Explore Microscopes

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Explore Tickets

$19.99

Museum General Admission
Not Required

Pricing & Registration
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!

Pricing & Registration

  • $19.99/student (museum general admission is not required or included)
  • Includes all scheduled events and parking fee.

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.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020: SOLD OUT

Four-Year Rotating Schedule

  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