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Air Zoo program lets kids explore birds

October 17, 2011

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

KALAMAZOO, Mich.-On Saturday, Oct. 22, Air Zoo visitors will have the chance to learn all about birds and how they fly at this month's Super Science Saturday: Natural Flyers.

Each 30-minute presentation (at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.) will feature fun facts about these high-flying creatures. Kids will have a chance to visit with a menagerie of birds and learn how their feathers are used for different types of flight, along with how humans observe birds to better learn about flight. They'll also be able to create their very own "bird kite" to take home.

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.

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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