Plan Your Visit | Air Zoo - Kalamazoo, MI
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Excitement, adventure, entertainment & discovery.

The Air Zoo is a world-class, Smithsonian-affiliated aerospace and science museum with over 100 rare and unique aircraft and spacecraft, inspiring interactive exhibits, full-motion flight simulators, indoor amusement park rides and hands-on, science-based camps and classes.

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Admission Options

Guest ADmission
Air Zoo Members FREE
Adults $15.95
Seniors 60+  $12.95
Children age 5-18  $14.95
Children age 0-4 FREE
US Military & Veteran Discount 50% OFF
Police & Fire Discount 50% OFF
Group Discount 20% OFF*

Admission can be purchased in advance or upon arrival. *Group discounts require advance booking. Please contact the Air Zoo's Events Dept. via email at, or via phone at 269.350.2848 to arrange.

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Please note the following policies:

Food:  Outside food is not allowed at the Flight Innovation Center (FIC); drinks are permitted. The Kitty Hawk Cafe is available for meal, beverage and snack purchases.
Outside food can be enjoyed in the Observation Lounge of the Flight Discovery Center (FDC) or at the picnic pavilion.
Flight Innovation Center food exception: sack lunches for field trips.

Service animals: Service animals are welcome at the Air Zoo. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 2010 Regulations define a service animal as any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability.  Other species of animals, trained or untrained, are not service animals for the purposes of this definition.  

Please call if you have questions or concerns! 269.382.6555

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We have two exciting centers on our campus that are open 360+ days a year and easily accessible by shuttle or 5-minute walk.

Address: 6151 Portage Road in Portage, MI

The Air Zoo is located at 6151 Portage Road in Portage, MI, halfway between Detroit and Chicago. We're off I-94 (exit 78), just south of the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport.

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Two exciting and unique centers

The Air Zoo provides two exciting and unique centers on our campus for our visitors to explore and discover aviation, engineering, science, technology, math and art. Both centers are included in general admission, are open 360+ days a year, and are easily accessible via complimentary shuttle or a 5-minute walk.

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Flight Innovation Center at the Air Zoo

Flight Innovation Center

Address: 6151 Portage Rd. Portage MI 49002
Monday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: noon - 5pm

Discovery Center at the Air Zoo

Flight Discovery Center

Address: 3101 E. Milham Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49002
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday - Saturday: 11am - 5pm
Sunday: noon - 5pm

You have options!

We always strive to provide our guests with the full Air Zoo experience when they visit. Both centers have free parking for convenience. We have also implemented a complimentary electric shuttle service that travels between centers in 30-minute intervals. Enjoy the outdoors? Our centers are just a 5-minute walk apart!

The Air Zoo is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. While the Flight Discovery Center (Milham Rd.) and the Kitty Hawk Cafe are closed on Christmas Eve the Flight Innovation Center will be open until 3pm. Please check our calendar before your visit to make certain there are no special alterations to that day’s operating hours.


Group Visits Education Camps

Private plane fly ins

The Air Zoo gladly welcomes fly-ins!

The Air Zoo gladly welcomes fly-ins to its Flight Discovery Center, located just off the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO) grounds. If you are unfamiliar with this facility, ask the AZO air traffic control tower and they will direct you where to go.

Once you arrive, please check in at the ticket counter. From there, an Air Zoo volunteer or employee will direct you to the Air Zoo's Flight Innovation Center. (It is about a five-minute walk or quick shuttle ride from the Flight Discovery Center.)

Adjusted hours of operation today!

October 24, 2019
10:30 AM - 01:00 PM

Ice Cream Challenge

October 26, 2019
10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Tiger Cub Super Science Saturday

November 2, 2019
09:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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Area Accommodations

The Kalamazoo area is a vibrant community conveniently located between Detroit and Chicago. Check out things to do and see in the area, as well as places to eat and convenient overnight accommodations.

Membership has its privileges!

Air Zoo members enjoy an array of benefits, from VIP access to exhibits and events to Air Zoo and local partner discounts. Discover all the exciting reasons you should become an Air Zoo member too!

Birthday Parties

You can have the coolest birthday party of the year at the Air Zoo. With great food, fun rides and cool aircraft, this will be one birthday you won't ever forget. Learn more and contact the Air Zoo Events department here!  

Conference/Event Facilities

Looking for a unique venue for your upcoming wedding or corporate event? The Air Zoo offers a unique setting and professional services to make your event easy on you and memorable for all of your guests. Click here for more information or to contact an Air Zoo Events Coordinator!

Facility Map

View a detailed map of the Air Zoo’s Flight Innovation Center and Flight Discovery Center and plan your trip today!

Group Tours

The Air Zoo offers customizable group tours. Learn how to book one for your group with one of our Guest Experience Professionals today! Contact an event coordinator at 269.350.2848 or today!

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