Some secularists keep saying that the Creation Museum is hurting for attendance and that no one will be coming to visit anymore, but I don’t know what they’re talking about! Recently, in a single day we had more than 900 guests at the museum just from school groups alone. That’s a lot of young people! You can always tell when the school groups are here because you can see many of them in their matching colored t-shirts so that their teachers can keep track of them. And keep in mind, the public schools don’t bring groups of students in droves to the Creation Museum as they do with secular museums.
I had the privilege of meeting with the students, parents, and teachers of Alexander Christian Academy (located in Taylorsville, North Carolina) for just a few minutes before I gave a presentation to the museum guests.
The founders of the school, Greg and Angela Gettler, told some of our staff that they teach mainly AiG curriculum for science and history at their school because they know the importance of teaching children the truth about origins, dinosaurs, history, and so on. The Gettlers had been planning the school’s trip to the museum after their family’s visit last year because as Angela said, “The students have learned it and now they get to experience it.”
By the way, the Gettlers have a fascinating testimony about the Lord’s faithfulness in founding the school, and I encourage you to read more about Alexander Christian Academy and its vision for affordable private Christian schooling on the school’s website. It’s great to meet with educators who stand firmly on God’s Word beginning in Genesis and who are dedicated to teaching their students from the Bible starting at the very beginning.
I know of at least a few other schools that visited the museum recently. Not only did we have students from Kentucky, but surrounding states like Ohio and Indiana—some from as far away as Wisconsin. Some of the students were telling our staff that they had to leave home at 1:30 AM just to arrive at the museum in time for it to open! I know the kids had to be tired, but still they were attentive during my “creation evangelism” talk.
During my talk, I emphasized how two-thirds of young people are leaving the church and the way to reverse the trend is to show how we can defend the Christian faith (and answer skeptical questions), by starting at the beginning, in the book of Genesis, as we share our faith. After all, you can’t fully understand the good news in the gospel unless you understand the bad news in Genesis.
I encourage you to find out more about bringing your school or homeschool to visit the museum. We're located in northern Kentucky and close to Cincinnati. More than ever, our young people need to be equipped to answer the skeptical questions of this age and to stand solidly on the authority of God’s Word from the very beginning. And this year, as a lead up to the 2016 opening of the life-size Noah’s Ark, you can take advantage of the Creation Museum’s 2 Buy 2 program—buy two tickets and get two tickets of equal or lesser value free.
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This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.