Tuesday, November 11, 2014

My Visit to the Creation Museum

Today's post is written by my daughter. She was able to visit the Creation Museum and we are sharing thoughts and photos from the visit. I was able to visit when it just opened up and they have added a lot since my visit. We really enjoyed it! My thoughts that I have added are in (parenthesis). And, I have added a Pocket Facts Printable that can be used with or without going to the Creation Museum. It can be used to look at some Bible Facts Creation to Jesus Christ & Paul.
In October 2014, I had the opportunity to go to the CreationMuseum in Petersburg, Kentucky with my five year old daughter. Kids are free in 2014!
We had such a wonderful visit. I do believe the museum is geared towards middle school kids through adults, but my daughter loved walking into a pretend archeology site and feeling a real fossil.
She also loved the way some Bible people were brought to life with life-like figures in settings that seemed too real.
As an adult I appreciated the way the museum began to flow following the 7 Cs of God’s eternal plan. It started with Creation, which felt like you were walking through the Garden.
It then went on to Corruption. Corruption was the fall of man when Eve decided to eat the forbidden fruit and shared it with Adam. Sin changed everything in God’s original design. (One of the things I appreciated was the fruit on the tree. No apples! The Bible doesn't state what kind of fruit. Genesis 3:1-6)
One of the most memorable parts of the Creation Museum was the Catastrophe portion of the Cs. The catastrophe this is referring to is the Great Flood. Noah and his family members seemed so lifelike. You feel as if you step back into time and are literally watching the ark being built. There is also a scale representation of what we believe the ark looks like based on the Bible.
The path of the museum then takes you through four additional Cs including: Confusion, Christ, Cross, and Consummation. The final three Cs are in a short film setting called The Last Adam. It is a must see video that I know you will enjoy.
(I loved this video! If you click here, you can see it on YouTube. I love the Roman soldier just casually discussing another day at work, crucifying people. Just another day. Just another crucifixion. Putting the fear in the citizens. This video really makes you think about the Old Law & New laws, but the end is denominational showing the scriptures for being saved by God's grace. That is all true, but what about the other steps to salvation and that grace? Acts 2:38. What about baptism? Revelation 2:10 What about staying faithful? 2 Timothy 4:7-8 [Also, make sure you see the film 'Men in White'.])
The grand finale of the museum tour is getting to enjoy the beautiful gardens they have created. It is the perfect place to do an impromptu photo shoot of your kids or just fun to enjoy a walk. I noticed a pond, petting zoo, and small ropes course. We just enjoyed the beautiful pathway through the gardens. I highly recommend October weather for the gardens!

(The planetarium is awesome! Well, when we saw it,  the show really puts you in perspective! I don't know if they have changed the format since. You do pay an extra charge to see this. Click here to see more information on the planetarium.

And, the gift shop was really nice. You can look online here to purchase items, but I did see visuals and books that were nice for teaching!)
After we left the museum I was inspired to create task cards that go through the seven Cs of God’s eternal plan. Check them out here.

 
(I have also included a printable for you! I also used the 7 C's, but added the different Bible people that I found discussed at the Creation Museum. Click here to take a virtual tour of the museum. Some of the  people were mentioned in the Last Adam video and you can watch that here. This printable will also be good to use if you just want to do a basic overall study of the Bible. There are instructions in the download. Click here to print the Pocket Facts of the Bible.)
Remember kids are free for the remainder of 2014! I hope your family enjoys the Creation Museum as much as we did.
Hello! My name is Danielle Ringold. You may recognize the children in the picture because my mom is Debbie Jackson, the owner of the Bible Fun for Kids blog.
You can read more about me and see my other products here.

10 comments:

  1. So glad you enjoyed your visit. This is a great overview of the museum's content (and I agree about the ages you recommended it for, though my upper elementary kids get quite a bit out of it). We live close and my husband is working on the Ark Encounter project. Thanks for the work you put into the printables; that's a great resource.

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    1. Thank you Abi! I think just about any age is going to learn and see something enjoyable and I can't wait to go back again! I really want to see the new Ark Encounter! Thank you for the comment!

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  2. I have always wanted to go there and take my kiddos! Thanks for sharing this post! :)

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    1. It is a great place to visit if you can! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. God is the Master Creator! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog hop!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Pam! I agree, God is the Master Creator! I appreciate the comment!

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  4. How fun! I didn't know there was a Creation Museum (honestly, I had never really thought about it...) But if we are ever able to go to Kentucky, we will be sure to put this on our "to do" list. Thanks for sharing over at our place this week. Blessings.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Sharita! It is a great place to visit! They did a really good job with making everything look real.

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  5. Thanks for the great pictures!! We would love to visit this someday!

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    1. Thanks for the comment Jessica! It is a great learning place for kids and adults! I hope you will be able to visit!

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