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Support the Air Zoo

The Air Zoo is a nonprofit charitable organization that relies on visitor purchases and monetary donations. The Air Zoo offers several opportunities for contributions. To donate to the Air Zoo, click HERE.

Become a Volunteer

The Air Zoo always needs volunteers! If you would like to volunteer your time, contact us!

For questions related to hours of operation and ticketing, please call (269)382-6555.
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Winter & Christmas Vacation Day Camps for Kids!

Winter Break & Christmas Vacation Air Zoo Science Camps & Classes for Kids in Portage Kalamazoo Michigan

The Air Zoo Winter & Christmas Break Science Day Camps & classes for kids aged PreK-6th grade are the coolest camp activities in West Michigan! Make Christmas Vacation unforgettable this year!

The Air Zoo's amazing Winter Break & Christmas Break science day camps and classes are sure to thrill even the most discerning camper! Chances are, you've already heard of the Air Zoo's amazing Summer Science Programs, and our Winter Vacation camps, classes, and activities offer the same types of exciting, fun, and dynamic, (yet educational) programs. See why the Air Zoo is quickly becoming one of the nation's top aerospace & science education centers!

Grandparents and relatives, Air Zoo Winter Camps make a great gift!

Our professional educators will share the thrill of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM), and aviation with campers through hands-on activities and interactive experiments. Campers will get an in-depth look at the Air Zoo during their free time, including full-motion flight simulators and much more! Air Zoo members will receive 10% off all camps. Financial Aid is available!

Don't miss out, Register Now!
To sign up for a Winter Break Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email
To download a Financial Aid Application, click HERE. Financial Aid applications must be received by December 15th!

Parents Take-a-Break Days (Potty-trained - 16yrs)

Go shopping without your kids! Have lunch without your kids! Or go to work, if you must. Drop-off your kids (ages potty-trained to 16) for a fun day at the Air Zoo while you take your own holiday break. Air Zoo staff will take charge of your kids while they enjoy exhibits, rides, and make holiday crafts and treats. Advanced registration is required.

$10 per hour; 9 am-5 pm; Limit 40 per session

Air Zoo Gifts and GlitterDecember 21

Gifts and Glitter
Make festive holiday decorations and presents for your family and friends while enjoying all the Air Zoo has to offer.

Click here to register. AZ_GG

Air Zoo Make Some NoiseDecember 28

Make Some Noise
Prepare for an exciting New Year with noisemakers, party hats, and face paint.
Count down to a great time at the Air Zoo!

Click here to register. AZ_MN

Winter Break +1 Camps (PreK - K + 1 Adult per Child)

Kids, bring your adult +1 with you to camp and have twice the fun! These camps are for preschool to kindergarten aged children to attend with an adult chaperone.

$25/child (one adult per child gets a free copilot wristband); 9 am - 12 pm; Limit 13 pairs

Blast Off Camp at the Air ZooDecember 22, 9 am - 12 pm

Blast Off
Suit-up for a morning of out-of- this-world fun! Junior space explorers will launch rockets, dress as astronauts, and make space food.

Click here to register. AZ_BO

Santas Workshop camp at Air ZooDecember 23, 9 am - 12 pm

Santa's Toy Workshop
Let Santa's elves help you put together some science-themed toys and decorations to keep or give away. You can even wrap them before you leave.

Click here to register. AZ_ST

Ancient Adventures Camp at the Air Zoo for childrenDecember 29, 9 am - 12 pm

I Dig Dinos
Meet the meat-eaters, play with the plant-eaters, and dig up fun that you will be wild about. Follow us as we track the smallest to largest dinosaurs that roamed our prehistoric planet
Click here to register. AZ_ID

Air Zoo Build It CampDecember 30, 9 am - 12 pm

Build It
This camp is the blueprint for fun! Young architects will explore shapes and patterns while constructing towers, sculptures, pyramids, and other structures.

Click here to register. AZ_BI

Winter Break Day Camps (K - 2nd & 3rd - 5th)

Choose from a variety of science-based day-camp programs that engage and inspire children to learn about the exciting world of
science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). Utilizing fun, exciting, and highly interactive programming, the Air Zoo
guides young minds through creative and inquiry-based experiences that instill a life-long passion for learning.

$50/child; 9 am - 4 pm; K - 2nd grade, Limit 25 & 3rd-5th grade, Limit 25
After 4 pm, adults can purchase a wrist band for half-price to take their children on the rides.
Extended Day is available from 4 pm-5 pm for an additional $10.

Air Zoo Crime Scene CampDecember 22, 9 am - 4 pm

North Pole Mystery
Help! Rudolph has been kidnapped by a jealous reindeer! Who will lead Santa s sleigh now? Join the Air Zoo Bureau of Investigation to examine clues, rescue
Rudolph, and bring the culprit to justice.

K - 2nd Grade: Click here to register. AZ_N1
3rd - 5th Grade: Click here to register. AZ_N2

Air Zoo Santas Workshop CampDecember 23, 9 am - 4 pm

Santa's Toy Workshop
Let Santa's elves help you put together some science-themed toys and decorations to keep or give away. You can even wrap them before you leave.

K - 2nd Grade: Click here to register. AZ_S1
3rd - 5th Grade: Click here to register. AZ_S2

Air Zoo Imagination Station CampDecember 29, 9 am - 4 pm

Imagination Station
Inspired by the PBS show FETCH, this camp is for young inventors and innovators. Use your creativity to design your own pinball game and concoct
potions, among other brain-boggling challenges.

K - 2nd Grade: Click here to register. AZ_I1
3rd - 5th Grade: Click here to register. AZ_I2

Ancient Adventures camp at the Air Zoo for older childrenDecember 30, 9 am - 4 pm

Ancient Adventures
Examine the scientific mysteries of ancient people and creatures in this journey
into archaeology and paleontology.

K - 2nd Grade: Click here to register. AZ_A1
3rd - 5th Grade: Click here to register. AZ_A2

January 2
Cool Chemistry Family Fun Day All Ages
Have some cool fun in our warm building! Families can mix fizzy potions, play with polymers, investigate dry ice, and much more.

$2 per person with purchase of General Admission; 9 am - 5 pm; while supplies last.

The Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Center is one of the United States' premier museums and science education centers. Based in Kalamazoo & Portage Michigan, the Air Zoo offers science camps and classes for children of all ages.

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