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Includes access to all of the Air Zoo's aircraft, permanent exhibits, rides, 4D theater experience, and full-motion flight simulators.

Air Zoo Members = FREE
Adults $15.50
Seniors 60+ yrs = $12.50
Children 5-18 yrs $14.50
Children 0-4 yrs = FREE
Military/Veteran Discount = 50%
Police & Fire Discount = 50%
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Tigers: Tracking a Legend - Visitors engage their senses of sight, sound, touch, and smell as they track a mother tiger and her two cubs through a collection of multi-sensory exhibits that highlight the physiology, behavior, and daily lives of these amazing animals.

Air Zoo Members = $3.00
Adults/Seniors = $6.00
Children 5-18 yrs $6.00
Children 0-4 yrs = FREE


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Air Zoo Education Programs for Students Grades PreK - 12th



Air Zoo Education Programs - Inspire Your PreK - 12th Grade Students!

The Air Zoo s world-class, MDE-certified education team focuses on creating affordable and interactive educational programs that not only fulfill multiple educational standards, but also stimulate and engage each student, inspiring learners to continue their personal exploration of science long after the program s conclusion.

All Air Zoo education programs are developed by certified Michigan teachers who utilize a unique approach of combining dynamic lesson plans and hands-on activities with once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Designed to fulfill Common Core requirements, including Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), the Air Zoo s programs strive to encourage a student s innate curiosity while instilling the fundamental scientific, technological, engineering, artistic, and mathematical (STEAM) tools needed for success in today s world.

The Air Zoo's education team can also bring these amazing programs to your community. Our educators can travel to your location and conduct the same interactive, fun, and engaging programs normally offered on-site at the Air Zoo. This option is a fun and exciting way to supplement current lessons, or can be used as a reward to motivate students toward an important goal.

With financial assistance available through the Air Zoo s Science Inspiration Scholarship Fund, the world of STEAM education is now accessible to more children, regardless of socioeconomic status.

Students are sure to have an unforgettable experience with the Air Zoo s educational programs!


Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Grants are available!

The Air Zoo has funding options that may allow your class to attend a program at the Air Zoo, or host an Air Zoo educational outreach at your own educational space, for FREE! To apply, download a scholarship application by clicking HERE. For more information or to book your group Air Zoo experience, contact the Air Zoo's Event Sales team at 269.350.2848 or events@airzoo.org.

The Air Zoo Science Inspiration Fund is made possible in part by the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, Dorothy U. Dalton Foundation, and the Battle Creek Community Foundation, the Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation, and generous support from corporations and individuals. Combined Irving S. Gilmore Dorothy U. Dalton & Battle
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For questions and additional program info, please contact our Education Team at education@airzoo.org.

To schedule a program, please contact our Event Staff at 269.350.2848, or via email at events@airzoo.org

All classes and programming are listed below. To view an online version of the Air Zoo's new, full-color Education Program Guide click the image at the top of the page.

Location Options

Experience the Air Zoo's education programs at our location at 6151 Portage Rd, Portage, MI, or our Education Team can come directly to you! To book an educational program, or for questions, contact our Event Staff at 269.350.2848, or via email at events@airzoo.org for details.

Program Catalog

Programs are listed below chronologically by age group (PreK- 5th grade, 6th-8th grade, 9th-12th grade). All program descriptions contain the applicable Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations and Next Generation Science Standards.


PreK-5th Grade Science Education Programming


Kids build their own model rocketsFantastic Flying! PreK - K

Discover how people learned to fly by studying birds and experimenting with kites, gliders, and planes! Young aviators explore the forces of flight, compare the shapes and structures of a bird s body with an airplane s, and learn about basic aircraft construction while making their own take-home flying machines. This highly-interactive program provides students with a strong, introductory knowledge of aviation principles and inspires them to learn more!
$4* - 45 minutes
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
K-PS2-1, K-PS2-2, K-ETS1-2



Ocean Kids PreK - K

Students "dive" into the ocean using realistic puppets, ocean-themed music, and dramatic play to experience the diversity of animal species below the waves. Fish, sharks, sea turtles, dolphins, rays, and more will come to life in this wild ocean environment. Young oceanographers will take home their own unique octopus puppet.
$4* - 45 minutes
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
LS1.C, K-LS1-1, K-ESS2-2, K-ESS3-1



