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.
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.
|Friday, January 15, 2021||Biology|
|Friday, January 22, 2021||Genetics|
|Friday, February 19, 2021||Forensics|
|Friday, February 26, 2021||Physical Science|
|Friday, March 12, 2021||Paleontology|
|Wednesday, March 17, 2021||Dinosaurs|
|Wednesday, March 31, 2021||Chemistry|
|Thursday, April 1, 2021||Teach Me Automation|
|Wednesday, April 7, 2021||Earth Science|
|Friday, April 9, 2021||Red River Gorge with Dr. Danny Faulkner (Stanton, KY)|
|Friday, April 16, 2021||Astronomy|
|Wednesday, April 21, 2021||Botany|
|Friday, May 7, 2021||Zoology|
|Friday, May 14, 2021||Zoology at the Ark (Williamstown, KY)|
|Wednesday, May 19, 2021||Botany at the Ark (Williamstown, KY)|