Due to public health efforts to contain COVID-19, the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum are temporarily closed until April 20 or later.
Museum General Admission
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 4–12 (ages 9 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!
To complete your child’s registration for the Explore program, adult chaperones must present these forms upon arrival on your Explore Days workshop 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.
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4|
|Session 1||Habitats & Biomes||Animal Enrichment||Animal Behavior & Training||Animal Enrichment|
|Session 2||Zoo Tour: Animal Care||Zoo Tour: Enrichment & Animal Health||Zoo Tour: Animal Behavior||Zoo Tour: Animal Programs & Enrichment|
|Session 3||Animal Kinds & Biological Keys||Creepy Crawlies||Homology||Owl Pellet Dissection|
|Session 4||Scavenger Hunt Theme: Taxonomy||Scavenger Hunt Theme: Creepy Crawlies||Scavenger Hunt Theme: Homology||Scavenger Hunt Theme: Class Aves|