We are going to visit the Creation Museum again this summer. I think it will be our 4th visit. No, we don’t live near Cincinnati; we just think it’s worth the trip. We make the effort to get to the Creation Museum because we want to give our kids a good foundation and help them to learn to trust God’s Word from the very first verse. Our last trip was in 2012, so some of the kids don’t remember the trip; definitely time for another one.
If you haven’t been to the Creation Museum, this might be the year for you to make the trip. Children are free (12 and under) for all of 2014. Especially if you have a big family, this is quite a bargain.
Some of the kids’ favorites:
- The Petting Zoo. I mean, where else do you get to see and Zorse and and Zonkey anyway? It is filled with lots of God’s creatures showing the variations within kinds.
- The dinosaurs – especially the moving ones. The Utahraptor is loved by two of my children, and the Apatosaurus in the lobby was mentioned by another.
- The main “7 C’s” of history walk-through. My children love the Garden of Eden as well as the parts about the authority of God’s Word. Parts of our CC memory work jump out at the kids like Martin Luther and his 95 theses.
Some of my favorites:
- I love how God’s Word is treated. Everything in there helps to build my faith in the authority of God’s Word.
- The Creation Museum is very positive and encouraging. Instead of being anti-evolution, it is much more pro-creationism and God’s Word.
- There is always something new to learn: either from a new display, or from noticing a detail that I had never seen before.
- Excellent talks and classes are often available. If you have the time, we have enjoyed Buddy Davis in concert, a dinosaur sculpting class, a talk on what is found in the pond water (with an incredible microscope), story time for the kids, and of course, the planetarium shows. These talks and extra activities are different every day so check the calendar for when you are visiting.
- One of my favorite displays in the one talking about Mount St. Helens. I think no other display more readily shows catestrophism more than looking at that volcanic eruption. Since uniformitarianism and catestrophism are part of my children’s memory work in the upcoming cycle of Classical Conversations, I love that we can learn about these concepts in a truly God-honoring museum.
When Elijah was only two, he would play “Creation Museum” complete with lining up his dinosaurs and making tickets for us. We shared this story with Answers in Genesis, and they included it in their free Answers Update.
Have you ever visited the Creation Museum? If so, what is your favorite part?