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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 2020 – May 2021 season of Explore will be covering Year 3 topics.

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

Other Options

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
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Zoology at the Ark (Williamstown, KY)
Friday, October 2, 2020 Botany
Friday, October 9, 2020 Outdoors (England/Idlewild Park, Burlington, KY)
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Zoology

All Explore Days