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Category: Special Event

Inspiration and celebration take on new form at Air Zoo Events this fall!

The team at the Air Zoo is busily preparing for an exciting assortment of inspiring, educational, and in-person events that will take place from September 23 rd through October 17 th .   Discovery Series  Kicking off, not only the fall events calendar, but also a new Speaker Series at the Air Zoo, is Mr. Norman Haynes with his first-person account – Launching NASA across the solar system, one “failure” at a time . Haynes, a Kalamazoo Native, and Kalamazoo... Read More
Posted by Nikki Statler at Wednesday, Sep 15, 2021
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Open Cockpits in September this year!

Open Cockpits at the Air Zoo Typically, February marks and exciting month for the Air Zoo and its community with the annual Open Cockpits event, which allows guests to get up close and personal with some of their most beloved aircraft. Due to the necessary safety precautions that were in place as a result of COVID-19, 2021's Open Cockpit Month was postponed to September!  Visit the Air Zoo each weekend in September (2021)  for your chance to get up close and personal... Read More
Posted by Nikki Statler at Monday, Aug 16, 2021
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Because of Her Story - Live Streaming Event

Join Portage City Mayor, Patricia Randall , as she hosts a special Air Zoo evening with Dorothy Cochrane , Curator for the General Aviation Aeronautics Department for the National Air and Space Museum. We are excited to host this immersive and enlightening, Smithsonian, virtual event. This event is part of a national initiative called Because of Her Story.  We hope you will join us, free of charge, as we dig into the exciting work of Dorothy Cochran, and learn more about... Read More
Posted by Nikki Statler at Monday, Mar 1, 2021
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SR-71 Spy-Posium Event - a HUGE success for all!

Did you make it to the SR-71 SPY-POSIUM? For the first time ever, the Air Zoo opened the SR-71B’s cockpits for public viewing! Visitors got first-hand accounts of what makes the Blackbird tick - straight from the mouths of former SR-71 pilots and crew members.  We learned exciting facts about this one of a kind spyplane that has captured high-resolution images from over 80,000 feet and flown more than three times the speed of sound. Attendees enjoyed engaging panel... Read More
Posted by Nikki Statler at Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019
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Air Zoo announces SR-71 Spy-Posium details and events!

Portage, MI , August 21, 2019 – The Air Zoo is excited to release details surrounding the highly anticipated SR-71 Spy-Posium events being held October 4-6 at the Flight Innovation Center, their Portage Rd. location.  An outline of the weekend’s schedule is now available on line for the public.  Additional details and announcements will be made public as they become available.    SR-71 Spy-Posium | October 4-6 For the first time ever, the Air Zoo... Read More
Posted by Nikki Statler at Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019
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Air Zoo’s Science Innovation Hall of Fame (SIHOF) Awards Honors Students, Educators, Lifetime Achievements - Saturday, April 13

Portage, MI , April 3, 2019 – The Air Zoo is proudly planning their sixth annual Science Innovation Hall of Fame (SIHOF) Awards event, which will take place at the Air Zoo on Saturday, April 13, 2019.  Presented by Western Michigan University, this festive and interactive event recognizes and encourages West Michigan high school students, K-12 level educators, and local organizations and individuals who have innovated and excelled within, or shown exceptional support of,... Read More
Posted by Nikki Statler at Friday, Apr 5, 2019
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