Explore Paleontology

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$24.99

Museum General Admission
Not Required

Pricing & Registration
. . . Always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you. (1 Peter 3:15, ESV)

Explore the science of paleontology as we examine dating methods and fossils from a biblical worldview. The evidences from a biblical view show that the earth is young, and Noah's global flood buried organisms creating the vast majority of fossils just a few thousand years ago.

Open to students in grades 6–12 (ages 11 and up).

Explore Paleontology 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 4 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

  • $24.99/student (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 program, adult chaperones must present these forms upon arrival on your Explore Days program 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

  Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4
Year 1 What Is a Fossil? Fossil Preservation Identifying Fossil Groups Fossils Formation and Rapid Burial
Year 2 Taphonomy: From Death to Fossil Formation Dating Fossils Fossil Order in the Geologic Record Collecting and Studying Fossils
Year 3 Fossil Plants Fossil Invertebrates Fossil Vertebrates Microfossils
Year 4 Dinosaur Fossils Transitional Forms & Errors Ape-Men Special Topics (Dinosaur & Birds, Ice Age, Climate Change)