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November birthdays

In November, we celebrate the Air Zoo’s birthday (we’re 42 this year!). We also celebrate the people who co-founded this very special place, for they were both born in November, too.  Co-founder Preston S. “Pete” Parish was born on November 10, 1919, while co-founder Suzanne “Sue” Upjohn DeLano Parish was born on November 13, 1922.  We commemorate their birthdays this month and we are privileged to share the gift of their legacies everyday as w... Read More
Posted by Nikki Statler at Thursday, Oct 28, 2021

The Air Zoo: A Storied Past (and Present!)

November 2020 marks the Air Zoo’s 41st birthday. We’re proud of our four decades (plus one year!) of engaging, educating, and entertaining our West Michigan community and beyond. As our Collections and Exhibits teams look back over 41 years, we recognize that the Air Zoo’s story has always been about people: People and their unique stories. Each airplane and spacecraft displayed on our exhibit floor required a dreamer and a designer; engineers and test pilots; mechanics and... Read More
at Friday, Oct 9, 2020

Birthday Bash Re-cap

Our birthday weekend was a success with many families coming in to enjoy our fun family- friendly activities and crafts, put together by our education team, our great Fly Buy giveaways and discounts and our attractions. We also had a nice turn out during our Cake Chat on Monday where we got to hear fun, unique stories from some of our original volunteers and employees, while enjoying delicious cake and goodies. Thank you to Greg Ward, Bill Painter, and Al Vander Veen for sharing you... Read More
Posted by Abby Sample at Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019

City of Portage proclaims official Air Zoo Day

AIR ZOO DAY WHEREAS, the Air Zoo is the centerpiece in Southwest Michigan for stellar educational, cultural and historical relevance and outreach; and  WHEREAS, the Air Zoo engages with nearly 200,000 guests per year, encouraging families from around the world to spend their time and money in local hotels, restaurants, theatres, and businesses; and WHEREAS, the dedication of the Air Zoo to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics centered education helps create the workfor... Read More
Posted by Nikki Statler at Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019


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