Looking for something fun to do with the family in the greater Kalamazoo, MI area. We have just the thing to keep you and the kiddos entertained and it’s not your run of the mill activity either. This, this is a zoo for things that fly! The Air Zoo in Portage, a bit south of Kalamazoo, is a multi-sensory zoo that isn’t like anything you’ve ever seen. Simply put, it’s like no place else on Earth!
The Air Zoo features more than 50 rare and historic aircraft, amusement park-style rides, Full-Motion Flight Simulators, RealD 3D/4D Missions Theater, as well as historical exhibits and educational activities. Your admission includes access to all of the Air Zoo’s aircraft, permanent exhibits, rides, 4D theater experience, and full-motion flight simulators.
This place is so great because it covers so many different areas of flight – from military aviation to hot air ballooning to aerospace in a variety of different exhibits. Visitors can get up close to some of the world’s most elite aircraft, including an SR-71B Blackbird Spy Plane, the F-14 Tomcat, best known for its role in Top Gun and a Curtiss P–40N Warhawk made famous by the Flying Tigers.
Through simulators and the Midwest’s first 4D theater, you can get a feel for operating a jet fighter or being in the middle of a WWII bombing mission.
In the Michigan Space Science Center, kids can be exposed to what it’s like to be an astronaut in several interactive exhibits. I remember that one of the highlights of our visit was that there was a small room with a big screen that was patched into a live feed to one of the space missions and you could watch live what was going on in outer space on a real space ship.
For more information, visit AirZoo.com.
Thank you MidwestFamilyTraveler for sharing your experience about the AirZoo.