Cool Science Spring Break Camp at the Air ZooWeather Explorers PreK - K

Children encounter air pressure at work with a large, puppet version of the Cat in the Hat , and explore the question, What is weather, and why is it important to us? Kids learn about and utilize the vocabulary of weather, view instruments used to measure our changing atmosphere, and create tools to measure wind direction in this wacky weather workshop.
$4* - 45 minutes
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
K-PS3-1, PS3.B, K-ESS2-1, K-ESS3-2, ESS2.D









Young Air Zoo visitors wearing astronaut suits Astronauts K - 2nd Grade

Astronauts are living in space! Join us for an astronaut challenge as students learn about the special tools and equipment used aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Young explorers end the class by designing their own space suits to take home!
$4* - 45 minutes
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
K-LS1-1, 1-LS1-1, 2-PS1-3, K-2-ETS1-1, ETS1.A






High Flying Fun! K - 2nd Grade

Discover how people learned to fly by studying birds and experimenting with kites, gliders, and planes! After comparing the shapes and functions of a bird s body with an airplane, young aviators make their own take-home flying machines. This highly-interactive program provides students with a strong, introductory knowledge of aviation principles and inspires them to learn more!
$4* - 45 minutes
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
K-PS2-1, K-PS2-2, K-2-ETS1-1


Ocean Odyssey K - 2nd Grade

Examine marine aquatic ecosystems, including coral reefs and the deep sea, and learn about the inhabitants that call them home . Using realistic marine puppets, children visualize and experience the biodiversity and adaptations of these unique ocean animals. Ocean-themed music will get the kids moving as they conclude the class with an oceanic craft project.
$4* - 45 minutes
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
LS1.C, LS2.A, LS2.D, LS4.C, K-LS1-1, K-ESS3-1, K-PS3-1, 2-LS4-1



Innovation Station Spring Break Camp at the Air ZooPrimary STEAM Engineering Challenge K - 2nd Grade

Jump into the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff and design and build a bridge to protect the Goats from the Troll. Using the engineering design process, young engineers will work in teams to test and then re-engineer their creations.
$4* - 45 minutes
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
K-PS2-1, K-PS2-2, K-2-ETS1-1, K-2-ETS1-2, K-2-ETS1-3


Magnet Busters! 1st - 2nd Grade

Explore the wonders of working with magnets while applying the Law of Magnetism to specific problem-solving activities. Students experiment with natural magnets, man-made magnets, electromagnets, and a magnetic sensor to investigate and collect data on what types of materials a magnetic field will pass through.
$4* - 1 hour 45 Minutes
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
K-2-ETS1-3, 1-LS1-1, 3-PS2-1, 3-PS2-2, 3-PS2-3, 3-PS2-4


Milky Way 1st - 3rd Grade

The solar system is brought down to Earth as students view the planets in our new portable STARLAB planetarium! Young astronomers act out the movements of the sun, moon, and Earth to describe the patterns of night and day in this out-of-this-world program.
$4* - 45 minutes
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
ESS1.B, 1-ESS1-1, 1-ESS1-2, 3-PS2-2



Slime Science Camp at the Air Zoo Joss with SlimeSlime Science 1st - 3rd Grade

Experience chemical changes by creating a variety of slime substances in the lab. This messy program teaches measuring, using proper lab practices while adhering to the scientific method, and exploring the properties of matter.
$4* - 1 hour
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
PS1.A, 2-PS1-2, K-2-ETS1-3, 3-5-ETS1-3




Storm Chasers 3rd Grade

Young meteorologists make weather observations, use weather map skills, and operate weather instruments while learning the science behind our changing atmosphere. Students study natural hazards like tornadoes and floods by interacting with a dry ice tornado and a 5-foot stream table model.
$4* - 1 hour
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
ESS2.D, 3-ESS2-1, 3-ESS3-1, 3-PS2-2



Air Zoo Science Day Camp Class kids using a stream table west michigan kalamazoo portageDynamic Earth 2nd - 4th Grade

Children reveal Michigan history by digging out fossils and learn to interpret map data in this hands-on class. Observe simulated glacial movements that recreate the formation of the Great Lakes. Alter the landscape in our 5-foot stream table model to prevent water erosion and flooding!
$4* - 1 hour
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
2-ESS1-1, 2-ESS2-1, 2-ESS2-2, 2-ESS2-3 MI, 3-LS4-1, 4-ESS1-1 MI, 4-ESS2-2, ESS2.A, ESS2.C, LS4.A



