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Air Zoo celebrates Veterans Day with free general admission and open cockpits

November 1, 2012

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

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Air Zoo is honoring those who have served and those who continue to serve our country with a variety of special activities and offers on Veterans Day.

The Air Zoo will offer free general admission to veterans, active military, Guard and Reserve members, and their immediate families* on Nov. 11. Proof of military service is required.

In honor of Veterans Day, the Air Zoo will also feature three open cockpit aircraft-the SPAD VII, North American B-25 Mitchell and North American T-28 Trojan, a walking tour of military aircraft throughout the history of war, and a scavenger hunt for kids. Marc Liebman, author of "BIG MOTHER 40," will also hold a book signing from noon-5 p.m.

For more information about the Air Zoo's Veterans Day celebration, call 269.382.6555 or visit

*An immediate family member is defined as a significant other or those who are 18 or younger living in the same household as the veteran or military member.

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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