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High School Lab Intensives at the Ark Encounter

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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. Shirts must cover the midriff (no crop tops).

Pricing and Registration

Price: $399 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.
  • 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.

You can find answers to common questions on the FAQ page.


Instructor: Mr. Roger Patterson

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June 10–14, 2024

  Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
Monday Microscope & Stereoscope Basics Taxonomy: Classifying Life Cells Alive: Cytology
Tuesday Microbiology Part 1 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 Part 2 Kingdom Fungi Kingdom Animalia
Class Mammalia: Rat Dissection

Forensic Science

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

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June 17–21, 2024

  Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
Monday The Crime Scene Forensic Serology Glass
Tuesday Mobile Forensics DNA Gel Electrophoresis Fingerprint Identification
Wednesday Toxicology Cryptography Computer Forensics
Thursday Handwriting & Documents Impressions: Footwear Impressions: Tools
Friday Trace Analysis: Hair Trace Analysis: Fiber Case Study