All Hands On Deck! 3rd - 5th Grade

Officers and enlisted personnel...Welcome to your first mission briefing and hands-on training aboard the CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk Aircraft Carrier. As the Cold War continues, your service is required to deliver American warplanes and pilots directly to the frontlines in the Pacific. Be part of the action as the two major superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, face off. Catapult the F-14 Tomcat and the F-8 Crusader safely off the deck of the USS Kitty Hawk into battle.
$4* - 1 hour
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
3-E1.0.3, 4-P3.1.3, P3.1


Getting Into Grasshoppers 3rd - 5th Grade

Grasshoppers have organ systems that function very much like those of humans. Budding biologists will dissect grasshoppers to examine the external and internal organs that support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
$6* - 1 hour
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
3-LS4-2, 4-LS1-1, LS1.A




Technology Teacher with Electronics student in ClassroomHot Wired! 3rd - 5th Grade

Students learn the fundamentals of electricity while constructing multiple open and closed circuits, building electromagnets, and relaying messages on a real telegraph! This exploratory course is designed to give students an understanding of how electricity and energy are transferred to devices used in daily life.
$4* - 1 hour
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
PS2.B, 3-PS2-3, 4-PS3-2, 4-PS3-4, 3-5-ETS1-3



Intermediate STEAM Engineering Challenge 3rd - 5th Grade

After learning what it takes to build a strong structure in our new Imagination Playground, future engineers will work in teams to design, build, test, and redesign a hurricane tower able to withstand wind and rain. Are you up to the challenge?
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
3-PS2-1, 3-5-ETS1-1, 3-5-ETS1-2, 3-5-ETS1-3


Life in Space 3rd - 5th Grade

Students discover the social and physiological challenges posed by extended stays in space, and see the systems used to sustain life aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Given a Commander, Engineer, or Mission Specialist role, young astronauts work as a team to complete a challenge that simulates the conditions experienced during a spacewalk. They also learn about current scientific experiments taking place in space and discuss their potential benefits.
$4* - 1 hour
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
ESS2.E, ESS3.A, LS1.C, 3-5-ETS1-1, 4-PS3-4, 5-ESS3-1


Young Aviators 3rd - 5th Grade

Students explore the science and history of flight during this exciting hands-on experience! Young Aviators experiment with the four forces of flight and learn how to manipulate airplane control surfaces to make their own take-home gliders soar!
$4* - 1 hour
Fulfills the Following Requirements: 3-5-ETS1-3, 4-PS3-4, S-PS2-1


Blast Into Space 4th - 5th Grade

Aspiring astrophysicists investigate the forces placed on an astronaut during a space mission and explore ways of increasing a rocket s kinetic energy using Newton s Third Law of Motion! Students learn the science involved in a real mission to Mars and discover how difficult it is to drive a rover on the Red Planet!
$4* - 1 hour
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
3-5-ETS1-3, 4-PS3-2, 5-PS2-1



Junior Imagineers 4th - 5th Grade

Young engineers demonstrate their knowledge of work, energy, and forces while exploring the history and power of simple machines during this hands-on STEAM workshop. After designing and building their own siege machines and participating in a castle wars activity, students return home excited about science and engineering!
$4* - 1 hour
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
3-5-ETS1-1, 3-5-ETS1-3


Lightning Volt! 4th - 5th Grade

Students discover the fantastic world of static electricity while creating voltage between different objects and transferring electrical energy from one object to another! Activities include experimentation with a Wimshurst electrostatic machine, the world s first battery, and the hair-raising 325,000-volt Van de Graaff generator.
$4* - 1 hour
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
PS3.B, 4-PS3-2, 4-PS3-4


Rockin' Roller Coasters 4th - 5th Grade

Young physicists learn how speed, mass, g-force, and potential energy affect the design of the most popular thrill rides on the planet! Students use engineering principles to cooperatively build and test their own large-scale roller coasters in this popular class experience!
$4* - 1 hour
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
4-PS3-4, 5-PS2-1, 3-5-ETS1-2, 3-5-ETS1-3


