Explore Zoology

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Pricing & Registration
And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds—livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds.” (Genesis 1:24, ESV)

Zoology is the study of animals and their behaviors. From cute little hedgehogs to massive camels, Explore Zoology offers an in-depth look at a variety of animals in God’s creation. Learn about animal kinds and study animal behavior through close-up animal encounters with our trained zoologists.

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

Explore Zoology 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

  • $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.

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 Habitats & Biomes Zoo Tour: Animal Care Animal Kinds & Biological Keys Scavenger Hunt Theme: Taxonomy
Year 2 Zoo Tour: Enrichment & Animal Health Animal Enrichment Creepy Crawlies Scavenger Hunt Theme: Creepy Crawlies
Year 3 Animal Behavior & Training Zoo Tour: Animal Behavior Homology Scavenger Hunt Theme: Homology
Year 4 Animal Enrichment Zoo Tour: Animal Programs & Enrichment Guided Tour: Birds of the Gardens Animal Encounter: Reptiles