Overnights

Overnight Camp & Group Options

Our Overnight Stays are designed to give your group an after-hours experience like no other! Grab your sleeping bag and land under the SR-71B Blackbird because you're in for an overnight adventure! Choose from space- or aviation-themed overnight programs!

Our Overnights can include:

  • Exciting "hands on" activities and classes
  • A glider (aviation theme) or a model rocket (space theme) for each person
  • A scavenger hunt
  • A tour of the museum
  • Free time to explore the museum prior to the Overnight -or- after the Overnight
  • A variety of dinner choices
  • Snacks
  • A variety of breakfast choices

The Overnight Stay programs are fun for any group, but can also meet a number of requirements for both the Scouts BSA Aviation or Space Exploration merit badges, the Girl Scout Detectives Badge or Cub Scout Astronomy Badge. Our overnight programs also meet certain elective requirements for Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts (leaders are responsible for recording applicable accomplishments).

Student Overnights can also be adapted to work with your curriculum.

 

K-5th Graders

Super Sleuths - Do you have what it takes to investigate a crime scene and figure out “who dunnit?” Put all of your senses and scientific skills to the test in finding clues, examining fingerprints and “blood” splatter, and breaking secret codes to solve a puzzling crime.
 

Reach for the Stars - Visit the moon, the solar system, and the galaxy in our STARLAB planetarium and (weather permitting) in the Air Zoo’s backyard. Learn how a telescope works to view distant objects, identify seasonal constellations, and create and name your own constellation.
 

Rocketry - Gain a working knowledge of physical forces and Newton’s Laws of Motion through racing the force of gravity, creating real-life action/reaction scenarios, and building and launching (weather permitting) your own model rockets.
 

Take Flight - Explore the science and history of aviation during this exciting hands-on experience. Young aviators experiment with the four forces of flight and learn about the dynamics of airplane flight while building take-home gliders.
 

6th-12th Graders

Space Exploration - Explore the history and careers in space exploration and gain a working knowledge of physical forces and Newton’s Laws of Motion through racing the force of gravity. Create real-life action/reaction scenarios and build and launch (weather permitting) reusable model rockets. This Overnight meets all of the requirements for the BSA Scouts Space Exploration Merit Badge (badge not provided by the Air Zoo).
 

Aviation - Explore history and careers in aviation, experiment with the four forces of flight, and learn about the dynamics of airplane flight while building take-home gliders. This Overnight meets all of the requirements for the BSA Scouts Aviation Merit Badge (badge not provided by the Air Zoo).
 

Special Programs

Civil Air Patrol Overnight
Model Rocketry Badge

CAP’s Model Rocketry program is an achievement program for cadets interested in the science, technology, and flight of model rockets. Cadets will be introduced to the hobby and science of model rocketry. Rocket construction begins with simple alternative-power models and progressively challenges cadets to construct more advanced models in three stages. Cadets who complete this Overnight will be certified to receive the Cadet Model Rocketry Badge (badge not provided by the Air Zoo).


American Heritage Girls Overnight
Aviation Badge

Tenderhearts and Explorers spread their wings as they work together to earn their Aviation Badges in one fun and educational Overnight! Girls will learn how airplanes fly by demonstrating Bernoulli’s Principle, make and test several flying contraptions, and tour the cockpit of an airplane to see real flight instrumentation up close! AHG badges are not provided, but each girl receives an Air Zoo fun patch.
 

Contact our Events Staff for info & registration: (269) 350-2848 or Events@AirZoo.org


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