Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Creation Museum

On May 11, we went to the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky.  Lisa and Simon went with us but didn't stay for the tour.  They mostly did the outside gardens and one of the multi-media movies inside.  This dinosaur was the first thing we saw outside of the museum.
This is the Creation Museum viewed from the garden.
 The garden was wonderful to wander through.  There were several different kinds of bridges, beautiful plants and water features.  There was also a petting zoo and camel rides.

 We enjoyed seeing this peacock wandering around.  Simon wasn't sure what to think of him.  The peacock did not spread his feathers for us, but he did cry his distinctive call for us.
 Simon loved the bounciness of this floating bridge!
 This is a suspended swinging bridge that was also fun!
 Some children getting a camel ride.
 Rowen and I enjoyed the day while Emily trailed behind us taking hundreds of pictures.
 The sun was bright!
 Another beautiful bridge
We took this picture of a strange looking tree to show Beth and Jason, who didn't get to go on the trip with us.
 Inside the museum, a large aquarium with turtles
 An exhibit about digging for fossils
 One of the friendly dinosaurs God created on Day 6 of Creation.
 A display about the ones who wrote the Bible
 Rowen and I reading signs while Martin Luther posts his 95 Thesis on the door.
 A walk through Creation, well done and beautiful
 Adam naming the animals
 A not so friendly dino who had killed his lunch.  Obviously it was after the fall of man into sin, because there was no death before sin.  This dino was moving and roaring quite convincingly.
 A display in which Methuselah talked to us, telling how things were when he was living his long life.  The figures were amazingly lifelike and when they talked, their eyes moved and blinked, and their heads and hands moved.
 Noah and one of his sons working on the ark.
 We ate lunch at Noah's Cafe out on the deck where we could enjoy the view of the beautiful garden.

These pictures are just a few of the 200 or so that we took, but I think you can get the idea that this museum is very well done, interesting, and worth going to!  There are two planetarium shows, one of which we had time to go to, and it was excellent!  There are workshops, concerts, a gift shop, and three special effects theaters.  You could spend the whole day there, but we only had time for about four hours.  This museum is trying to get across the truth of the Bible: we were created by an awesome Creator who made everything in this world in six days and He rested on the seventh day.  People can take the same fossil record and scientific evidence and come up with evolution, because they do not want to admit there is a Creator Who has the right to tell us how to live.

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