The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum are now open daily! Note that dining, theaters, and other offerings have been enhanced to help you stay healthy.
What to know before you visit
From hands-on workshops to engaging presentations from our speakers, the Creation Museum offers a variety of events that are sure to enhance your visit. We recently introduced our newest workshop series to our guests—Forensic Investigations!
If you are interested in learning more about the intricacies of God’s design through forensics, you won’t want to miss these family-friendly workshops. Learn more about the different topics that are covered in our Forensic Investigations series!
The first workshop that we rolled out in this series was Identifiably You: Forensic Fingerprint Basics. In this workshop, you will investigate the intricacies of fingerprints and what sets you apart from everyone else. Also learn what makes humans unique from animals, such as apes and koalas, and examine your own fingerprint patterns with a magnifying glass.
Did you know that you can find fingerprint patterns on fish, plants, and flying creatures? In God’s Fingerprint Design: Minutiae in Nature, you’ll be introduced to common types of minutiae patterns, learn how to properly identify them, and practice your knowledge through a hands-on activity.
When we think of flies, we often look for the fly swatter, but they actually play an important role in crime scene investigation. Shoo Fly, Don’t Bother Me: Forensic Entomology provides you with an overview of insect anatomy, life cycle, and brief history of forensic entomology. You will also learn the science behind the use of insects in forensic investigation through simulated case studies and evidence.
When you join us for Hair, There, Everywhere: Forensic Hair Analysis, you will examine human, camel, zorse, dog, cat, and alpaca hair to determine the important variations in the forensic hair samples. It is fascinating how God created structural differences between different kinds of hair. Will you be able to correctly identify the unknown crime scene hair sample correctly?
Be sure to keep an eye on our Explore page for our special Explore: Forensics workshop coming to the Creation Museum January 19, 2018. This full-day workshop involves hands-on forensics experiences and is a great way to introduce your student, home school, co-op, or school group to the real science of forensics.
If you are interested in attending any of our forensic workshops, be sure to check the events calendar to see what will be available during your visit to the Creation Museum. Share your favorite pictures from our workshops on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and you might see your photo featured in a future blog!