Secularist bloggers and many reporters often attack Answers in Genesis, the Creation Museum, and especially the Ark Encounter (opening July 7, 2016). They often falsely declare that the Creation Museum is not doing well and that attendance is suffering, and they make other bogus claims.
The Creation Museum has seen more than 2.5 million visitors since opening (more than we initially projected). Extensive research has shown that we can expect the Ark Encounter to attract a minimum of 1.4 million guests (with some projections of around two million annually) in the first year alone, and that will increase the museum attendance. We expect the Creation Museum attendance possibly to double after the opening of the Ark. We’re actually planning to expand the Creation Museum to accommodate even more guests with additional parking and more exhibit space.
Many of you probably saw this week’s media reports announcing the expansion of the Creation Museum. Also, programs like Christmas Town continue to attract more visitors each year—this past Christmas season, over eight nights, we set a record of almost 28,000 people who visited the spectacular lights, live nativity, and other Christmas programs. I had to smile when I read a comment by one of the county officials yesterday who actually said that the Creation Museum was “too successful.” Well, at least some people are now recognizing how successful this incredible Christian facility is!
As you can imagine, with the opening of the life-size Noah’s Ark only 45 minutes away from the museum, many people will be visiting the museum during their vacation to see the Ark. Group bookings for the Creation Museum are currently up 300 percent as people are booking to come to the Ark and also visit the Creation Museum.
It’s always a good time to visit the museum, though. Now through June 30, 2016, we’re offering a More Kids Free promotion. Buy two adult tickets and get up to four kids tickets for free.
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This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.