Field Trips


Attention Teachers! Pearson Field Education Center offers aviation and STEM focused field trips from kindergarten to 12th grade school groups. Bring your class for a fun, unique and informative field trip!

“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

“This is more fun than recess!” – Max, age 10

“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. This tour begins with a group lesson that answers the question “How do airplanes fly?” Afterwards, students explore and learn more about the science and history of flight by taking a tour of the hangar, experimenting with the flight controls in a historic aircraft, completing a STEM lesson about the science of flight and fly an aircraft on the flight simulators. This field trip complements Next Generation Science Standards’ force and motion units.

This two-hour long field trip is for groups of 12-48 students and can be scheduled from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm or 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm. Space is available for students to stay for lunch.

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

Thank you to iQ Credit Union for their generous donation to the PFEC Field Trip Scholarship fund! This grant allows Title I students to participate and experience STEM education at Pearson Field Education Center at no cost.

Educator Preview

The Pearson Field Education Center invites K-12 teachers, principals and home school educators who have not yet visited our facilities to experience the educational value of a field trip to our unique museum located on Pearson Field. The free Educator Preview can be scheduled on weekday afternoons from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Educators are free to walk the facilities, fly in our flight lab, visit the education classroom and meet some of our Educators to gather information about Pearson Field Education Center’s field trip programs for the coming school year.  For more information contact:

New field trips will not be scheduled until Spring 2022.  Thank you for your understanding.