Field Trips and Homeschool Days

Field Trips are back!

Airway Science for Kids offers aviation and STEM focused field trips. Bring your class for a fun, unique and informative field trips that complement you lesson plans!

“Our students had so much fun at the Education Center. It was a great experience for them! You and your staff do a great job; we can’t thank you enough!” – Traci B., teacher

“Loved our homeschooling field trip at the Pearson Field Education Center the other day. The facilitators were very knowledgeable and the volunteer crew were helpful, funny, and insightful. The kids got to make crafts, climb inside of old planes, and even fly a simulator. Amazing time. Thank you so much.” – Vanessa W., Parent

Located on Pearson Field, one of the oldest operating airports in the United States, students have an opportunity to get up close and personal with aviation during their field trip to Pearson Field Education Center.

Learn about Aviation, Space, Drones, or Robotics during your trip to PFEC or ATC. Our educators and yours will create activities! Our Field Trips begin with a group lesson that answers the question, “How do airplanes fly?” Afterward, students explore and learn more about the science and history of flight with a tour of our facilities, a chance to fly simulators, play Kerbal, and more!

This two-hour field trip is for groups of 12-48 students and can be scheduled from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Space and an additional 30 minutes are available for students to stay for lunch, but note that Airway Science does not provide lunch.

Each field trip is $5.00 per student. Teachers and chaperones are free of charge.

Note: Groups under 12 students are accepted but will be charged the minimum student rate.

Title I schools are eligible for reduced-cost admission.

Field trips at the ATC in Portland, OR are recommended for 5th grade and up.

Field trips at PFEC in Vancouver, WA  are recommended for preschool and up.

Interested? Email

Join us for Homeschool days!

Join Airway Science for a monthly half-day program series that delves into engaging STEAM topics. Each month, instructors facilitate students’ exploration of topics through lessons and hands-on activities. Taking place at our Aerospace Training Center (ATC) in Portland and the Education Center on Pearson Field (PFEC) in Vancouver. Homeschool Days are designed to encourage curiosity and spark conversations long after students head home.

9:00am – 1:00pm

Grades: 5th-12th or ages 11-18


  • March 10th, 2023 at the ATC

  • March 24th, 2023 at PFEC

Astrobiology – Could humans really live on Mars? Why is Venus so similar, but so different from Earth? Join Airway Science in March to investigate these questions and learn more about the geology and the environments of our closest planetary neighbors.


  • April 7th, 2023 at the ATC

  • April 21st, 2023 at PFEC

The Space Race – Sputnik launched into orbit on October 4, 1957 and changed human history forever! Two global superpowers became locked in an epic race to the Moon. Join Airway Science in April as we try to determine who actually won the space race and how that still shapes space exploration today.


  • May 5th, 2023 at the ATC

  • May 19th, 2023 at PFEC

Weird Science – Explore the weird and wonderful world of Science with Airway Science in May. Get messy with hands-on experiments and be prepared, things are going to get weird!