Editor’s note: This article was adapted from a news release that was recently distributed to the media.
Answers in Genesis (AiG) is opening a $27 million Creation Museum, which will show visitors a biblical portrayal of the history of the world. Highlights in the 60,000 square-foot facility include 55 animatronic and static figures (dinosaurs and humans), a 200-seat, special-effects theater and a 30-foot-tall depiction of Noah’s Ark. Despite the hundreds of protestors expected to attend the opening and in spite of pushback from educators who claim the museum is misleading, the exhibits—including those with fossils—are based on scientific findings. Nearly 200 modern scientists who accept the biblical account of creation and have been educated at mainstream universities are backing the museum. Media are invited to a special press conference and ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday, two days before the grand opening to the public. After the event, the museum will be open for the media to tour the exhibits.
Ken Ham, president and co-founder of AiG
Mark Looy, chief communications officer and co-founder of AiG
Mike Zovath, vice president of AiG
Patrick Marsh, Creation Museum designer, Universal Studios theme park art director
Don Landis, chairman of the board for AiG
Saturday, May 26
Press Conference: 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. EDT
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony: 11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. EDT
Museum Opens To Media-Invited Guests: 11:50 a.m. EDT
Reception in Main Hall: 11:50 a.m. – 2 p.m. EDT
Museum Closes: 6 p.m. EDT
Monday, May 28Creation Museum opens to the public: 10:00 a.m. EDT
2800 Bullittsburg Church Rd., Petersburg, KY 41080
(Two exits west of the Cincinnati Airport off I-275 at exit 11)
AiG officials will be on site for interviews Saturday after the ribbon-cutting ceremony. There will be a media tent for credentialing. Media representatives can RSVP beforehand at www.alrcnewskitchen.com/creationmuseum.