Memberships

Air Zoo Members Enjoy Amazing Benefits, Unlimited Annual Air Zoo Admission, Discounts at Local Businesses and Access to Over 1200 Museums and Science Centers Worldwide!

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Why pay for every visit? Become a card-carrying member of the Air Zoo and come as often as you like! When you become a member of the Air Zoo, you're joining an amazing, Smithsonian-affiliated aerospace & science museum focused on bringing the joys of aviation, science, and history to people of all ages! In addition to unlimited annual admission, Air Zoo members also enjoy a TON of benefits, including discounts at local businesses and access to over 1200 museums and science centers worldwide! 



ASTC & NARM: FREE or Discounted Admission at Over 1200 Museums!

Air Zoo memberships at the Family level or above include reciprocal admission benefits at over 1200 museums and science centers in the U.S. and beyond through the Association of Science-Technology Centers' (ASTC) Travel Passport program and the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM) Association.

For questions about memberships, contact Michael Martin via email by clicking here, or via telephone at 269.350.2807.

AIR ZOO MEMBERSHIPS MAKE GREAT GIFTS!

Become an Air Zoo member now!

To purchase a membership, click the button below, or visit detailed membership level info section at the bottom of the page.

Receive all of these basic benefits for a low annual cost:

  • Unlimited access to all rides and permanent Air Zoo exhibits for a year
  • Discounts at TONS of local businesses! (See next section below for list of participating organizations)
  • 10% Discount in the Fly Buy Gift Shop
  • 10% Discount on Air Zoo seasonal Camps
  • Discounts on Special Exhibits and Programs
  • Invitations to exclusive member & VIP events, including exhibit openings
  • Discounted admission to exciting traveling exhibitions
  • Subscription to monthly e-newsletter
  • Checkout privileges at the Air Zoo's library

Family level memberships and above also include:

  • ASTC Travel Passport and NARM benefits with access to over 1200 museums and science centers worldwide!
  • Free membership in the Air Zoo Sky Kids Club for Air Zoo members aged 6 - 11 years

Add More Value to Your Membership Package!

Base level membership packages can now be customized to better fit your crew! Add one or multiple Copilots to your membership to bring another unnamed guest(s) along on future visits, or to designate another squadron leader to bring your kids.

  • Copilot Passes are $30 each and can be added to any membership level
  • Copilot Passes are good each time you visit for an extra admission(s) and rides
  • Copilot Passes expire when your membership expires
  • Two (2) Copilot Passes are included in a Flying Tiger or Ambassador level membership
  • Copilot Passes added to Family level memberships or above may receive access to ASTC and NARM benefits
  • Copilot Passes and are an extension of your member benefits and are available as a membership add-on
 

Your Air Zoo Membership Includes Exclusive Discounts at Local Businesses!

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

 

Go First Class

The Air Zoo is proud to offer our members the opportunity to become Smithsonian Affiliate members for only $16 more. This includes:

  • A one-year subscription to Smithsonian Magazine (12 issues) or Air & Space Magazine (6 issues)
  • 10% discount off all purchases from the Smithsonian catalog and SmithsonianStore.com
  • Discounts on shopping and dining at the Smithsonian
  • Domestic and international travel and tour opportunities with Smithsonian Journeys
  • Free admission to the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City
  • Access to a members-only website
  • 10% discount at Folkways Recordings
  • Two personalized membership cards

Membership Discounts

Hotels & Accommodations

Country Inn & Suites - Rooms for $89.00 + Tax - no walk ins, must make reservations in advance.
1912 East Kilgore Service Rd.
Kalamazoo, MI 49002
269-382-2303

Hampton Inn Kalamazoo - Standard Guest Rooms - $109, Suites $129 (no block out dates) Must show card. 
2610 Airview Blvd.
Kalamazoo, MI 49002
269-343-0400

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
269-327-1000

Fields Fabrics Kalamazoo - 25% off regular price of airplane prints, 10% off any other regular priced item. Excludes sale or sharp priced items (Kalamazoo location only).
5401 Portage Rd.
Kalamazoo, MI 49002
269-383-4211

Hobby-Sports.com - 10% discount on Estes Model Rockets and Revell Plastic Models.
9782 Portage Rd.
Portage, MI 49002
269-323-3686

Miller Auditorium - 15% off most shows in the 2018-19 season!
1341 Theatre Dr.
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
269-387-2300

Nelson Hardware - 10% discount on all purchases.
9029 Portage Rd.
Portage, MI 49002
269-327-3583

The Pantry on Tap Oil & Vinegar - 10% discount on all purchases.
7634 S. Westnedge
Portage, MI 49002
269-978-6641

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
269-744-5599

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
863-873-1339

Restaurants, Brew Pubs, Coffee Shops, & Nightlife

Biggby Coffee - Buy one get one free on any grande or super specialty beverage.
5401-1 Portage Rd.
Portage, MI 49002

Brewster's Pub - 10% off entire bill (Portage Road Location Only).
5135 Portage Rd
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
269-998-1516

Cafe Meli - 10% discount excluding all daily specials.
5200 Portage Rd.
Portage, MI 49002
269-342-1400

East Egg - All locations - Free Coffee with breakfast.
6907 Sears Drive
Portage, MI 49024
269-327-2000

