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We always have fun and exciting things to share with you.  Please check back often for exhibit information and openings, event details, special Air Zoo visitors, educationand  program announcements and soooo much more!

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Nikki Statler, Director of Marketing
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Category: New Exhibit

Go West, Mr. Parish

In the late 1940s, Air Zo co-founder Preston “Pete” Parish (1919-2020) averaged 3,000 miles a month en route from San Diego to Vancouver; Spokane to Salt Lake City; Phoenix to Los Angeles—but not by air!  Pete traveled by train, bus, and infrequently by car in a job he particularly enjoyed: Sales. Based out of Los Angeles, Pete found the work a pleasure. “I had a wonderful time,” he said in a 2001 oral history interview. Before relocating to... Read More
Posted by Nikki Statler at Friday, Jul 30, 2021
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Exciting volunteer opportunities for people of all ages at the Air Zoo

As a non-profit, the Air Zoo is supported annually by hundreds of amazing volunteers. Recently, our team has been supported by Zach Zlomek - an aspiring Eagle Scout - who has been working on his Eagle Project. As part of his project, Zach has coordinated over a month of volunteer hours (on 40 hour weeks) to repair, sand, paint and set up 14 new (to us) display cases.  Over the weekend, Zach and his crew of volunteers helped set up 4 of these display cases to include new stories about:... Read More
at Thursday, Oct 15, 2020
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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... Read More
at Friday, Oct 9, 2020
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The Air Zoo – Phased Re-Entry Welcoming Guests, Both In-Person and Virtually

Portage, MI, July 6, 2020 – Following an announcement made mid-June, the Air Zoo reopened its doors to its Members on Monday, June 29 th , kicking off a two-week members-only appreciation period. General admission to the public will resume on Monday, July 13 th at 9am. The Air Zoo Aerospace and Science Center staff and volunteers are excited to be putting months of preparation and planning, outlined in a 32-page document, referred to as the “Air Zoo Re-Entry Plan,” into... Read More
Posted by Nikki Statler at Monday, Jul 6, 2020
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