From field trips and learning opportunities at the Air Zoo to impactful outreach and virtual programs brought to your school or facility, the Air Zoo offers fun and interactive opportunities for every student! View our Education Guide!
Science on the Go!
This program brings our Education team directly to your students, performing the same amazing 45 – 60 minute educational programs in your classroom! This great alternative to an off-site field trip provides a unique way to enhance current lessons by highlighting essential science ideas and providing opportunities to integrate science and engineering practices. Most of the Air Zoo’s education programs are available as “Science on the Go” experiences.
Science Floor Shows
The Air Zoo’s science floor shows are 30-minute interactive programs designed for larger audiences, and include high-energy audience participation and exciting science demonstrations. These group programs are also very affordable and educators can choose from three unique programs!
Science on Stage
Get more “bang” for your buck with these large-scale, 60-minute demonstrations for extra-large audiences. These Science on Stage programs run $400 for the first show and $200 for consecutive shows. A great way to engage large audiences!
Depending on your unique interests and how much time you have to spend with us, your class trip will have you exploring the many hands-on learning opportunities at the Air Zoo!
The Air Zoo houses an impressive array of aircraft from the Sopwith Camel to the fastest airplane ever to streak across the sky, the SR-71B Blackbird. But that's just the beginning! Your students can take a spin in our Full-Motion Flight Simulators* lift up and away in the Montgolfier Balloon Race ride and share the cockpit of a colorful Flying Circus Biplane! And don't forget our theater with three movies, in addition to our Paratrooper Jump, Corsair Challenge* and our newest hands-on exhibits Alien World's & Androids. Middle and high school students can also work side by side with our nationally recognized restoration team as they restore one-of-a-kind WWII aircraft that have been rescued from the bottom of Lake Michigan!
These programs are scheduled the first Tuesdays of the month and are the perfect addition to any homeschool curriculum. The Air Zoo's homeschool programs are designed to fulfill Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) with dynamic, hands-on lesson plans and interactive demonstrations and tours. Prepare for your classes and follow up to reinforce concepts with the pre- and post-lesson activities available on our website!
Preschool STEAM Days are designed to give young children and their adult chaperones a taste of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). These fun, hands-on, interactive activities will leave your young scientist wanting to explore even more at home! These programs will be offered the first Wednesday of the month.
With more than 60 videos spanning from artifacts and aircraft, to science experiments and stories of our aerospace pioneers, there are countless ways to offer educaitonal and inspiring content for your students - in the classroom, or at home!
The Air Zoo is working to provide educators with an array of resources including lesson plans, grants/funding, and professional development opportunities. For more information please email Education Manager, Amy Walker.
The Air Zoo's Science Inspiration Scholarship Fund offers financial assistance to schools and other organizations for field trips, group visits, and educational outreach programs. Click HERE for an application.
• CLASSROOM/CAMP MASK STATUS: Masks are not required at this time but are encouraged for those who feel comfortable wearing one.
We also offer virtual education resources, including virtual STEAM programs, for educators to inspire and educate students. Choose from virtual programs designed for a variety of learning levels.
These exciting STEAM-based programs are designed to support your STEAM curriculum with outstanding hands-on or demonstration-style programs.
These courses meet state standards for various learning levels, and programs include material kits that can be shipped to your classroom or picked up at the Air Zoo prior to class so your students can complete the activities with the Air Zoo educator live.
Prepare for your programs and follow up to reinforce concepts with the pre- and post-lesson activities available on our website!
These inspiring and educational videos and activities, designed by the Air Zoo and affiliate organizations, will keep your students imagining, exploring and discovering even more - from home or the classroom.