Education & Tours

Education & Tours

Airport Tours

The Tour Program is NOW CLOSED – the program will open back up in April of 2023.

Airport tours are available at no charge to schools and aviation specific groups. Our tours provide a close-up look at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and how it operates. We can customize a tour to fit the interest of different groups and grade levels.

  • Tours are available April 1st - October 31st
  • Tours are conducted on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and start between 9:00 and 10:30am and end at 2:00pm depending on the number of locations visited
  • Lunch is not permitted on the secure side of the Airport
  • Tours are available to both adults and children (ages 6 and up)
  • Minimum tour group size is 5 and maximum tour group size is 25 and includes adults / chaperones
  • Advanced reservations of four weeks are required
  • Tours are offered on a first come, first served basis

*Due to the demand of tour request we can only accommodate up to 2 tours per organization per tour season


Request a Tour

Airline, FAA and TSA tours cannot be guaranteed. Please allow 1 hour per tour location.

Just for Fun

Recommended for K-2nd Grade

Tour locations include:

  • ARFF
  • TSA - K-9 Presentation



CLE Adventurers

Recommended for 3rd-5th Grade

Tour locations include:

  • ARFF
  • Airport Operations Tower
  • TSA - K-9 Presentation



Pique My Interest

Recommended for 6th-8th Grade

Tour locations include:

  • ARFF
  • Airport Operations Tower
  • TSA - K-9 Presentation



Airport Careers/Airport 101

Recommended for 9th-12th Grade

Tour locations include:

  • Airport Operations/Airfield Tour
  • Field Maintenance
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Marketing & Air Service
  • TSA - K-9 Presentation
  • Airline Sponsored Aircraft & Hangar




Airport Education

Shadowing at CLE

The Cleveland Airport System offers a myriad of opportunities to learn about Aviation and the daily functions of an airport entail. We offer opportunities for middle and high school students to shadow various professionals within the airport and we also have unpaid part-time shadowing experiences for college students.

If you are interested please complete the application below and someone from our Community Engagement Department will be in touch with you. Please submit application four weeks in advance of preferred start date. All high school and college need to attach a cover letter and resume with the application.

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Middle School Shadow Experience


High School Shadow Experience


College Shadow Experience