Seeing Stars 4th - 5th Grade
Look out to the universe to investigate the Sun and stars in our new portable STARLAB planetarium! Check out the view from above to observe the patterns of the day and night skies before gravity pulls you back down to Earth.
$4* - 1 hour
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
5-PS2-1, 5-ESS1-1, 5-ESS1-2


Kids experiencing slime science at Air Zoo Spring Break Summer and Winter Camps in KalamazooSlime Works 4th - 5th Grade

Students investigate the science of polymers while exploring the properties of matter in common household materials. Through testing a variety of slime substances in a lab setting, future chemists learn how different combinations of chemicals can result in oozing oobleck, gooey gak, and squirmy slime. Young scientists develop proper lab practices while adhering to the scientific method.
$4* - 1 hour
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
5-PS1-3, 5-PS1-4, 3-5-ETS1-3


The Eyes Have It 4th - 5th Grade

How does light move through the parts of the eye and get processed by the brain? Investigate the sense of sight in this cow eye dissection class that will make you see the light!
$6* - 1 hour
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
4-LS1-1, LS1.A, 4-LS1-2



Blast into Space Camp Air Zoo Aviation & Science Museum in Kalamazoo MIThis IS Rocket Science! 4th - 5th Grade

Young aerospace engineers participate in a static test launch of a model rocket, collect data, and make observations of how rockets work! Students gain a working knowledge of physical forces and Newton s Laws of Motion through racing the force of gravity, investigating the exchange of thermal energy, creating real-life action/reaction scenarios, and building and launching their own model rockets (weather permitting). Students take home a reusable model rocket.
$8* - 2 hours
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
4-PS3-4, PS3.D, 5-PS2-1, PS2.B

6th-8th Grade Science Education Programming


Air Zoo Science Camps - Students launching trebuchet to learn about PhysicsAdvanced STEAM Engineering Challenge 6th -8th Grade

Budding engineers expand their knowledge of mechanical advantage, energy, and work while exploring the history and influence of machines in this exciting, hands-on STEAM workshop! After designing and building a compound machine and participating in an innovative engineering challenge, students are sure to go home excited about science and engineering!
$4* - 1 hour
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
MS-PS2-1, MS-PS2-2, MS-PS3-5, MS-ETS1-2, MS-ETS1-3, MS-ETS1-4





All Hands On Deck! 6th - 8th Grade

Officers and enlisted personnel...Welcome to your first mission briefing and hands-on training aboard the CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk Aircraft Carrier. As the Cold War continues, your service is required to deliver American warplanes and pilots directly to the frontlines in the Pacific. Be part of the action as the two major superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, face off. Catapult the F-14 Tomcat and the F-8 Crusader safely off the deck of the USS Kitty Hawk into battle.
$4* - 1 hour
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
6-C.4.3.1, 7-C3.6.2, 8-P4.2.2



Aviation Design 6th - 8th Grade

What does it take to design a new aircraft? Aspiring aerospace engineers examine this engineering challenge through studying the four forces of flight, exploring angle of attack, and piloting the Air Zoo s unique full-motion flight simulators! Students explore aircraft design and aerodynamic principles while building and testing their own wing prototypes in the Air Zoo s wind tunnel!
$6* - 2 hours
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
MS-ETS1-2, MS-ETS1-3, MS-ETS1-4


A View From Orbit 6th - 8th Grade

Let the planets and stars come to you in our new portable STARLAB planetarium! Students will examine the reasons for the seasons, moon phases, and eclipses while watching the Sun-Earth-Moon system come to life.
$4* - 1 hour
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
MS-ESS1-1, MS-ESS1-2, MS-ESS1-3



Air Zoo Aernautical Engineering Camp and ClassFlight School Science! 6th - 8th Grade

Students explore the science and history of flight during this hands-on experience! Participants design and build FPG-9 gliders and experiment with the four forces of flight, control surfaces, and Bernoulli s Principle.
$4* - 1 hour
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
PS2.A, MS-PS2-2, MS-PS2-4, MS-ETS1-2







Getting Into Grasshoppers 6th - 8th Grade

Grasshoppers have organ systems that function very much like those of humans. Budding biologists will dissect grasshoppers to examine the external and internal organs that support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
$6* - 1 hour
Fulfills the Following Requirements: MS-LS1-3, LS1.A



