Ferris Alumni Association Event Takes Flight at Kalamazoo Air Zoo

Air Zoo (Kalamazoo)The Ferris State University Alumni Association will soar off to the Kalamazoo Air Zoo on Saturday, Aug. 18 for an exclusive tour of the aviation museum.

Alumni and friends of the university are invited to attend. The Air Zoo features more than 50 rare and historic aircraft, amusement park-style rides, full-motion flight simulators, a RealD 3D/4-D Missions Theater and other educational activities. The event includes dinner.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for children 5-12 and $5 for children 4 and younger. Registration begins at 6 p.m. at the Air Zoo, 6151 Portage Road in Portage, Mich. Dinner commences at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by exclusive access to exhibits, rides and attractions from 7:15 to 10 p.m.

“This is a venue that is accommodating to people of all ages,” said Jeremy Mishler, director of the Ferris Alumni Association. “I am looking forward to reconnecting with supportive alumni in their hometown.”

Kalamazoo is home to more than 6,000 Ferris alumni. Mishler said the association is hoping for a successful turnout.

“We look at things we can do for a lot of people to participate. We accommodate as large of a crowd as possible, because we want as many people as possible to come out,” Mishler said. “We don’t want to turn anyone away.”

The Air Zoo was voted “Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners” and the “Best Place to Spend a Day with Your Family” three years in a row, according to the www.AirZoo.org website.

To learn more about the exclusive Ferris Alumni Association event, contact Amy Packard at packarda@ferris.edu or (231) 591-3815.

Last updated: 07-22-2013