Memories & Milestones | Air Zoo Kalamazoo MI

Memories & Milestones

2019 Special Exhibit

Memories & Milestones: 40 Years of the Air Zoo

Sue Parish selling first ticketGuess who’s turning 40?

In 2019, the Air Zoo celebrates four decades of flight and family; people, planes, and programs; spacecraft and science; education and exhibitions! Please join us as we flip through forty years of Air Zoo scrapbooks in our special anniversary exhibition Memories and Milestones. We’re pulling out some Air Zoo firsts, including the first admission tickets and looking back at the early days through an array of vintage photographs.

Explore the story of our co-founders, Sue and Pete Parish, and learn about the first objects that made up our collection—all too big to fit in an archival box! Recall the thrill of our High on Kalamazoo air shows, including the iconic cat flights! We’ll introduce you to the famous faces that have visited us and to the people who’ve made and make the Air Zoo soar. Add your favorite Air Zoo memories to those of our staff, interns, and volunteers and thumb through all sorts of Air Zoo history with our digital scrapbook. Highlights include a look at the growth of our education programs, attractions and exhibitions, restoration efforts, archives, collections, and library. Stories begin in the Flight Innovation Center main hall, and extend throughout our entire site. Come see where we’ve been and what we’ve got planned as we head toward the big five-oh!

This exhibit will be on display all year and is included with admission!


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