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The Air Zoo is a highly charged, multi-sensory atmosphere that goes beyond anything you've ever seen. It's like no place else on Earth!

Voted the "Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners" and "Best Place to Spend a Day with Your Family" three years in a row, 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.

  • Our Mission is to preserve the legacy of flight for present and future generations.
  • Our Vision is to be the number one aviation museum in the world.
  • Our Pledge is to provide the best experience possible to everyone, every time.

Things to Do

The Air Zoo lifts your spirits, expands your awareness and brings the flight experience to life. Excitement, adventure, entertainment and discovery. They are all here for visitors of every age.

  • 3D Space Shuttle Ride
    You're the captain of the shuttle as you blast off to space in this interactive ride.
  • Activities for Kids
    From camps to scouting to other activities, the Air Zoo is a great place for kids to experience the excitement of air and space.
  • Century of Flight Ferris Wheel
    Take a ride in this 26-foot indoor Ferris wheel as you learn about the decades of flight.
  • Corsair Challenge/Mission to Mars
    Choose from two different flight simulations, or experience both!
  • Disc Golf Course
    Fun for kids, adults, families...everyone! Play nine holes of disc golf nestled around the Air Zoo's wooded property with planes taking off just yards away!
  • Flight Opportunities
    Have you ever wanted to learn how to fly a plane? Now you can! Learn more about the Air Zoo's flight opportunities!
  • Flying Circus Bi-Plane Ride
    Kids of all ages will enjoy steering their bi-plane with the wind in your hair.
  • Full-Motion Advanced Flight Trainer
    Experience a professional training simulator that provides the sensation of flying, while you're still on the ground!
  • Full-Motion Flight Simulators
    Strap in and take hold of the controls as you navigate a fighter plane. It's truly a hair-raising experience.
  • Montgolfier Balloon Race
    Fun for all ages, the Montgolfier Balloon Race celebrates the invention of the hot air balloon as you fly through the air on this fun ride.
  • Paratrooper Jump
    Feel the sensation of weightlessness, just like a paratrooper, as you are dropped from a height of two stories.
  • Pilot Ground School
    Take the first step to becoming a pilot with Third Coast Aviation's pilot ground course at the Air Zoo's East Campus!
  • RealD 3D/4D Missions Theater
    Experience two different movies-Fly Me to the Moon or Salute to Heroes®.

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Details and Specs

Hours of Operation:
Mon9:00 AM5:00 PM
Tue9:00 AM5:00 PM
Wed9:00 AM5:00 PM
Thr9:00 AM5:00 PM
Fri9:00 AM5:00 PM
Sat9:00 AM5:00 PM
Sun12:00 PM5:00 PM
Notes: Above Are Main Campus Hours of Operation East Campus Hours of Operation Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday - Sunday: Noon - 5:00 p.m. The Air Zoo is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


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