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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. Beginning in September 2020, 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. Through May 2020, Explore Days are open to students in grades 4–12.

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.

Other Options

For those unable to attend during the regular season, Explore Summer Camps are available in June and July.

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.

Explore Day Dates

Date Topic
Friday, May 15, 2020 Botany
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Earth Science
Friday, May 22, 2020 Paleontology
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Zoology
Friday, May 29, 2020 Astronomy

All Explore Days

Summer Options

Explore Science 5-Day Summer Camp

Join us for a five-day camp where students will explore science through hands-on learning, professional speakers, and interactive experiences with a biblical worldview. Registration now open for June 15–19, 2020, and July 13–17, 2020.

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Explore Forensics 3-Day Camp

Join Dr. Jennifer Hall Rivera (a forensic scientist) and the Creation Museum staff as we explore fingerprints, fingerprint processing, DNA, trace analysis (hair and fibers), impressions (shoe and dental), crime scene recording, document examination, and more—all from a biblical worldview. Registration now open for June 24–26, 2020.

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Teach Me Automation STEM 3-Day Summer Camp

The Creation Museum is excited to host TMA for a three-day camp where students will learn the principles, patterns, and precepts of automation through the lens of God as our Creator and Sustainer. Registration now open for June 22–24, 2020.

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