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2018 Air Zoo Science Camps and Classes for Kids Aged PreK - 12th Grade

2018 Air Zoo Summer Day Camps

The Air Zoo offers the coolest science-based summer camps and classes in Southwest Michigan! Financial Aid and Extended Camp Day (4pm - 5pm) are available!


This summer, give your kids a summer camp experience they'll remember for the rest of their lives! (They'll learn a lot too, but we don't have to tell them that :) ). The Air Zoo Summer Science Camps are the coolest camp offerings in West Michigan, and are sure to thrill even the most discerning camper! The camps are listed below by age group (grade camper is entering in the fall) in order of date. See why the Air Zoo is quickly becoming one of the nation's top aerospace & science education centers! Air Zoo Summer Camps make a great gift!

Our professional educators will share the thrill of science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics (STEAM), and aerospace science with campers through TONS of hands-on activities and interactive experiments. Campers will get an in-depth look at the Air Zoo, including the 4D theater, full-motion flight simulators and much more! Because some portions of the camp will take place outdoors, campers need to dress appropriately for the weather.

Air Zoo members receive 10% off all camps.

Financial Aid and Scholarship funds are available! If applying for Financial Aid/Scholarships, please submit your application prior to registering for camp. Click HERE to download an application.

General Information:

  • Each registered camper will be provided with full-day access to all rides and permanent exhibits for each day of camp. Campers also receive fantastic take-home items and an exclusive Air Zoo T-Shirt.
  • Registrations are due no later than two days prior to the camp start date. Later registrations may be accepted based on availability.
  • Any camp cancellations must be confirmed a minimum of two weeks prior to your camper's start date for a full refund. Contact the Air Zoo's Events Department for more information at 269.350.2848.
  • Extra half day of rides, museum exploration, and games for half-day campers in K " 12th grade camps. 9:00 - 1:00 @ $30/day, or 12:00 - 4:00 @ $35/day.
  • Extended camp day from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm is available for full-day campers. $10/day.
  • Lunch from the Kitty Hawk Cafe may be purchased by full-day campers at registration. $6/day for hot dog, grilled cheese, mini corn dogs, or peanut butter and jelly Uncrustables lunch.
  • The Air Zoo recommends that campers bring a water bottle and afternoon snack (if applicable).

For questions or more information, contact the Air Zoo's Events Department via at events@airzoo.org, or 269.350.2848.


Air Zoo Summer Camps for Kids PreK - 12th

Camp descriptions below are grouped by grade level (grade camper is entering in the fall) and date.

K - 2nd Grade Summer Camps

Cool Science Spring Break Camp at the Air ZooScience Wizards

August 20 - 24
9 am - 12 pm
It's not magic, it's science! Discover the science behind shrinking potions, disappearing marbles, lightning bolts, and so much more! This entertaining program concludes with a spectacular Air Zoo magic show!
Limit 24
$110

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3rd - 4th Grade Summer Camps

Treasure Boxes Spring Break Camp at the Air ZooAdventure Quest

August 13 - 17
9 am - 4 pm
Calling all adventure lovers! Magical journeys await as you embark into the world of courageous knights, swashbuckling pirates, and bold treasure hunters. Practice real archaeology with WMU s Anthropology Department, role-play your favorite characters, explore hidden cities, and traverse the exciting ropes course at Airway Fun Center!
Limit 24
$195

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Air Zoo Imagination Station CampMission Possible! Mission Possible: Create your own camp!

Excite your inner scientist by creating your own camp experience! Register for all five days of Mission Possible to get a discounted price. Invite a friend for twice the fun!
August 27 - 31
9 am - 4 pm
Limit 24 per day
$45/day, or receive a discounted rate of $195 when you sign your camper up for all five sessions!



Monday: Materials Science - Why do some materials work better for building airplanes, spaceships, and houses than others? Explore various scientific possibilities, and then test your own theories while experimenting with polymers, metals, ceramics, and composite materials using electricity, heat, and light energy.

Tuesday: Candy Chemistry - What makes Pop Rocks "pop" and sodas "fizz"? Experiment with floating chocolate bars, growing gummy bears, and exploding soda geysers in this sweet camp full of delicious fun.

Wednesday: Good Vibrations - Let's make some noise at the Air Zoo! We will create some beautiful music together while we investigate the science of sound. Experience the vibrations that cause sound waves with tuning forks, rubber bands, thunder tubes, and more. Practice your pitch, volume, and rhythm with musical water glasses, drums, and Boomwhackers. Then put what you ve learned to great effect by replacing some of the sound effects in a musical movie.

Thursday:North Pole Mystery...in August! - Help! Rudolph has been kidnapped by a jealous reindeer! Who will lead Santa's sleigh at Christmas time? Join the Air Zoo Bureau of Investigation to examine clues, rescue Rudolph, and bring the culprit to justice.

Friday: Design and Destroy - Try your hand at design and architecture and create your own awe-inspiring structures. Explore the science of shape as you plan and build hurricane towers able to withstand wind and rain. Are you up to the challenge?


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5th - 6th Grade Summer Camps


Ancient Adventures camp at the Air Zoo for older childrenMythbusters

August 20 - 24
9 am - 4 pm
Could Archimedes really have set fire to a Roman fleet of ships using only mirrors and sunlight? Do you actually stay drier if you walk rather than run through the rain? Become a Mythbuster as you blow apart urban legends and popular beliefs. Use science and technology to test out your choice of myths and decide: are they plausible or BUSTED?
Limit 24
$195

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Air Zoo Advanced Lego Robotics CampAdvanced Lego Robotics (5th - 8th Grades)

August 20 - 24
1 pm - 5 pm
Introductory Lego Robotics experience required. Work with teammates to complete challenges in this Advanced Lego Robotics camp based on the FIRST Lego League. This camp focuses on more sophisticated programming and complex problem-solving. Invite your family to the final showdown on Friday afternoon! Note: Campers do not get to keep the Lego robot.
Limit 16
$130

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7th - 8th Grade Summer Camps



Air Zoo North Pole MysteryCrime Scene Investigation 101

August 13 - 17
9 am - 12 pm
Investigate crime scenes, examine fingerprints, and use microscopes to analyze trace evidence like hairs and fibers to solve a crime at the Air Zoo! Use authentic police techniques and learn from experts in the forensics field. Detectives in training will also create their own crime scenes for peers to solve.
Limit 24
$110

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Air Zoo Creative Programmer CampCreative Programmer

August 13 - 17
1 pm - 4 pm
Get your creative juices flowing in this camp for computer enthusiasts! You will use a variety of free programs to write your own computer games, produce animated storybooks, and fabricate and print 3D designs. Bring a USB flash drive to save your creations for continuation at home and sharing with family and friends!
Limit 16
$110

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Air Zoo Advanced Lego Robotics CampAdvanced Lego Robotics (5th - 8th Grades)

August 20 - 24
1 pm - 5 pm
Introductory Lego Robotics experience required. Work with teammates to complete challenges in this Advanced Lego Robotics camp based on the FIRST Lego League. This camp focuses on more sophisticated programming and complex problem-solving. Invite your family to the final showdown on Friday afternoon! Note: Campers do not get to keep the Lego robot.
Limit 16
$130

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