Q: Can I observe the class my child is attending? A: Due to the popularity of the program and classroom size, we are unfortunately not able to accommodate observers at the Creation Museum. For offsite Explore Days, parents are required to attend with their child.
Q: Can my child walk from the parking lot to the museum by themselves? A: No. An adult is required to accompany all Explore students to the classroom, sign them in, and sign them out at the end of the day.
Q: I’ve traveled a long way for my child to attend. What can I do during the day while my child is in class? A: Many people purchase museum admission and enjoy touring the museum for the day. Others choose to work from a local coffee shop or nearby library.
Q: Can I transfer my child’s registration to another Explore Day? A: Unfortunately, our system does not allow us to transfer registrations. If your request is made 21 days or more before the program for which you are registered, we would be happy to refund your registration, allowing you to re-register for the Explore Day of your choice. For refunds, please contact Reservations at (800) 721-2298.
Q: We are unable to attend the Explore Day for which we registered. Can I have a refund? A: We are happy to refund any Explore registrations if your request is made at least 21 days before the date of the program. Due to the amount of preparation that each day necessitates, we are unable to provide refunds within 21 days of the program date. For refunds, please contact Reservations at (800) 721-2298.
Q: Registration on the website is closed. Can you put me on the waiting list? Will you open additional seats for a sold-out Explore Day? A: As we receive so few cancellations, we have not found a need to create a waiting list. Due to classroom size, we are unable to open additional seats for Explore Days.
Q: How are Explore Days structured? A: Each day consists of four interactive sessions and a lunch break. Every session includes a hands-on lab, project, or interactive experience to assist the children in applying or reviewing what they have learned. Children are assigned to small groups between 6 - 10, with at least one leader per group to assist and guide them throughout the day.
Q: Is lunch provided? A: Lunch is provided for full day, on-site (Creation Museum and Ark Encounter) Explore programs. Lunch is not provided for off-site programs (such as Arches or Wilderness) nor half day Microscopy.
Q: Can I register children under the minimum age?
A: No. Due to the rigorous content and complexity of activities, students need to be a minimum age of 11 years old by the date of the program.
Q: Explore Days encompass a wide range of ages (11 to 18). How do you challenge the older students while keeping the younger students engaged? A: All students receive the same instruction but are given varying degrees of assistance during the hands-on activities. Older students are often given an additional challenge assignment or are encouraged to take the assignment to the next level.
Q: How are the children grouped during Explore Days? Can my children of different ages stay together? A: Children are all in the same classroom and grouped in teams by age, which allows us to academically challenge each group appropriately. However, there is often some overlap. While we cannot guarantee they will be together, we do our best to accommodate the request. In situations where there is a large age gap, the older child will be grouped with the younger child.
Q: My child attended last school year’s Explore Days. Will the program be the same this year? A: While there may be similarities in content from year to year, Explore Day curricula are on a 4-year rotation, giving students a look at a different facet of each topic each year. The 4-year calendar is available for each topic on the website.
Q: My homeschool group would like to bring a group of students to an Explore Day. Do you have a group rate? A: We do not offer group rates for our regularly scheduled public Explore Days. If you have 25 or more students interested in a particular Explore Day, please contact us for more information on scheduling a private event for your group!