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
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. Currently, the Explore Days program is in Year 2 of the rotating schedule. The 2020–2021 season of the Explore Days program will be covering Year 3 topics.
You can find answers to common questions on the Explore Days FAQ page.
Students in grades K–5 (ages five and up) can enjoy a special Explore Jr. program on a variety of topics.
Private Explore Days are also available with a reservation. Please refer to the individual Explore Days topic for more information and to register.
|Wednesday, September 2, 2020||Earth Science|
|Wednesday, September 9, 2020||Microscopes|
|Friday, October 2, 2020||Botany|
|Friday, October 9, 2020||Outdoors|
|Wednesday, October 14, 2020||Zoology|