Explore Chemistry

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For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible. . . . All things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (Colossians 1:16–17)

While many things in life are unpredictable, God has created the chemical world in a very orderly way. Chemicals are all around us and inside of us. Just like anything, they can help us or harm us. These hands-on activities will teach you about how God has designed our world to allow us to make everything from plastic to perfume to paint.

Open to students ages 11 to 18.

Explore Chemistry is a 3-hour program scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 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 Plastics for a Purpose Periodic Table & Molecules Sink or Float: Discovering Density Plant Chemistry
Session 2 Food Chemistry Physical & Chemical Changes A Coat of Many Colors Acids & Bases
Session 3 Electrochemistry Paper Chromatography Controlling Combustion Water Chemistry

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