Saturday, September 3, 2011

The Creation Museum in Kentucky

Yesterday we drove through Indiana, a tiny bit of Ohio and into Kentucky for a day at the Creation Museum.  It's the largest Christian-based museum in America, and is most certainly worth the money it takes to be there.  We spent half a day there, from 12:00 to 6:00. 

When we got there, we went in and got tickets.  We purchased tickets to see the whole museum, plus the planetarium and the "Men in White" presentation.  After purchasing the tickets, we got a couple pictures taken (even though we never buy them later) and then did the walking tour of the outside gardens.  It was a short maze of trails through beautiful, lush plants.  Unfortunately it was really hot and humid outside.  We did go through the petting zoo, which had lots of animals from camels to goats to zorses (zorses are a combination between a horse and a zebra).

When we got back into the cool, air-conditioned museum, we did the walk-through-the-Bible tour.  We just went from creation to the last Adam.  There were life-size models of animals, dinosaurs, people, and you could even walk through a display of the construction of the ark!  Lots of sound effects made everything really authentic, and there were even models of popular people in the Bible--from Adam and Eve to Methuselah, to Paul!  We even walked through a small part of the Grand Canyon, and saw a model of the Lucy fossil (with Creation views, of course!).

The next exhibits were about corruption.  From the fall to Charles Lyell, and even up to the Scopes trial and Charles Templeton.  Ever since Adam and Eve sinned in the garden, the world has been changed forever and will never be the same.  We have doubted the Biblical worldview and questioned God’s law.  It was a really well done, very thought-provoking section of the museum.

The rest of the museum was wonderful as well, with a dinosaur exhibit and several theaters with different videos and presentations.  We saw all of them.  There was a short film called “The Last Adam”.  It was a moving film that is geared towards building people’s faith.  Another film was about dinosaurs and dragons, and all the evidence towards those ‘terrible lizards’ mentioned in history.  It noted an interesting point: that the Bible refers to two strange creatures, known as Leviathan and Behemoth.  There are no other animals in the Bible described with as much detail as these.  It was vey fascinating.  Scientists now belief that these creatures were dinosaurs.

We also attended a 25-minute presentation in the museum’s planetarium.  That was SO amazing, especially for me.  Mom thought it was very relaxing (she fell asleep), but I was wide-eyed the whole time.  It’s so amazing how complex the heavens are, that when it all comes down to it, our solar system is just an insignificant speck in space.  Yet God narrowed it all down to one verse: “And He created the stars also”.  For me there is only one way to express my awe of God’s handiwork as shown in the stars:

“…When I can consider Your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ordained; what is man that You take thought of him and the son of man that You care for him?”

That pretty much sums it up for me.  We all enjoyed the presentation so much that we bought the DVD of it later.

We went through the rest of the museum, and the final thing we did was go to the “Men in White” show.  It was a short movie in the special effects theater and there were even special effects seats!  It was funny, but so Biblical and true.

Lastly we looked around the large bookstore.  We stayed in there for a long time, reading and looking and buying.  By the time we left the museum at 6:00, we had bought books, magazines and DVD’s.  They will no doubt be wonderful in the days and weeks ahead. 

To sum it up, our whole family loved the Creation Museum and we definitely recommend it to everyone.  It’s costly, but the best museum you’ll ever go to.  While we were there, I overheard people questioning evolution as I passed by, or children enthralled by the creation models in the Garden of Eden, and folks pondering over Bible verses written on walls.  I was so touched and blessed by the Creation Museum, and I know that many, many others have been changed by its bold stand for God.  Mom wanted to add that everything was quality, top-notch, and extremely well done.  Dad thought that it was refreshing to have a Christian worldview, after all the rip-off evolutionary museums we've been too.  If you're ever in the area, go to the Creation Museum and prepare to believe. 

1 comment:

  1. Hiya Haley!!!

    I have read some of your earlier posts, but not these new ones! Yipee!! I miss you so much! I can't wait to see you in November! ttyl! LYLAS! More later!