, which gives them access to all exhibits and rides.* 

*Please note that some Air Zoo rides and attractions have height and weight restrictions, and are currently inaccessible due to state mandate & safety policies.


OUTREACH
Our educators can also bring many programs to your location* and conduct the same interactive, fun, and engaging science programs normally offered on-site at the Air Zoo. This option is a fun and exciting way to supplement current lessons, or can be used as a reward to motivate students toward an important goal. Air Zoo's onsite education programming is currently not available under state mandate. Outreach programs will be considered but are dependent on several factors.

Need more info or want to discuss scheduling?  Simply submit the form below or contact our Group & Events Team at events@airzoo.org, or call 269.350.2848!  For program specific info, please contact our Education Team at education@airzoo.org.

 

 

With financial assistance available through the Air Zoo s Science Inspiration Scholarship Fund, the world of STEAM education is now accessible to more children, regardless of socioeconomic status. Learn more!

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