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Photo essay: Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky Special

Posted Jul 9, 2014 by Mike White
The Creation Museum, in Petersburg, Kentucky, promotes the fundamental Biblical teaching of God's creating the heaven and earth in six literal days. Digital Journal recently toured the 60,000 square foot facility.
Rendering of the new  Pinocchio  rex
Rendering of the new "Pinocchio" rex
Chuang Zhao/University of Edinburgh
The museum has exhibits that show dinosaurs and man existing simultaneously, a special effects theater, gift shop, planetarium, huge insect collection, arboretum, petting zoo, with camel rides, zip line and sky bridge course. It cost $27 million to build and was built entirely with private donations.
After entering, one will see an exhibit that shows how two paleontologists could come to different conclusions about the origin of earth and the universe, according to the official site of the museum.
As one tours, he will see exhibits of moving and still dinosaurs, Biblical characters, such as Noah, Moses, Isaiah and King David. Many of the characters talk. For example, Noah explains why he built the ark and speaks with sadness that nobody but his family wanted to board it to avoid God's judgment.
Two paleontologists view dinosaur remains. One believes he has found evidence that proves evolution....
Two paleontologists view dinosaur remains. One believes he has found evidence that proves evolution. The other, who believes the Bible, sees evidence of Creation.
Throughout the museum there are exhibits that contrast the wisdom of man with the wisdom of God. There are exhibits and movies which show that fossils that were found in mountains would fit perfectly with a global flood, like the one the Bible describes, with Noah and his family being the only people to survive. There is an exhibit of Lucy, whom many scientists have described as having characteristics of both a human and an ape, with many believing she could have been a missing link between humans and apes in the revolutionary cycle. There are also singers and speakers at the museum that explain why they believe in Creation, with one contrasting the many varied views of the people who believed in evolution in the 1800's and how views have changed.
According to answersingenesis.org, however, while scientists had originally found only a few of Lucy's bones when she was discovered in 1974, many more have been found since then. It is now known that her toes curve just like an ape's toes. Her shoulders are just like those of apes. Her hands are like those of chimpanzees. The article concluded, that she is in other words, just another ape. The article also stated that the view that Lucy was a missing link is just evolutionary interpretation. Ken Ham, the co-founder of the museum, is one of the people responsible for the content of the website.
One of the dinosaur exhibits in the museum.
One of the dinosaur exhibits in the museum.
A picture of man's interpretation of what Behemoth might have looked like, an animal described in the Old Testament book of Job by the book's author mentioned that some Biblical scholars believe the description easily fits descriptions scientists have given to dinosaurs. The problem for those who believe in evolution, according to the exhibit is most scientists believe dinosaurs were extinct when man came onto the scene. Job had reportedly seen the creature.
There are exhibits of the Garden of Eden, the Fall of Man, Noah explaining why he built the ark and talking to someone, Cain’s killing of Abel, the disciples at the empty tomb of Christ and many others.
Behemoth
Behemoth
The disciples look for the body of Christ.
The disciples look for the body of Christ.
The insectorium, with a huge selection of insects, has butterflies and many kinds of insects, including leaf insects. A wax figure gives a narration about the exhibits.
A butterfly collection in the insectorium at the Creation Museum.
A butterfly collection in the insectorium at the Creation Museum.
After viewing the many exhibits about creation, movies on the topic, planetarium and special effects, one might want to see some of the 6,000 plants, with 500 varieties, outside in the arboretum. While food is served in restaurants inside, outside someone can enjoy a picnic lunch in shade inside one of the pavilions.
One of the plants in the arboretum. This plant was not named
One of the plants in the arboretum. This plant was not named
At the petting zoo outside, visitors have the chance to not only pet the animals, but see animals they might not elsewhere. There is a zorse, which is a cross between a zebra and a horse and a zonkey, which is a cross between a zebra and a donkey. Don't mistake the wallabies for kangaroos. For $5, a child or adult weighing less than 250 pounds can ride a camel.
A camel at the Creation Museum. Rides are available for $5.
A camel at the Creation Museum. Rides are available for $5.
The museum is at 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road in Petersburg, Kentucky. Admission tickets cost $29.95 for those from 13-59, $23.95 for those 60 and older, and the normal admission price for those 5-12 of $15.95 has been waived for 2014, making the tickets free for that age range. Admission is always free for those younger than five. Admission tickets are good for two consecutive days.