Answers in Genesis’ (AiG) popular, high-tech Creation Museum commemorated its 10-year anniversary this past weekend, and opened two new exhibits as part of its celebration.
Since May 28, 2007, the Creation Museum, located in Petersburg, Kentucky, has reportedly welcomed more than 3 million visitors. Over the past several months – with guests also visiting the museum’s sister attraction, the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky – AiG reported that museum attendance has more than doubled from the year before. The number of visitors has necessitated the addition of a new parking lot to hold an additional 1,200 cars.
“We rejoice in seeing how God has blessed this world-renowned attraction, which is drawing visitors from all over America and dozens of countries,” stated AiG President/CEO Ken Ham in a press release. “When I give lectures in the museum’s large lecture hall, I ask for a show of hands of guests who travelled here from outside our tri-state area of Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana. About 95 percent of the hands go up. Also, we have several visitors from other countries each day.”
To mark the museum’s 10th anniversary, the world-renowned attraction opened this past Saturday an exhibit that goes into more teaching about the last 3Cs of the museum’s “7Cs of History” theme. Following the first Cs – Creation, Corruption, Catastrophe, and Confusion – are Christ, Cross, Consummation. The museum’s teaching on the life of Christ, His death on a Cross and His Resurrection, and His Second Coming (Consummation) have now been enhanced with 25 pieces of original art. AiG wants to make the museum even more evangelistic as it presents the reason why Christ came to earth two millennia ago, and also connects His Second Coming to the book of Genesis.
In addition, a temporary exhibit has just been installed by the Museum of the Bible – the 430,000-square-foot nonprofit museum that opens in Washington, D.C., on November 17. The display’s theme is “Dragon Slayers,” and features illuminated manuscripts that deal with three well-known characters outside the Bible, such as the legendary knight-martyr Saint George. Incorporated into the exhibit are textual references to dragons found in the Bible.
Since it opened 10 years ago, the Creation Museum has expanded with the addition of several new areas of exhibits. Among the state-of-the-art, family-friendly exhibits are more than 130 animatronic figures (humans, animals, and dinosaurs); more than 50 dynamic, live-action videos; a top-flight planetarium; and special effects theater spread out over 60,000 square feet. The “walk through history” museum counters evolutionary natural history exhibits that turn minds against Scripture and Jesus Christ. Visitors learn that astronomy, geology, physics, biology, and anthropology verify scriptural authority when one objectively studies the data.
“We praise God for 10 successful years of sharing His Word and the Gospel with people from around the world,” exclaimed Ham in a recent blog post, “and we look forward to seeing what is in store for the Creation Museum over the next 10 years and beyond!”
By NRB Staff
Published: June 1, 2017