Our family recently had the opportunity to travel to the Creation Museum, and we were very impressed with everything the museum had to offer! Answers in Genesis has put together a wonderful resource in this museum, inviting believers and non-believers alike to see what young earth creationist believe about the world and the Bible.
[Disclosure: We received free tickets for to the Creation Museum and the Planetarium in exchange for a post about our time at the museum, in partnership with iHomeschool Network. *A]
David and Jenny were enthralled with the dinosaurs throughout the Creation Museum.
David wasn’t too sure about the animatronic dinosaur (see the video):
Check out my D is for Dinosaur post for some of our favorite dinosaur learning resources!
When you first enter the “museum” portion of the Creation Museum, you find yourself in a geological dig site. Jenny enjoyed looking for the various fossils in the rock wall. (David was pretty much a constant blur the entire time we were at the museum – always running from one exhibit to the next!)
We were excited to see our friends Charlie and Trike in the fossil hunt area!
Scripture is Key
The Word of God is the foundation on which we ought to build our view of the world around us. The Creation Museum wasn’t ashamed to declare that God’s Word is the key to the past, present, and future!
Having a solid foundation of Scripture is crucial in living lives that bring honor and glory to God. This is one of the reasons that teaching kids how to study the Bible is so important!
In the Beginning…
From the beginning of Genesis, God’s plan of redemption for the world was in place. The Creation Museum highlighted several key stories from the beginning of Genesis while also including a section on the apostle Paul’s evangelistic message.
Meeting with Mark
One of the highlights of our trip to the Creation Museum (for me, anyways) was the opportunity we had to meet with Mark Looy, one of the co-founders of Answers in Genesis (AiG). He shared a wealth of information with us about AiG and the Creation Museum:
- AiG is 19 years old – it was a joint effort by three former members of ICR. It was created to be a resource for laymen.
- The Creation Museum is 6 years old.
- AiG is about more than creation – it’s about defending the entire Bible.
- The goal of the Creation Museum isn’t to convert people to creationism. The goal of the museum is to draw people toward a relationship with God. The final element of the museum experience is a movie called, The Last Adam, which is evangelist in nature.
- While AiG is overtly evangelistic, they are not tied with a specific denomination.
- The Creation Museum knows that kids like dinosaurs, and they use dinosaurs in many of the exhibits throughout the museum as a teaching tool to engage kids and teach them about creation.
- There were 1.9 million visitors at the Creation Museum last year.
Mark also hinted that there is going to be a BIG dinosaur announcement in AiG’s October newsletter!
Have you ever been to the Creation Museum? What was YOUR favorite part?
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