The state-of-the-art 70,000 square foot museum brings the pages of the Bible to life, casting its characters and animals in dynamic form and placing them in familiar settings. Adam and Eve live in the Garden of Eden. Children play and dinosaurs roam near Eden’s Rivers. The serpent coils cunningly in the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Majestic murals, great masterpieces brimming with pulsating colors and details, provide a backdrop for many of the settings. (www.creationmuseum.org)
I have been wanting to go to the museum for a while now but it's pretty pricey, $29.99 for an adult ticket (currently that is for two days, which we didn't know until we got there). Kids 5 and under are free. This past fall, I found a Groupon type deal where tickets to the museum were 1/2 off! Score! That's more my price and they were good for a year so I knew that we had time to use them.
|Entrance to the museum|
The museum is split into three areas: outdoor area, lower level and upper level.
We started in the outdoor area since it was suppose to be a hot one (it was already hot and humid at 10:30 am!!) The outdoor area consists of botanical gardens and a petting zoo.
|fountain in the gardens|
|Zorse and Zedonk - the kids kept calling them zebras|
Zebra + horse = Zorse
Zebra + donkey = Zedonk
|Pretty girl by the waterfall|
We then headed inside. The exhibit entrance actually starts on the upper level and you slowly work your way down.
|Dinosaur skeleton before the entrance to the exhibits|
|Another display before the entrance|
Once inside the museum:
Different interpretations of what Lucy could look like
The kids were not very interested in the upper level. Many of the displays described the history of Christianity and didn't have as many pictures for them to look at.