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Honda Center is home to the Anaheim Ducks, and on February 17, 2015, it will become the home of the First Flight Field Trip. Join more than 15,000 students and teachers for this free one-day event as we explore the math and science of hockey in Southern California's largest classroom. Unlike traditional field trip destinations, the First Flight Field Trip will educate students within a highly exciting and entertaining atmosphere. It will combine learning from hands-on exhibits and displays, workbook activities, and best of all, students will be taught live and in-person by hockey’s experts -- the Anaheim Ducks players and coaches! Make this national award-winning program your next field trip destination this year. We guarantee it will be the most memorable field trip for your students!


The First Flight Field Trip presents a new and engaging theme every year for students. This year, weíre placing all our focus on the hockey puck. Why did we choose this small object as the subject of our field trip? Itís the biggest thing in hockey! Although the puck is often overshadowed by the size of hockey players and the large piece of ice it sits on, itís essential for playing this fast and exciting sport. Where would this sport be without this black rubber disc or how would the game change if it was a cube? The First Flight Field Trip will pose these questions and discuss all aspects of the puck including its weight, shape, material, and size. Students will explore this information along with their knowledge of math and science to try to design an improved puck for hockey players like the Anaheim Ducks.†Discover, discuss, and design with the Ducks at the 2015 First Flight Field Trip at Honda Center.


There is no cost to attend the First Flight Field Trip. It is FREE! Tickets and workbooks are included in your registration and are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. These items will be sent to schools one month prior to the event. Each person attending the event will be assigned a seat location and all students will receive an official First Flight Field Trip workbook.


The First Flight Field Trip consists of The Classroom and Playground portions of the event. All parts of the program are located at Honda Center.

Honda Center
2695 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806
February 17, 2015

Playground (8AM - 10:30AM)
The "Playground" is the First Flight Field Trip's exhibition area located outside of the arena in the Honda Center parking lot. When it opens at 8:00 AM, students can participate in interactive activities and engage in hands-on exhibits relating to the educational lessons found in the First Flight Field Trip workbook. Schools who opt in for the exhibits area will be placed into a track where they can experience the exhibits at assigned times to avoid long wait times.

Classroom (10:30AM - 12:30PM)
At 10:30 AM, the program moves from the “Playground” to the “Classroom” where students will be met by their First Flight Field Trip teachers, the Anaheim Ducks players and coaches!  As the students are in their seats with their workbooks out, various Ducks players will cover the educational concepts and spend time explaining the answers to the questions found in the workbook lessons. They will also test students by calling on them to participate in various pop quiz segments for great prizes. At the conclusion of the event, the entire Ducks team will compete in an exciting skills showdown for all to enjoy!

First Flight Field Trip has been recognized as an educational event for all ages by the California State Assembly and as a contributor to informal education by the National Science Teachers' Association. The academic principles covered in the workbook and at the event have been designed to meet the state's educational content standards for grades 3 to 6 but is appropriate for students and adults of all ages. We encourage you to bring the entire school for a day of fun and excitement!


The First Flight Field Trip has been recognized as a contributor to informal education by the National Science Teachers' Association for its successful efforts of communicating math and science concepts in a unique but effective way. The academic principles covered in the workbook and at the event have been designed to meet the state's educational content standards for grades 3 to 6. However, the content is applicable and challenging for students and adults of all ages. We encourage you to bring the entire school for a day of fun and excitement!


There is no fee to attend the First Flight Field Trip but all schools are responsible for their own transportation to Honda Center. Please click here for information regarding programs that can assist you to attain financial support for this event or other destinations you might attend this school year.

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  • Please expect a high volume of traffic entering the Honda Center parking lot and arena. We encourage schools to arrive early in order to make the event on time. 
  • Students are encouraged to bring their lunches to the field trip. Please note that concession stands will not be open during this event.
  • Backpacks to carry essential items such as school supplies, First Flight Field Trip workbooks, jackets, or lunches are allowed inside Honda Center on this day.
  • The field trip places an emphasis on education and learning. In the spirit of a classroom environment, students are not permitted to use electronic devices such as cameras during the educational segments of the event.
  • Due to the nature of ice hockey, the temperature inside Honda Center will be between 50°F and 55°F. Please plan on dressing accordingly for this event.