Find Award-Winning Aviation in Your Backyard

We love the Air Zoo.

This museum, right in our backyard, offers the perfect getaway for enjoying history, air and spacecraft, rides, and a multi-sensory, STEAM-based experience for the whole family.

It begins the moment you fly through the cloud tunnel.

Kid and adults alike are treated to a world-class, Smithsonian-affiliated aerospace-and-science museum. Sure, the aircraft and artifacts on display are impressive. Add in the interactive displays and learning to inspire all ages.

Did you know? The Air Zoo is the perfect field trip destination. Educators, homeschool and scouting groups can participate in an interactive environment with the opportunity for hands-on learning.

Fly Solo with a Visit to the Air Zoo

You can head to the Air Zoo every day of the week, and still see something new with each visit.

With over 100 air and space artifacts, inspiring interactive exhibits, full-motion flight simulators, and indoor amusement park rides, there is much to imagine, explore, and discover.

Families can’t get enough of the rides and wandering among the airplanes, space exhibits, and memorabilia. It’s hard to not stop and explore each of the science experiments interspersed throughout the museum.

Kids flock to build a gigantic tower at the KEVA Plank stations.

Little kids love to explore in the Imagination Playground. They can build enormous creations with squishy, blue, blocks – often bigger than they are.

Don’t forget to ride the free shuttle to the Flight Discovery Center. Guests watch as historic aircraft are meticulously restored, and ask their questions. Children can climb into cockpits.

The Observation Lounge offers the perfect vantage for viewing airplane arrivals and departures out of the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport.

It’s Double the Fun when Groups Visit the Air Zoo

The Air Zoo offers unique experiences to social and non-profit organizations as well.

Summer camps, interactive themed weeks during Winter and Spring Break, and immersive, hands-on classes for groups make this the perfect place to visit all year round.

Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts love the Air Zoo’s Super Science Saturdays which are designed to help them earn their badges, and complete requirements for their Journeys and Adventure Loops.


School groups love to book field trips to the Air Zoo for its rich and diverse programs into all aspects of science exploration.

Homeschooled kids age 3-14 can take themed STEAM classes with their friends once a month, on a variety of themes such engineering, astronomy, and biology.  Interactive demonstrations, a hands-on science class, and free time in the museum make for a fun-filled educational afternoon.

Dear Air Zoo, Thank you for the best field trip of my life! I had so much fun going on the rides it was so fun! I loved seeing the airplanes and slime science, it was the best.

                – Elizibeth, Student

The Sky’s the Limit at the Air Zoo

The Air Zoo gets better every year. Three new exhibits opened in 2019 and are all included with regular admission: Memories and Milestones, D-Day 75 from Plane and Parachute, and Apo11o.

Families and Groups love the Air Zoo

Members of the Air Zoo benefit from coming to the Air Zoo as often as they want during the year. They also enjoy discounts at local restaurants and stores. Family memberships add access to over 1200 ASTC and NARM institutions more than 90 miles away.

Bring your appetite to the Kitty Hawk cafe offering an extensive array of options where families and groups can have lunch overlooking the Flight Innovation Center.

Whether you visit with family or as part of a group, the Air Zoo has something for everyone.

For group outings, contact an Air Zoo Group & Events member for more information at (269) 350-2848.

6151 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002

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