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Winter & Christmas Break Activities for Kids and Families at the Air Zoo!

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2016-17 Air Zoo Winter Break Family Fun Days!

Get out of the cold and join the fun at the Air Zoo during our Family Fun Days! Experience TONS of hands-on, wintery science thrills including building activities, experiments, crafts, robotics, animal science and more!

WHEN: Every Wednesday through Friday 11am - 3pm during winter break
Only $2 per person with purchase of General Admission, while supplies last!


Upcoming Activities and Dates

Air Zoo Mission Possible day campWednesday, December 21, 2016: Design and Build Challenge

Who can build the tallest tower, the most creative sculpture, or the strongest structure? Students from the Society of Plastics Engineers - WMU Chapter will teach guests about the science of Plastics Engineering. Kids will put their new knowledge to the test by designing sturdy three-dimensional objects. and watch in amazement as a cool keyring medallion customized with their name is printed on the Air Zoo's high-tech 3D printers! There's even more fun to be had when attendees team up to build amazing structures out of HUGE-scale Imagination Playground blocks, giant Lincoln logs, Keva planks, and much more!




Air Zoo Kitchen Science CampThursday, December 22, 2016: Freeze It!

WMU Geology Department students present Ice Age fossils and other earthly wonders while guests experiment with HOT ICE crystals, DRY ICE tornadoes, and learn how to freeze everyday objects using liquid NITROGEN. Try your hand at excavating fossils from the Ice Age, and create snowflake ornaments. Don't miss this super-cool, frozen science extravaganza!







Boys Science AcademyFriday, December 23, 2016: Seasonal Nature Crafts

Make unique memories with your own two hands! Families will create a greenery arrangement, a bird feeder ornament to help our feathered friends, and a wooden craft critter using natural materials! A great way to solve the last minute gift dilemma!






Air Zoo Creative Programmer CampWednesday, December 28, 2016: Rockin Robotics

Using LEGO Mindstorms robots, learn how to program a robot to complete a task. Challenge your friend to a Robot sumo wrestling match, or investigate the evolution of robots with a robot master. Meet FIRST Robotics teams from Mattawan and Gull Lake, who will battle it out and share their latest robot designs! In addition, robot art sculptor Steve Curl and the Stockbridge High School Underwater ROV team will be on hand to show off their incredible creations!







Air Zoo Make Some NoiseThursday, December 29, 2016: Sounds of the Season

Tis the season to enjoy festive carols, musical sounds, and harmonies! Experience the Sounds of the Season with Children's Music Specialist Paul Bauer and visiting Musicians from the Crescendo Academy of Music, and make your own Rudolf jingle bells, popsicle-stick harmonicas, and other instruments while discovering the science behind the sounds!







North Pole Science sled dogsFriday, December 30, 2016: Winter Wildlife

What does it take for animals to survive the winter - even in the Arctic and Antarctic? Get up close and personal with the Michigan Husky Club sled dog team, and explore the survival methods used by polar bears, emperor penguins, and other animals that adapt to winter conditions. Experts from the Kalamazoo Nature Center will also be on hand with some of their amazing animal friends to talk further about winter adaptations.







Air Zoo Mission Possible day campWednesday, January 4, 2017: Design and Build Challenge

Who can build the tallest tower, the most creative sculpture, or the strongest structure? The Michigan Department of Transportation will present fun activities on road design and students from the Society of Plastics Engineers - WMU Chapter will teach guests about the science of Plastics Engineering. Kids will put their new knowledge to the test by designing sturdy three-dimensional objects. and watch in amazement as a cool keyring medallion customized with their name is printed on the Air Zoo's high-tech 3D printers! There's even more fun to be had when attendees team up to build amazing structures out of HUGE-scale Imagination Playground blocks, giant Lincoln logs, Keva planks, and much more!



Air Zoo Kitchen Science CampThursday, January 5, 2017: Freeze It!

WMU Geology Department students present Ice Age fossils and other earthly wonders while WWMT-TV Meteorologist Christina Anthony teaches the ins and outs of wintery weather! Guests will have a blast experiment with HOT ICE crystals, DRY ICE tornadoes, and learn how to freeze everyday objects using liquid NITROGEN. Try your hand at excavating fossils from the Ice Age, and create snowflake ornaments!. Don't miss this super-cool, frozen science extravaganza!






Boys Science AcademyFriday, January 6, 2017: Seasonal Nature Crafts

Celebrate the winter season and come in out of the cold to get crafty with your family! Create a greenery arrangement, a bird feeder ornament to help our feathered friends, and an owl using natural materials. Wildlife experts from MSU s Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, and Charlie Mench and his feathered companions, will be here to interact and amaze you!



The Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Center is one of the United States' premier museums and science education centers. Based in Kalamazoo & Portage Michigan, the Air Zoo offers science camps and classes for children of all ages.

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