Explore Forensics

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I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. (Psalm 139:14, ESV)

Did you know there is a difference between historical and observational science? Learn about the two types of science and the disciplines of forensic science through in-depth investigation and observation. God created unique traits in every individual that can be used by forensic scientists to determine identity. This engaging, hands-on program will strengthen your ability to analyze details and draw conclusions.

Open to students ages 11 to 18 years of age.

Explore Forensics 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 four 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

  • $34.99/student (museum general admission is not required or included)
  • Includes all scheduled events, lunch, 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 a private Explore day for your group.

Four-Year Rotating Schedule

  Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4
Year 1 Dermatoglyphics: The Science of Fingerprints Fingerprint Dusting and Lifting Fingerprint Minutiae Characteristics: Comparing Patterns Plant Fingerprint Microscopy
Year 2 Forensic Anthropology: Structure of Bones Forensic Anthropology: Using Bones to Determine Identity DNA Fingerprinting Forensic Odontology
Year 3 The Crime Scene: Documenting and Measuring the Crime Scene Thin Layer Chromatography Powders Analysis: Microscopy and Testing Forensic Entomology
Year 4 Human Hair vs. Animal Fur Microscopy Fiber Analysis and Microscopy Impression Evidence Document Examination

The Spring 2023 season of Explore will be covering Year 1 topics. The Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 seasons of Explore will be covering Year 2 topics.