We just left The Creation Museum I feel saturated with truth, and hope, and boldness!
My kids are asking questions about sin and salvation, origins and the future.
If you have to choose between this and Disneyworld for a vacation, choose The Creation Museum. It's not as big or as expensive, but the quality of the exhibits and the TRUTH your family will take away from this are invaluable.
First of all I want to thank the two families who gave us passes so we could enjoy the museum FREE OF CHARGE! You read that right. What would have cost us around $200.00, was provided for us for free. All tickets are two day passes so we will be going back tomorrow to see more! It definitely takes two days to take it all in.
From the first display replicating the "Lucy" bones found in Africa to the last exhibit we experienced, the planetarium, God's word was the cornerstone of all the information presented.
Questions were raised about all the information which is so often presented as fact. How many times have you read or heard, "Millions and millions of years ago...". We just did recently when we visited Mammoth Cave, the Ranger who led our tour authoritatively informed us that the caves were ten million years old. In contrast, when he talked about what happened in the caves a few hundred years ago, he was more vague and willing to admit he didn't know how work was done by native peoples or how certain artifacts that were found in the caves were used. There was no question however, when he explained that the caves were formed over millions of years by underground rivers.
At The Creation Museum, there was so much to see and absorb and we were encouraged to ask questions and seek answers in God's Word.
Emily's favorite was The replica Garden of Eden which was absolutely beautiful. Considering the pre-fall condition of the world was a new experience. Imagine a world without pain or death. Stop. Really imagine that. It was perfect, and it's where we are headed in the future in the new heaven and the new earth. Lions lay down with lambs, it happened once, it will happen again, and you will want to be there!
Or maybe the espresso stand was Emily's favorite!
Doug's favorite was Walking through the life size Noah's ark where we considered that Noah was given a huge project by God to do. He was faithfully obedient to Gods instruction resulting in the salvation of himself and his family. God judged the entire planet, but provided a way of escape for the righteous who obeyed Him.
Ben's favorite was the planetarium where we flew through the skies and felt like we were really In a spaceship seeing the planets and stars. It prompted the kids to ask, "If there are so many galaxies, what makes Earth so special?" While we don't have a perfect answer, we can consider that because God sent His one and only Son here to die for mankind, He thinks the inhabitants He created for Earth are pretty special.
At the dragon exhibit we observed the connection of the phenomenon of dragon lore across the centuries and the continents, presented creatively with concepts of young earth and dinosaurs cohabiting with humans. This was both educational and entertaining.
We got to hear Buddy Davis talk about the T-Rex and how interpretations of it have changed over the years. Archeologists and paleo-artists are really part detective, part artist and much of what they create is interpretive. We made our own t-Rex sculptures from green clay, straws, and toothpicks.
Finally at the end of the day, we met Ken Ham the founder and creator of The Creation Museum. We were able to thank him for his work, tell him about the big billboard in North Houston we were excited to see go up, and take a few pictures with him. Being in the presence of believers was a breath of fresh air, a sigh of relief, and a sense of renewal.
Visit www.creationmuseum.org and start planning your trip today!