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Explore Days are a one-day program full of exploratory science learning from a biblical worldview. Every program is designed to enhance a student’s understanding of the topic through hands-on application, visual presentations, and critical thinking. Students in grades 6–12 (ages 11 and up) will gain a deep appreciation of the content while enjoying the interactive lab components and professional speakers.

The Explore Days program is on a four-year rotating schedule. Each season of Explore Days operates between the months of September and May. During a season, the science programs provided in the fall will be identical to the programs offered in the spring. Many Explore Days sell out and this allows for multiple opportunities for students to attend the programs. The September 2021 – May 2022 season of Explore will be covering Year 4 topics.

You can find answers to common questions on the Explore Days FAQ page.

Other Options

For those unable to attend during the regular season, check out Explore Summer Camps.

Students in grades K–5 (ages five and up) can enjoy a special Explore Jr. program on a variety of topics.

Find more Explore Days and Explore Jr. programs at the Ark Encounter.

Private Explore Days are also available with a reservation. Please refer to the individual Explore Days topic for more information and to register.

Explore Day Dates

Date Topic
Friday, September 3, 2021 Explore Zoology
Friday, September 17, 2021 Explore Earth Science
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 Botany at the Ark (Williamstown, KY)
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 Zoology at the Ark (Williamstown, KY)
Saturday, October 2, 2021 Explore Fossil Hunt (Waynesville, OH)
Friday, October 8, 2021 Explore Botany
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Dinosaurs at the Ark (Williamstown, KY)
Friday, October 15, 2021 Explore the Outdoors (Central Park, Union, KY)
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Explore Arch Encounters with Dr. Danny Faulkner (Stanton, KY)
Friday, October 22, 2021 Explore Astronomy
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 Explore Forensics
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 Explore Paleontology
Friday, November 12, 2021 Explore Dinosaurs

All Explore Days