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This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner, Patricia!

Experience Wild Weather Inside the Air Zoo

As transplants to Kalamazoo, our family was unfamiliar with the Air Zoo. However, it wasn’t long after our first visit that we purchased a membership and this museum easily became a family favorite. My kids love the rides and the exhibits, and I love watching their interests in engineering, robotics and other sciences grow.  A win-win for everyone.

Have you ever wondered how strong a tornado’s winds are? Or how big hailstones can grow? Inside the Air Zoo, families can experience weather’s most fascinating phenomena.

Play meteorologist for the day: immerse yourself in cutting-edge weather technology and investigate the stories of scientists, forecasters, and passionate weather enthusiasts through fun, interactive exhibits. Create a mini tornado, dance up a storm, and witness the virtual destruction of a town from an F5 tornado.

Flight Simulators, Rides, and Plenty of Planes

Ride a flight simulator, take a spin on the Ferris Wheel, or check out the children’s room with mini spaceships. You can also explore hands-on exhibits demonstrating physics and other science disciplines.

As expected, there is no shortage of planes in the Air Zoo. The museum includes more than 50 fixed and rotary wing aircraft: from a replica of the first Wright Flyer to WWII fighters and bombers, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The Air Zoo is also home to spacecraft, rockets, space capsules and missiles.

Two Buildings to Explore

Want to see how aircraft are restored? Don’t forget the second building.

The Wild Weather exhibit is housed within the main campus of the Air Zoo, known as the Flight Innovation Center. However, there is more to see at the Air Zoo: take a short walk (or the new electric shuttle) over to their second building, the Flight Discovery Center and get a behind the scenes look at their work with aircraft.

Enter to WIN

We’re excited to give away a family 4-pack of tickets to the Air Zoo (prize value = $60) to one lucky reader. This family pack includes 2 adult and 2 children’s tickets, valid for admission any day through January 11, 2019. Note: Tickets cannot be combined with other offers and are not valid on holidays.

There are two ways to get entries for a chance to WIN by commenting on THIS article. Facebook comments do not count for entries.

1: For a first entry, leave a comment below telling us your favorite Air Zoo exhibit or ride.

2. Get a second entry by “liking” the Air Zoo Facebook page and leave a separate comment telling us you did so. (Note: Only comments on this article will be counted for this giveaway.)


This giveaway will close on November 20, 2018 at midnight and the winners will be notified via email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond by email accepting the prize. No purchase necessary to enter the contest. Leaving a comment on this blog post is not a requirement of entry. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used to enter the contest and notify winners. Entrants will release Facebook from all liability. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and reside in Michigan. Only one entry per household or IP address. Entrants may also enter the contest by sending an email to win at grkids dot com containing their name, address, phone number and email address along with the words: Family 4 pack tickets to the Air Zoo in the subject line. Grand Rapids Kids’ liability is limited to the value of the prize.

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