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Air Zoo

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Address: 6151 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002-3003
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+1 269-382-6555
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

With 100+ rare and unique air & spacecraft, amazing interactive...

With 100+ rare and unique air & spacecraft, amazing interactive exhibits, "hands-on" science experiences, indoor amusement park rides, full-motion flight simulators, a 4D theater, and much, much more, the Air Zoo in Portage, MI is your one-stop spot for educational family fun! Voted the #1 Museum in Michigan by American Towns Media and the "Best of Michigan" website, and also as the "Best Place to Spend the Day With Your Family" and "Best Place to Take Out of Towners", the Air Zoo is standing by to entertain and educate, and truly has something for everyone!

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Wonderful for all family members

We are airplane people and this was the place to go. Extremely impressive. Great layout that is easy to navigate. Lots of planes without having to walk your feet off. In fact... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Barbara K
Vandalia, Ohio
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Vandalia, Ohio
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37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We are airplane people and this was the place to go. Extremely impressive. Great layout that is easy to navigate. Lots of planes without having to walk your feet off. In fact, every exhibit had places to sit and take a load off if you need it. Several rides inside for kids, lots of interactive things for kids. Videos. Wonderful... More 

Thank Barbara K
Lansing, Michigan
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45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum with wonderful exhibits. Two movies - very worth the time. Lots of great volunteers who are very knowledgeable and helpful. Several cute indoor rides for kids. Early aviation to WW2 and modern day aircrafts and space exploration is all covered. This is a must see for all ages.

Thank Qzsue2016
Elyria, Ohio
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112 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Very well-maintained with knowledgeable staff. Be sure to go over to the restoration center at the East Campus.

Thank Patricia B
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Good combination of a museum and amusement park. Has rides for young children and adults. Also is a museum scattered with interesting aircraft and other stuff for kids to learn.

Thank Timo Y
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The Air Zoo is an amazing place full of history. We have gone several times as a family and had a great time with each visit. This trip was an overnight trip for the Girl Scouts. All of the girls had a great time. Our group included all ages from brownies to teens. They kept the girls busy with all... More 

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Reviewed 12 April 2017

We always have a great time here! Our son is 10 and loves it! I love how they have evolved over the years

Thank Molessia R
Battle Creek, Michigan
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28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I always have trouble finding fun activities for my kids because there is an 8 year age gap...but both my kids really enjoyed the Air Zoo!! For $15 per person there are hands on activities, 2-D & 3-D rides, informative movies and more! If you are an airplane/WWII buff or just a kid at heart, you will enjoy this stop.... More 

Thank magicmom71
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8 reviews
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I took our 5 year old grandson to the Air Zoo not sure if he would enjoy it or not. Long line that moved quickly with employees showing us on a map the exhibits and what our grandson Lucas might enjoy. Everyone at the Air Zoo was very friendly and helpful. Made the experience that much more... More 

Thank Rick H
Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This museum houses a fine assortment of quality aircraft restorations, dating back to the early days of flight up to active military jets. One room is dedicated to WWII aircraft and a display focusing on Guadalcanal (not sure how that exactly fits into the aircraft theme, but it was still a quality educational display) while another room focuses on the... More 

Thank Kurt B
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Bought the year round pass-well worth it. Fun and informative attraction. This place is a must visit for tourists.

Thank Ethan M

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