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Not Required

Pricing & Registration
All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. (John 1:3, ESV)

Explore Biology takes an in-depth look into the complexity of living things from microscopic to large organisms. God gives life to all things, and students will be inspired as they get hands-on in a variety of activities and dissections.

Open to students in grades 4–12 (ages 9 and up).

Explore Biology is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 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

  • $19.99/person (museum general admission is not required or included)
  • Includes all scheduled events and parking fee.
  • Bring your own lunch, or an optional meal voucher is available for purchase. Cash purchases are not permitted due to time constraints.

To complete your child’s registration for the Explore Days program, adult chaperones must present these forms upon arrival on your Explore Days workshop date.

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.

Four-Year Rotating Schedule

  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Session 1 Prokaryote Cells Cellular Biology (Mitosis) Taxonomy & Biological Keys Ecology & Biological Communities
Session 2 Eukaryote Cells Cellular Biology (Meiosis) Homology Membranes: Osmosis
Session 3 Microbiology: Protists Human Fetal Development 0–40 Weeks Invertebrate Anatomy Marine Biology
Session 4 Annelid Dissection Vertebrate Dissection Invertebrate Dissection Shark Dissection