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Air Zoo launches Homeschool Discovery Days

October 30, 2012

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

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Air Zoo is launching new 2012-2013 Homeschool Discovery Days, which are interactive programs designed specifically for homeschooled children ages 5-12.

Homeschool Discovery Days are held once a month throughout the school year. Each multi-disciplinary program has an emphasis on activities related to aviation and space. Students will explore these subjects through fun and fascinating hands-on activities. Upcoming Homeschool Discovery Days include:

Nov. 6, 2012: Marbles, It's a Game of Science!
10-11:30 a.m.
For kindergarten-2nd graders

The concept of motion and the laws that govern it are introduced in a creative and fun hands-on approach. Kids will learn about inertia, matter and molecules in this timeless game.

Nov. 6, 2012: The Phenomenon of Sound
1-2 p.m.
For 3-6th graders

Children will investigate the science of sound as a form of energy that travels in waves and different mediums. Lab stations will allow a variety of sound waves to be observed and students will record personal findings.

Each session costs $20 per child and includes an Ultimate Ace wristband package to experience the Air Zoo and all of its rides and attractions. SkySpace Kids Club and supporting members will receive 10 percent off. Students must preregister by calling 269.350.2848.

For more information, including a complete list of 2012-2013 Homeschool Discovery Days, 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. General admission is $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. Children who are 4 years old or younger are free.

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