Get a free pass to fun destinations

Photo courtesy The Air Zoo
Photo courtesy The Air Zoo

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOTV) Five Southwest Michigan organizations are teaming up to give you the chance to visit as much as you want in one month. The Southwest Michigan Cultural Exchange gives members free admission during the month of May to The Air Zoo, Binder Park Zoo, Gilmore Car Museum, Kalamazoo Nature Center, and Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. From May 1 through May 31, guests can get free general admission at all five locations when they show their membership card.

Here’s what’s happening at participating organizations in May:

The Air Zoo
Experience more than 60 rare aircraft and spacecraft, interactive exhibits, indoor amusement park rides, a 4D theater, and full-motion flight simulators. Mid-May marks the premiere of the Air Zoo’s new exhibit, “Tigers: Tracking a Legend,” where guests can experience life through a tiger’s eyes and learn about the connections between aerospace science and conservation.

Binder Park Zoo
View dozens of animal species, feed the giraffes, ride a tram to Wild Africa or the Binda Conservation Carousel, shop in the Safari Gift Shop and enjoy wonderful food in Beulah’s restaurant.

Gilmore Car Museum
View more than 300 extraordinary cars and motorcycles from all eras, a 1930s service station, historic barns, a functioning 1941 diner, and car dealerships from a bygone era.

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
View artwork from four exhibitions: the High School Area Show, the West Michigan Area Show, Cultural Encounters: India, Burma and Tibet: Photographs by Larry K. Snider and Inside Steinway: Photographs by Christopher Payne.

Kalamazoo Nature Center
Explore more than 1,100 acres of wooded and rolling countryside, and participate in activities such as Birding with the Stars, Yoga in the Glen Vista, Wildflowers after Work, and Hands-on Gardening.

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