Explore Botany

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Pricing & Registration
And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” (Genesis 1:11)

There are over 369,000 flowering plants in the world. God created a wide variety of plants to produce after their kind. Explore Botany will investigate the beauty and design of the plant kingdom through interactive sessions and guided experiences in the museum gardens.

Open to students ages 11 to 18 years of age.

Explore Botany is a 3-hour program scheduled from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 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 Plant Anatomy
Flower dissection
Properties of Soil Monocots & Dicots Leaf Identification
Session 2 Herb Garden
Take-Home Specimen: Herb Garden
Rain Forest Plant
Care Take-Home Specimen: Ornamental Bamboo
Flowering Plant Care
Take-Home Specimen: Flowering Plant
Leafy Plant
Care Take-Home Specimen: Leafy Plant
Session 3 Guided Garden Tour & Activity Guided Garden Tour & Activity Guided Garden Tour & Activity Guided Garden Tour & Activity

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