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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

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, 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)

All Explore Days