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 ESV)

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 six-hour program from 1:00 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 four 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

  • $34.99/student (museum general admission is not required or included)
  • Includes all scheduled events, lunch, 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 a private Explore day for your group.


  • There are currently no scheduled dates.

Four-Year Rotating Schedule

  Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4
Year 1 Lunar Phases Declination & Ascension Solar System Scale Model with Observatory Tour Astronomy Live
Year 2 Lunar Eclipse & the Spherical Earth Optical Lenses Focal Length and Telescopes Astronomy Live
Year 3 Kepler’s Law: 1st Law of Planetary Motion Kepler’s Law: 3rd Law of Planetary Motion Density & the Composition of Planets Astronomy Live
Year 4 Meteor Shower Galaxy Classification Hertz Sprung-Russell Diagram Astronomy Live

The Spring 2023 season of Explore will be covering Year 1 topics. The Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 seasons of Explore will be covering Year 2 topics.