We’ve just gotten back from babysitting the grandkids while their parents, our children, were on a getaway to celebrate an anniversary. It was a great visit for us. We served the kids spaghetti. (Doesn’t every grandkid love “bisgetti”?), played a dozen rounds of Uno, created gigantic bubbles in the yard, changed a lot of diapers, and made sure the dog got fed in between! So we’ve been thinking a lot about grandparenting recently.
At Answers in Genesis, we’ve got grandparents on our minds as well. In 2016–2017, the Ark Encounter's second year, the attendance by way of bus tours increased about 20% at both the ark and the Creation Museum. Most of those on the bus tours were seniors. We are thrilled to serve this demographic. At the Creation Museum, in addition to widening hallways to accommodate the crowds and providing ample motorized scooters and wheelchairs, programming is also changing to reflect the needs of grandparents.
This year, a new two-part series of free workshops called Answers for Grandparents is now available during specific weeks at the Creation Museum (learn more and check for dates and times on the Creation Museum website). These workshops are especially for our senior audience.
If you are a grandparent, let us share five reasons why Answers for Grandparents is a must-do on your next visit to the Creation Museum.
We look forward to sharing with you soon.
Creation Museum. Doctor Carter is a retired general surgeon, and Ruth is a retired nurse and children’s ministry director. They have 13 grandchildren., who host these special sessions, are the volunteer coordinators at the
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