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Air Zoo program lets kids explore planets

August 17, 2011

Source: Danielle Nicholl
Job Title: Public Relations & Marketing Manager
Phone: 269.350.2811

KALAMAZOO, Mich.-On Saturday, Aug. 27, Air Zoo visitors will have the chance to learn bout the solar system through hands-on activities at this month's Super Science Saturday: Which Planet Am I?

Each 30-minute presentation (at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.) will feature fun facts about each planet where kids will have to guess which one is being described. They'll also be able to make planets with colored layers and rings out of "planetary play dough."

Super Science Saturdays are held at the Air Zoo once a month and are included in the price of general admission. They are geared for children of all ages (and their parents), but are targeted specifically toward upper elementary and middle school students.

Next Super Science Saturday:
Sept. 24: Magnetism-It's Everywhere!
Kids will learn about magnetism, sunspots, and how planets and stars can have magnetic properties. They'll also have the chance to make their own magnet and play with "magic magnet fluid."

For more information about these and other programs, please call 269.382.6555 or visit

The Air Zoo is a nonprofit organization located at 6151 Portage Rd. in Portage, Mich. It is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and offers a restaurant, gift shop and banquet facilities. Effective June 11, 2011: General admission will cost $8 per person. Unlimited rides and attractions may be purchased with a wristband package (Ultimate Ace-$15, Junior Flyer-$12, Co-Pilot-$8), which includes general admission, or tickets can be purchased individually for rides.

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