Museum General Admission
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Colossians 3:17, ESV)
This program focuses on the parts of the microscope, correct use of a microscope, and provides a glimpse into the wonder of microscopy. Every participant will receive first-hand knowledge of proper microscope operations while discovering the amazing complexity in God’s creation under the lens.
Open to students in grades 6–12 (ages 11 and up).
Explore Microscopes is a 3 hour event 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!
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|
|Year 1||Introduction to Microscopes: Parts and Orientation||Using a Microscope||Using Stereoscopes|
|Year 2||Introduction to Microscopes: Cells||Hexagonal Design in Nature||Microscope Slide Preparation & Microtomes|
|Year 3||Focus on Histology: Connective Tissue||Focus on Histology: Epithelium Tissue||Focus on Histology: Muscle Tissue|
|Year 4||Introduction to Microscopes||Protozoa: Life in the Pond||Insect Microscopy|