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.
We will also feature games, activities and documentary clips from some of our cool partner organizations, like NASA! Check back daily to see what new and exciting things we have added. You can also join the conversation on social media, which is linked at the bottom of the page.
What exactly is Launchpad to Learning? Well let our innovative leader, Troy Thrash, tell you all about it. We look forward to seeing you (digitally speaking) each day as we post new activities and videos for you to enjoy during your time at home!
Did you know that dry ice is a solid gas... and that it forms at −109.3 °F?!? Want to see some cool things you can do with it at home? Well, check this out!
Join Michael as he shares some interesting facts about our co-founder's aircraft!
Check out one of Troy's favorite artifacts as he and Christy reveal the significance of the Air Zoo's Moon map!
Ever wondered what DNA looks like, or what it actually does for a living thing? Join Karn and see it for yourself!
We are excited to launch our first story-time video! You are sure to love this engaging story of Ada, a young budding scientist, narrated by the Air Zoo's President & CEO, Troy Thrash.
Looking for something fun to do? Follow along with Erin, as she shows you a unique way to defy the laws of nature - at home!
Did you know historic Kalamazoo icons like Gibson Guitar and Shakespeares played a role in building this glider in WWII? David will share the story with you and the role it played on D-Day.
Hey kiddos! Prepare for take off with Troy as he reads "Airplane Flight! A Lift-the-Flap-Adventure" from the cockpit of our T-28 Trojan.
Need something fun and educational to do today? Kathy will teach you how to make lava lamps with household ingredients!
Have you heard of the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo? Learn more about the raid, and local hero Jack Sims with Quinton.
Learn how the Air Zoo gets aircraft to restore and what some of the process looks like!
Join Jada as she takes you on an exciting adventure. This novel written by Steve Breen is sure to fly right into your heart.
Join Air Zoo educator, Natalie, as she shows you how to do coffee filter ink chromatography at home, using simple supplies!
Join Katie and Emmett as they narrate one of their favorite books in celebration of International Children's Book Day!
Michael shares some cool facts and history about our F-14 Tomcat!
We have an out-of-this-world project for you today. Make your own rockets at home with Alex!
Go outside and listen for native Michigan bird calls with Air Zoo science educator, Karn. These are some of the songs and calls in each bird’s musical vocabulary.
Do you know the history behind the German Lutwaffe's V-1 Flying Bomb? And how did it navigate without a pilot?
Do you have what it takes to be an astronaut? Let's see as Troy takes us through the handbook in front of the Air Zoo's ISS training exhibit.
HowToSmile.org - a database of activities uploaded by hundreds of museums and science centers around the world.
Eduporium.com - online STEAM activities students can do at home.
sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments - fun and easy science experiment videos and instructions.