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Air Zoo Fandom is a Family Affair

  Eric Dougal’s family loves the Air Zoo. The planes, rides, exhibits, programs and people all make this place special to Eric, his wife, Kelly, and their 3 young sons. Ten years ago, Eric and Kelly moved to Michigan from where they grew up in southern Wisconsin. They quickly discovered all the amazing things the Kalamazoo area offers. One of the first places they discovered was the Air Zoo.   Over the past 10 years they’ve spent countless hours at the Air Zoo with thei... Read More
Posted by Euan Simpson at Friday, Mar 10, 2023

Creating Community in 2021

A letter from Troy - Eight years ago, as I embarked on a new career at an aviation museum in Kalamazoo, Michigan, one of the first people I had the chance to get to know was Pete Parish. It was from Pete that I learned about the dream that inspired the Air Zoo and the vision our founders had for using the Air Zoo to strengthen our community for future generations. Nearly a year after Pete’s death, it is still hard to think about the Air Zoo without him. Pete was one of the most inte... Read More
Posted by Nikki Statler at Friday, Jul 9, 2021


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