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Reciprocal Benefits

As a valued Air Zoo Member, you will have opportunities to explore other museums, science centers and organizations through our exciting reciprocal programs. 

Mark your calendars!

Grand Rapids Public Museum (Grand Rapids, MI) - GRPM offers all Air Zoo members free admittance during the month of March (2023).

Grand Rapids Children's Museum (Grand Rapids, MI) - Air Zoo members are invited to visit the GRCM as members the month of April (2023).

Impression 5 Science Center (Lansing, MI)  - Air Zoo members are invited to visit the Impression 5 Science Center as members during the month of May (2023).

Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary (Athens, MI) - Air Zoo members are invited to visit Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary as members during the month of June (2023).

Grand Rapids Art Museum (Grand Rapids, MI) - Air Zoo members are invited to visit the GRAM as members the month of August (2023).

Southwest Michigan Cultural Membership Exchange - Free access to 5 amazing organizations in SWMI. October (2023)

Kids 'N' Stuff Children's Museum (Albion, MI) - Free admission for Air Zoo members during the month of November (2023).


The following Applies to Family, Grandparent, Flying Tiger & Ambassador Level memberships

ASTC & NARM: FREE or Discounted Admission at Over 1,200 Museums!

Annual Air Zoo memberships at the levels listed above include reciprocal admission benefits at over 1,200 museums and science centers in the U.S. and beyond through the Association of Science-Technology Centers' (ASTC) Travel Passport program (reciprocal offer is for ASTC organizations more than 90 miles away from the Air Zoo and you home address, as the crow flies) and the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM) Association.

Learn how it works in our explainer video:

Exceptions to the ASTC 90-mile policy:

Impression 5 Science Center (Lansing, MI)  offers 50% off admission to all Air Zoo members at the Family Level or above all year. The Air Zoo also offers members of Impression 5, 50% off admission when they visit the Air Zoo.
Science Central (Fort Wayne, IN) offers free admission to all Air Zoo members at the Family Level or above.

For questions, contact the Air Zoo Membership Team at info@airzoo.org and the phone number to 269.350.2842.

Perks & Discounts

You ready for our VIP treatment?

Among invitations to special members only events, discounts on education programs and camps and insider information and presale opportunities for programs and events, you also receive discounts in the Fly Buy Gift Shop and the Kitty Hawk Cafe, as well as special access to the Air Zoo's Smith Library! Our members also enjoy VIP treatment during our Summer Fly-ins, like free tours with our friends at Yankee Air Museum. Just show your current member id card to take advantage of all of our discounts and promotions.

Fly Buy Gift Shop  

  • 10% all the time (online too, check your member enews for details)
  • Special holiday discounts

Kitty Hawk Cafe

  • 10% all the time

Education Camps

  • 10% off camps (excludes after camp & food)

Air Zoo Explorers

  • Air Zoo members ages 6 – 11 are invited to become an Air Zoo Explorer and have a blast with fun educational activities on these special Sundays from 12 pm – 3 pm! You do not have to sign up in advance – just show up and have a great time!

Member Mornings at the Museum

  • Air Zoo members get invitations to member only events such as Family Yoga and Coffee with Collections.

Extended Hours

  • Air Zoo members have the opportunity to enjoy extended hours on select days throughout the day.

Your Air Zoo Membership includes exclusive discounts at local businesses!

Air Zoo members enjoy a wide variety of discounts at local restaurants, shops, hotels and other businesses! See below for a list of participating organizations, organized by business type.
Check back often; this list is constantly growing!

Hotels & Accommodations

Hampton Inn Kalamazoo* -  15% Discount off of our Best Available Rate, must show card. 
2610 Airview Blvd.
Kalamazoo, MI 49002

*discount is already applied when using above link. Must show Air Zoo membership card during check in

Radisson Plaza Hotel -   15% off standard rates with Air Zoo membership card, membership card must be presented at check-in.

100 W. Michigan Ave.

Kalamazoo, MI 49007



Specialty Shops, Entertainment, & Other Businesses

The Edge - Snow, Water, & Skate - 15% off in the proshop (does not apply to sale or clearance items)
9009 Portage Rd.
Portage, MI 49002

Hobby-Sports.com - 10% discount on Estes Model Rockets and Revell Plastic Models.
9782 Portage Rd.
Portage, MI 49002

Kalamazoo Candle Company - 30% off kids candle making

Both Portage and Kalamazoo Locations

Kzoo Swift - 15% off any service or bicycle with valid Air Zoo Membership

1305 S Westnedge Ave

Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Miller Auditorium - up to 15% off of most shows.

1341 Theatre Dr.

Kalamazoo, MI 49008


Nelson Hardware - 10% discount on all purchases.
9029 Portage Rd.
Portage, MI 49002

The Pantry on Tap Oil & Vinegar - 10% discount on all purchases.
7634 S. Westnedge
Portage, MI 49002

Shiny Brite Car Wash and Detail Center - $1 off the $5, $7, $10 washes, 10% off any detail above $50.
8086 Portage Rd.
Portage, MI 49002

Waldo Wrights Flying Service - Flights in the New Standard Bi-Plane at the group discount rate.
Located at the Air Zoo's Flight Discovery Center during the summer months.

3101 East Milham Rd.
Kalamazoo, MI 49002

Restaurants, Brew Pubs, Coffee Shops, & Nightlife

Biggby Coffee - Buy-One-Get-One 20/24 oz specialty beverage OR $1 OFF 20/24 oz. any drink
5401-1 Portage Rd. (Located in front of the airport)
Portage, MI 49002

Brewster's Pub - 10% off entire bill (Portage Road Location Only).
5135 Portage Rd
Kalamazoo, MI 49001

East Egg - All locations - Free Coffee with breakfast.
6907 Sears Drive
Portage, MI 49024

Erbellis – 7” Free cheese "Erbie" bread  with purchase of any 14" pizza with 3 toppings or more.
8342 Portage Rd.
Portage, MI 49002

Latitude 42 - $1 off members first beer - one discount per member per visit.
7842 Portage Rd.
Portage, MI 49002

Taco Bob s - (Portage Rd. location only) Free funny taco with the purchase of a funny taco and medium drink
4121 Portage Rd.
Kalamazoo, MI 49002

Traveler's Cafe and Pub - 15% discount to current Air Zoo Members. Not to be combined with any other offers or discounts.

5225 Portage Rd
Portage, MI 49002


Uncle Ernie's Pancake House - 10% off total purchase.
4005 Portage Rd.
Kalamazoo, MI 49001

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