ex‧plo‧ra‧tion [uncountable and countable]
the act of travelling through a place in order to find out about it or find something such as oil or gold in it:
oil exploration facilities in the North Sea
You can then use this hut as a base for explorations into the mountains around.
the exploration of space
when you try to find out more about something by discussing it, thinking about it etc
an exploration into how an abused child becomes an abuser
the exploration of literary texts