First Flight Field Trip

The Anaheim Ducks are proud to present the 2019 First Flight Field Trip at Honda Center

Honda Center is home to the Anaheim Ducks, and on February 28, 2019, it will become the home of the First Flight Field Trip. Join more than 16,000 students and teachers for this free STE(A)M inspired event inside 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!

Educational Theme and Focus

This year, "Build a Better Puck" will get your students thinking about the engineering process by taking a closer look at an ice hockey puck. 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 engineer an improved puck for hockey players, like the Ducks, using cutting-edge technology.

Tickets and Workbooks

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 28, 2019

Playground (8AM - 10:45AM)
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 (11:00AM - 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!

Who should attend?

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 for grades 3 to 6.


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.