Museum General Admission
. . . 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!
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.
|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)|