Erbellis - Free cheese "Erbie" bread (a $10 value!) with purchase of any 14" pizza with 3 toppings or more. 
8342 Portage Rd.
Portage, MI 49002
269-327-0200

Jac's Cekola's Pizza - 10% discount on your purchase.
7638 S. Westnedge
Portage, MI 49002
269-321-2121

Latitude 42 - $1 off members first beer - one discount per member per visit.
7842 Portage Rd.
Portage, MI 49002
269-459-2424

McDonald's - Purchase a large Slushie, and receive either an Egg McMuffin or BigMmac for FREE! (Valid only at location across from the Kzoo Airport)
5432 Portage Rd.
Portage, MI 49002

One Well Brewing - $1 off flights of beer.
4213 Portage Rd.
Portage, MI 49002
269-459-9240

Summer Thyme Cafe - Free dessert with the purchase of an entree.
3928 Portage Rd.
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
269-552-4500

Taco Bob s - NEW - (Portage Rd. location only) Free funny taco with the purchase of a funny taco and medium drink
4121 Portage Rd.
Kalamazoo, MI 49002
269-344-3422

Theo & Stacey's - 10% discount and (if applicable) complimentary meal for motorcoach driver.
4311 S. Westnedge Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
269-388-3455

Uncle Ernie's Pancake House - 10% off total purchase.
4005 Portage Rd.
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
269-349-4170 

Via Gelato -10% off all purchases!
8340 Portage Rd. (in back of Erbellis)
Portage, MI 49002
269-459-6745

Membership Levels

Individual

Single person

Benefits include:

  • Unlimited access to all permanent rides and attractions for a year
  • Invitations to members-only and VIP events
  • 10% discount in Fly Buy Museum Store
  • Checkout privileges at the Air Zoo library
  • Discounts on select seasonal camps, programs and traveling exhibits

$40 per year

Add a Copilot for $30

 

Individuals who upgrade to a Family level membership or higher will receive ASTC and NARM benefits!

To purchase a membership, click the button below (please use a browser other than Internet Explorer as it is being phased out by Microsoft and is not supported).

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Family

Two Adults + All Children 18 Under

Benefits include:

  • Unlimited access to all permanent rides and attractions for a year
  • Invitations to members-only and VIP events
  • 10% discount in Fly Buy Museum Store
  • Checkout privileges at the Air Zoo library
  • Discounts on select seasonal camps, programs and traveling exhibits

$100 per year

Add a Copilot for $30

To purchase a membership, click the button below (please use a browser other than Internet Explorer as it is being phased out by Microsoft and is not supported).

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Grandparent

Two Adults + All Grandchildren 18 Under

Benefits include:

  • Unlimited access to all permanent rides and attractions for a year
  • Invitations to members-only and VIP events
  • 10% discount in Fly Buy Museum Store
  • Checkout privileges at the Air Zoo library
  • Discounts on select seasonal camps, programs and traveling exhibits

$120 per year

Add a Copilot for $30

To purchase a membership, click the button below (please use a browser other than Internet Explorer as it is being phased out by Microsoft and is not supported).

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Flying Tiger

Premium membership benefits. Choose between a Family or Grandparent level.

Benefits include:

  • Two (2) Copilot Passes
  • ASTC and NARM membership benefits giving you FREE or reduced admission to over 1200 museums and science centers worldwide!
  • Unlimited access to all permanent rides and attractions for a year
  • Air Zoo annual etched glass representing a different plane from the collection each year
  • Exclusive Legacy of Flight Series DVDs at inception, exploring ten aircraft in the Air Zoo s collection and beyond
  • Exclusive Kitty Hawk flying tiger plush at inception
  • Express invitations to members-only and VIP events
  • 10% discount in Fly Buy Museum Store
  • Checkout privileges at the Air Zoo library
  • Discounts on select seasonal camps, programs and temporary exhibits

$250 per year

Includes (2) Copilot

To purchase a membership, click the button below (please use a browser other than Internet Explorer as it is being phased out by Microsoft and is not supported).

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Individuals who upgrade to a Family level membership or higher will receive ASTC and NARM benefits!

Ambassador

Premium membership benefits. Choose between a Family or Grandparent level.

Benefits include:

  • Two (2) Copilot Passes
  • Six (6) single use passes to introduce additional family, friends, employees or clients to the Air Zoo
  • ASTC and NARM membership benefits giving you FREE or reduced admission to over 1200 museums and science centers worldwide!
  • Unlimited access to all permanent rides and attractions for a year
  • Air Zoo annual etched glass representing a different plane from the collection each year
  • One brick paver in the Air Zoo s recognition plaza at inception
  • Express invitations to and premier seating at members-only and VIP events
  • Private scheduled tour for up to 10 individuals of the Air Zoo and private archives
  • 10% discount in Fly Buy Museum Store
  • Checkout privileges at the Air Zoo library
  • Discounts on select seasonal camps, programs and temporary exhibits

$500 per year

Includes (2) Copilot

To purchase a membership, click the button below (please use a browser other than Internet Explorer as it is being phased out by Microsoft and is not supported).

Purchase MEMBERSHIP Give as a gift

Individuals who upgrade to a Family level membership or higher will receive ASTC and NARM benefits!

For questions, contact Air Zoo Membership Manager, Michael Martin, via email at MMartin@AirZoo.org, or via telephone at 269.350.2807.

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