Explore Astronomy

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Pricing & Registration
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. (Psalm 19:1)

Explore Astronomy provides a glimpse into the handiwork of God through engaging presentations, hands-on labs, and unique experiences. Learn about the heavens under the guidance of Prof. Danny Faulkner.

Open to students ages 11 to 18 years of age.

Explore Astronomy is a 3-hour program from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Explore Days program is on a four-year rotating schedule. Each Explore Day includes a minimum of three hands-on, interactive sessions. The yearly topics are provided in the schedule below.

Please keep in mind that some of our activities are contingent upon weather.

Availability is limited, so sign up today!

Pricing & Registration

  • $29.99/student (museum general admission is not required or included)
  • Includes all scheduled events and parking fee.

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

Please contact us for more information or if you would like to schedule an exclusive Explore day for your group.


Four-Year Rotating Schedule

  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Session 1 Lunar Phases Lunar Eclipse & the Spherical Earth Kepler’s Law: 1st Law of Planetary Motion Meteor Shower
Session 2 Solar System Scale Model with Observatory Tour Optical Lenses Kepler’s Law: 3rd Law of Planetary Motion Galaxy Classification
Session 3 Live Planetarium Program Live Planetarium Program Live Planetarium Program Live Planetarium Program

The Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 seasons of Explore will be covering Year 3 topics.