High Voltage 6th - 8th Grade

Students learn the fundamentals of electricity while constructing multiple open and closed circuits, generating electric currents using magnets, and building real electric motors! This exploratory course is designed to give students an understanding of electricity and how energy is transferred to devices used in daily life.
$4* - 1 hour
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
MS-PS2-3, MS-PS2-5



Air Zoo Science Camps - Students building rollercoasters to learn about PhysicsKinetic Coasters 6th - 8th Grade

Young physicists learn how acceleration, the Law of Conservation of Energy, and potential and kinetic energy affect the design of the most popular thrill rides on the planet! Students use engineering principles to cooperatively build and test their own roller coasters.
$4* - 1 hour
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
MS-PS3-1, MS-PS3-5, MS-ETS1-2, MS-ETS1-3, MS-ETS1-4


Mission to Space 7th - 8th Grade
Investigate how aerospace engineers use rockets and space planes to tackle the challenges of reaching space in the 21st century! Students apply their knowledge of Newton s Laws of Motion while working within time and budget constraints to design successful space vehicles.
$4* - 1 hour
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
MS-PS2-1, MS-PS2-2, MS-PS3-5, MS-ESS1-3


CSI Camp & Class Air Zoo  Museum in Kalamazoo MI

Mystery at the Museum 6th - 8th Grade
A "crime" has been committed at the Air Zoo! Young forensic investigators will learn about real-world Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) protocols and will identify a suspect using clues found throughout the Air Zoo.
$4* - 1 hour
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
ETS1.B, RST.6-8.9


The Forces are With You! 6th - 8th Grade

Young scientists utilize engaging models to demonstrate the power of physics and learn about Newton s Laws of Motion. Basic physics principles come to life as students manipulate variables during hovercraft testing, and construct catapults to test the formula: Force = Mass x Acceleration.
$4* - 1 hour
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
MS-PS2-1, MS-PS2-2, MS-PS3-2, MS-ETS1-2, PS3.A, PS3.B, PS3.C


This IS Rocket Science! 6th - 8th Grade
Young aerospace engineers participate in a static test launch of a model rocket, collect data, and make observations of how rockets work! Students gain a working knowledge of physical forces and Newton s Laws of Motion through racing the force of gravity, investigating the exchange of thermal energy, creating real-life action/reaction scenarios, and building and launching their own model rockets (weather permitting). Students take home a reusable model rocket.
$8* - 2 hours
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
MS-PS2-1, MS-PS2-2, MS-PS3-4


9th-12th Grade Science Education Programming


Aeronautical Engineering 9th - 12th Grade
What does it take to design a new aircraft? Aspiring aeronautical engineers examine this real-world engineering challenge and study Bernoulli s Principle of air pressure, lift-to-drag ratios, and flight controls. Students explore aircraft design and aerodynamic principles, build and test wing prototypes in the Air Zoo s wind tunnel, and put their flying skills to the test in the Air Zoo s full-motion flight simulators.
$6* - 2 hours
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
HS-PS2-1, HS-PS2-2, HS-PS3-3, ETS1.C, HS-ETS1-2


Crime Scene Investigation 101 9th - 12th
A "crime" has been committed at the Air Zoo! The focus of this innovative and unique class involves solving an Air Zoo mystery utilizing real-world Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) protocols. Young sleuths lift and identify finger prints, analyze trace evidence with microscopes, and synthesize evidence from the crime scene to identify a suspect. Student Crime Scene Investigators work cooperatively to determine the guilty party while discovering CSI careers, real crime scene procedures, and evidence collection and preservation techniques.
$6* - 2 hours
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
WHST-9-12.7, HSN-Q.A.3, RST.9-10.9, RST.11-12.9


Living History of WWII 9th - 12th Grade
Students gain a uniquely personal perspective of the war that changed the world by participating in several realistic role-playing challenges. Students decide whether to enlist in the armed forces, or wait to possibly be drafted, and explore the consequence of their decisions. In addition to experiencing life in various combat zones, students examine how participation in World War II altered the roles of various minority groups living in the United States.
$6* - 2 hours
Fulfills the Following Requirements:
K1.4, K1.6, K1.9, P2.2, P2.4, P2.5, USHG 7.2.3

Science On The Go! Onsite programming at your location.

