Exploration is the act of traveling, unknown areas to learn what else is out there and that is exactly what the Age of Exploration did. The Age of Exploration was a period in the early 15th century that went into the 17th century. Europeans at this time went searching for new land and trading routes. They went by ships. They discovered unknown land. There were many explorers that were on this search of new technologies and advancing from the ideas of the Renaissance. Ship building was one of the advances.