Creation Museum

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The Creation Museum, an over 75,000-square-foot facility, allows families to experience earth history as God has revealed it in the Bible. Exhibits feature animatronic dinosaurs and professional displays that honor God´s Word.

Overview

Petersburg, Kentucky

“Wow—I don´t know what to think. My teacher says that carbon dating proves the fossil record is millions of years old. My pastor says that the earth is only six thousand years old. How can I know who´s right?”

Today many families find themselves in a state of confusion over what to believe about such issues as the origin of the various animals, the truth about dinosaurs, and the origin of “races.” So where do you start? The Creation Museum shows why God´s infallible Word, rather than man´s faulty assumptions, is the place to begin if we want to make sense of our world.

This 75,000-square-foot facility allows families to experience earth history as God has revealed it in the Bible. Exhibits feature fearsome animatronic dinosaurs, talking heroes of the faith, and professional displays that honor God´s Word. The museum also boasts a fun-filled special effects theater, a state-of-the-art planetarium, a petting zoo, nature trails, and lots more.

At the heart of the Creation Museum is a chronological retelling of biblical history in seven parts, called the Seven C´s. Guests step back in time, beginning with Creation, and fast forward to Christ´s return. Along the way, they see how God´s Word provides the big-picture answers for our most difficult questions, whether about science, the Bible, or our personal relationship with God.

No matter what your question, the place to start is God´s Word. The Creation Museum reinforces that truth in every room, from first to last.

Points of Interest

Exhibits

The area within the museum has been divided into unusually configured spaces that allow for personal interaction with over 160 exhibits. Several parts of the museum, including the stunning forty-foot high portico with its cliff wall and floor-to-ceiling glass windows, flaunt open spaces and remarkable designs.

Be amazed by the animatronic dinosaurs and children, the waterfall, the towering trees, large aquarium, and live animal exhibits. See a world-class dinosaur skeleton of Allosaurus fragilis, which is believed to have one of the best-preserved Allosaurus skulls ever discovered. Explore a high-tech exhibit that uses holograms to study the anatomy of “Lucy,” refuting the evolutionary claim that she is a “missing link.”

Check out the museum website and even take a virtual tour to learn more.

Allosaurus Exhibit

Stargazer’s Planetarium

The Stargazer’s Room features a Digistar 5 digital projection system—providing a full-color, high-resolution environment that is truly awe-inspiring.

Sit back and be amazed as the projector displays vividly realistic cosmic images upon a 30-foot-diameter dome, allowing viewers to travel anywhere in the universe.

In addition to the Stargazer’s Planetarium and the dozens of informative videos throughout the Creation Museum, there are several more shows that you don’t want to miss!

Planetarium

Petting Zoo and Camel Rides

A visit to the Creation Museum isn’t complete without a stop at the petting zoo across the lake from the museum! The petting zoo is a fun place for children and adults to experience close up encounters with unique animals, including a zonkey, a zorse, and Australian wallabies.

The zoo is designed to give guests a hands-on experience with some of God’s amazing creatures. Friendly dromedary camels are often available to give rides.

Camel Ride

Botanical Gardens and Zip Lines

The Creation Museum’s beautifully themed gardens and three-acre lake invite guests to enjoy more than a mile of paved and accessible trails. Cross over five bridges and view a variety of waterfalls as you explore the Koi Pond, Carnivorous Bog Garden, Hummingbird and Butterfly Garden, Rainforest Garden, a mining sluice and more. During Christmas Town each year, the gardens are beautifully decorated with a spectacular display of tens of thousands of lights!

The museum grounds feature over two-and-a-half miles of zip lines and sky bridges. It is the biggest and best zip line course in the Midwest!

Botanical Gardens

Helpful Tips

  • Before visiting, check out CreationMuseum.org. You´ll want to make room in your schedule for events and workshops listed there.
  • Special programs, such as Christmas Town, Dia Latino, Deaf Day, and the Raptor Run take place during the year.
  • Visit the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky, 40 interstate miles away. Ark Encounter opens in July 2016, and Creation Museum/Ark Encounter combo tickets are available.
  • Check for special promotions and free days when purchasing tickets. Groups of more than 15 receive “front of the line” service, as well as discounted rates. You can purchase tickets online or call (800) 721-2298.
  • Zip line tickets can be purchased online or by calling (800) 721-2298. Make sure you check out zip line requirements before purchasing tickets.
  • Don´t miss the planetarium shows. It´s best to reserve your seat as soon as you arrive because they frequently sell out.
  • Don´t worry if you miss some of the fifty videos that enhance the displays throughout the museum. They´re available for purchase in the bookstore, along with many other teaching resources and souvenir items.
  • Check out other helpful tips on the Creation Museum website before planning your visit, and also note our list of the many family-friendly attractions in our Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area.

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