Most large museums are filled with a wide range of exhibits. It may be helpful to narrow down what you want to learn about, and spend your time in one or two exhibit areas. Visit the museum’s web page to find out what exhibits the museum offers and plan your visit accordingly.
Some museums provide educational guides for specific exhibits, with pre- and post-visit activity suggestions to help you get the most out of your experience. Check the website of the museum you’re visiting to find out what it offers. Although these guides are written from a naturalistic perspective, they can still provide helpful information about operational science findings.
As you meander through the halls of learning, it may be helpful to keep in mind some questions to ask yourself, or your guide (in a polite manner with great gentleness and respect).
We needn’t be afraid to visit natural history museums. Instead, we can use them as opportunities to learn the alternate view of history, and to critique it from a biblical perspective. Enjoy the process of learning to think biblically, and be discerning about what you see and hear. Rest in the fact that God’s Word remains unchanged, while much of the museum signage will be out of date next year!