The Air Zoo understands that the planning and logistics of field trips can be daunting. "Science On the Go!" programs bring our Education team directly to your students, performing the same amazing 45 " 60 minute educational programs in your classroom! This great alternative to an off-site field trip provides a unique way to supplement current lessons, and/or reward students. Most of the Air Zoo s education programs are available as Science on the Go experiences, including, but not limited to:
*Rockin Roller Coasters *Junior Imagineers *Blast Into Space *High Flying Fun *Hot Wired *Young Aviators

$200 for the first class (up to 32 students).
$100 for each consecutive class of up to 32 students - additional supply fees apply for some classes.
A travel fee of $0.50 per mile will apply for programs between 10 - 60 mile radius.
Programs outside of a 60-mile range will be quoted a travel fee.

Science Floor Shows

Live, interactive, and highly educational, the Air Zoo s science floor shows are 30-minute interactive programs designed for larger audiences, and include high-energy audience participation and science demonstrations.

All About Air
Air is all around us and is essential to life, but what do we really know about air? Explore the properties of air and experiment with air pressure in this interactive demonstration that will take your breath away.

Subzero Science
What is colder than the coldest place on Earth? Liquid nitrogen! Investigate states of matter as we see liquid boil at room temperature and rubber become as brittle as glass. Freeze things, smash stuff, and pick up lots of cool science along the way!

Super Science of Superheroes and Super Villains
Wouldn't you like to be able to climb walls like Spider-man? Or maybe you would rather learn the attractive secrets of a super villain like Magneto. With your superpowers, you will make objects disappear like the Invisible Woman and create the perfect Storm to blow away the villains.

$250 for the first show; $125 for each consecutive show.
A travel fee of $0.50 per mile will apply for programs between 10 - 60 mile radius.
Programs outside of a 60-mile range will be quoted a travel fee.

Science on Stage

Get more "bang" for your buck with this large scale, 60-minute demonstration for extra-large audiences.

Fizz, Boom, Soar!
Get blown away by erupting liquids, a booming cannon, and soaring machines in this ultra-high-energy demonstration of physics, chemistry, and flight science that will get everyone out of their seats!

Sports Science: Train for the Games!

What do athletes have to do to train for baseball, swimming, volleyball, archery, or any other sport? Investigate the science behind hand-eye coordination, center of gravity and balance, lung capacity, and much more. Continue your training under extreme conditions by experiencing the effects of weightlessness as you practice for future sports in space!
$400 for the first show; $200 for each consecutive show.

A travel fee of $0.50 per mile will apply for programs between 10 - 60 mile radius.
Programs outside of a 60-mile range will be quoted a travel fee.

Educational Tours - Let your students be a part of living history!

Victory through Air Power
Explore the role of aviation in determining the outcome of World War II. This tour introduces participants to the theories, technologies, and tactics employed by the United States Navy and Army Air Forces that led to ultimate victory, and gives an overview of the processes used for training American military pilots and Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) volunteers.
$2* - 1 hour

Reaching for the Galaxy
Visitors explore how science has advanced from the age of Sir Isaac Newton to today s modern space travel. Investigate how the invention of the rocket has been used in both war and peace, experience the thrills of historic space programs, and explore life on the International Space Station (ISS).
$2* - 1 hour

Aerospace through the Ages
Travel through time as you explore the history, innovation, and creativity of aviation technology, ranging from the Wright Flyer to the powerful SR-71 Blackbird!
$2* - 1 hour

Working Renovation of American Aircraft
Explore the restoration projects currently underway inside the Air Zoo s Restoration Center with an expert Air Zoo guide. The Air Zoo has been selected by the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation to oversee restoration of two historic World War II era aircraft recovered from the bottom of Lake Michigan after over 65 years: a Wildcat fighter and a rare SBD Dauntless dive bomber. Take a fascinating look back while gaining insight into historic aviation preservation.
$2* - 1 hour


Book an Education Program Today!

For more information or to book your visit, please contact our Group and Event Coordinators at 269.350.2848, or via email at events@airzoo.org.

Please note that some Air Zoo rides and attractions have height and weight restrictions.

*Pricing for programs listed above is in addition to $8.00 admission per student, which gives them access to all exhibits and rides. To book an educational program, or for questions, contact our Event Staff at 269.350.2848, or via email at events@airzoo.org for details.


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