High School Lab Intensives at the Ark Encounter

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High School Lab Intensives Tickets


General Admission
Not Required

Pricing and Registration
For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible—all things were created through him and for him. (Colossians 1:16)

The High School Lab intensive summer program at the Ark Encounter is a weeklong experience in the newly constructed education lab inside the Answers Center. Each intensive will cover 15 essential labs. Our expert instructors provide a collaborative learning experience so that students learn to work together to solve problems and analyze scientific data. Students will spend five days participating in engaging, hands-on experimentation and application, but most importantly, each session will be uniquely presented from a biblical worldview. Our goal is to demonstrate that science always confirms the Bible!


  • Full-day program Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Check in begins at 8:30 a.m.
  • Open to students ages 15 to 18.
  • Three two-hour labs per day = 15 total labs
  • Appropriate attire required: close toed shoes, pants, or long skirt. No shorts or sandals. Hair must be pulled back from the face.

Pricing and Registration

Price: $349 per course
Price Includes:
  • All lab materials. This includes all print material, supplies, safety gear, and lab equipment.
  • Daily catered lunch. Lunch options are selected during registration.
  • Daily parking fee.
  • Daily snack bar.
  • 20% off admission to the Ark Encounter for participants and families of participants.
  • Family access to Answers Center, grounds, playground, and Ararat Ridge Zoo. Price does not include family admission inside the Ark Encounter.
  • 20% off coupon to the Answers Center bookstore.
  • Completion certificate.

Registration coming soon.

Forensic Science

Instructor: Dr. Jennifer Hall Rivera & Dr. Dana Sneed

June 12–16, 2023

  Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
Monday The Crime Scene & Evidence Cryptography Glass Analysis
Tuesday Trace: Analysis Hair Trace Analysis: Fibers Trace Analysis: Soil
Wednesday Impressions: Shoes Computer Forensics Document Examination
Thursday DNA Electrophoresis Fingerprints Toxicology
Friday Anthropology Entomology Case Study

Anatomy & Physiology

Instructor: Dr. Kaia Kloster

June 19–23, 2023

  Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
Monday Introduction: Safety & Review Skeletal System & Muscular System Dissection: Skeletal & Muscular System
Tuesday Endocrine System Nervous System Dissection: Skull
Wednesday Respiratory System Cardiovascular System Dissection: Thoracic Cavity
Thursday Lymphatic System Digestive System Dissection: Abdominal Cavity
Friday Urinary System Reproductive System Dissection: Lower Abdominal Cavity


Instructor: Miss Jessica Jaworski

June 26–30, 2023

  Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
Monday Microscope & Stereoscope Basics Taxonomy: Classifying Life Cells Alive: Cytology
Tuesday Microbiology with Dr. Georgia Purdom Cellular Division: Mitosis/Meiosis Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda: Crayfish Dissection
Wednesday Enzymes Kingdom Plantae Kingdom Animalia
Class Amphibia: Frog Dissection
Thursday DNA Genetics & Inheritance Kingdom Animalia
Class Aves: Pigeon Dissection
Friday Microbiology with Dr. Georgia Purdom Kingdom Fungi Kingdom Animalia
Class Mammalia: Rat Dissection


Instructor: Mr. Roger Patterson

June 5–9, 2023

  Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
Monday Safety Matters/Forms of Matter Measurement and Calculation Modeling Atoms
Tuesday Periodic Table Bonding Characteristics Chemical Reactions
Wednesday Combustion Density Gas Laws
Thursday Solubility Esters Reaction Rates
Friday Acid-Base Indicators Water Chemistry Electrochemistry