Ark Encounter General Admission
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 a 3-hour program scheduled from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Due to parking and bus transportation to the Ark Encounter, recommended arrival time is 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!
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.
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|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4|
|Session 1||The Science of Fingerprints||DNA Fingerprinting||The Crime Scene||Trace Analysis: Hairs|
|Session 2||Fingerprint Dusting and Lifting||Forensic Anthropology||Toxicology||Trace Analysis: Fibers|
|Session 3||Fingerprint Minutiae Characteristics: Comparing Patterns||Documents and Handwriting Analysis||Forensic Entomology||Impression Evidence: Footwear|