Scope It Out!

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The Creation Museum is excited to present the “Scope It Out!” series on the function and use of microscopes.

There are currently two classes being offered, Microscope 101: An Introduction to Microscopy, and Microscope Junior*.

Dr. Menton with microscopes
“Scope It Out!” is taught by Dr. David Menton, a popular speaker at the Creation Museum. With his years of experience teaching medical students and his great sense of humor, Dr. Menton brings expertise and fun to this fascinating subject.

Microscope 101: An Introduction to Microscopy: This class will teach the parts of a microscope and their function. After learning the components of the scope, you will learn how to properly illuminate your subject. We’ll show you how to do a wet mount, an important technique that will enable you to expand your study of the microscopic world. Most importantly, you will learn how to focus and use your microscope for the best possible view of your tiny targets. Then you will spend time examining the miniscule sphere of God’s Creation.

If you own a microscope, please feel free to bring it with you so that you can learn how to better use your own scope in addition to the scopes that we will be using in class.

Tickets are $15.95 per participant. (Ticket prices do not include tax). One free observer’s ticket is available per participant. Observers will sit in the back of the classroom (not adjacent to the microscopes).

Microscope: Junior: Now, budding scientists as young as 8 years old* can experience an exciting look into the microscopic world. Join us as we spend some time learning how to use a microscope. Then the real fun begins as we begin to take a closer look at the world around us. Zoom in on an insect wing, a feather, or the living organisms in pond water, and discover the amazing complexity in God’s creation. Kids, you don’t want to miss Microscope: Junior!

*Microscope: Junior is open to those 8-13. Participating children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who will work with them at the scope.

Tickets are $15.95 per participant. (Ticket prices do not include tax). One free assistant’s ticket is available per participant. Assistants will sit at the scopes and aid their child.

To register or check availability, please call Reservations at 800-721-2298 or purchase tickets online. Please note that tickets are nonrefundable on the day of the event.

For more information about this program, or if you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

Special “Scope It Out!” Classes

Would your scout troop, homeschool co-op group, science class etc, like to participate in a Scope It Out! class but can’t make it to a regularly scheduled event? Special programs are available with advance notice (subject to availability). We can accommodate groups of 10-20 participants. Please see this pdf to learn about payment, cancellation, and rescheduling policies for this event.

Contact coordinator Denise Jackson for availability via email at [email protected] or leave a voicemail at 1-888-582-4253 ext 373. A $50 deposit is required upon booking (must be booked at least one month in advance).

Price: $15.95 (does not include 6% Kentucky sales tax)
Group size: minimum 10 participants, maximum 20 participants