Jun 28, 2010

prepare to believe...

That is the slogan used by The Creation Museum located in Petersburg, KY, just outside Cincinnati, Ohio. We visited there for the first time this past weekend, and it is a pretty amazing place. It is a Christian environment, and the purpose of the museum and presentations is to offer a Christian perspective on the origin of the universe and everything in it. We spent nine hours there viewing displays of everything from Adam & Eve in the Garden of Eden to Noah building his ark, to dozens of fossils from all over the world and listening to several presentations.

My favorite presentations were in the Stargazers Planetarium. Through high definition digital technology, we were able to sit back in comfortable reclining chairs and view the sun, stars, moon, planets, the Milky Way and beyond!

I don't have a scientific bone in my body, but this was an interesting place to visit! I give the originators of this museum high marks for daring to present a controversial and counter-cultural viewpoint to the general public. The exhibits were of world-class quality, the environment was friendly, and the presentations were outstanding.

Here are some of our pictures:

Isaiah and some scrolls

building Noah's ark

an amazing fossil

Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden

Hubby Bob posing with the mastadon

The beautiful grounds of the Museum, where visitors
can stroll or eat a picnic lunch...

The Museum has a nice cafe on the main floor and a snack shop on the lower level. There is also a fairly large book store/gift shop. If you are anywhere near this area, it is well worth a visit. We found everything to be state-of-the-art, clean, and well maintained. Security seemed good, employees were friendly and helpful, it is was an enjoyable and faith-building experience all the way around. Prices of admission, hours of operation, and other information is available on their web site: (www.creationmuseum.org).

Plan to spend an entire day, and prepare to believe!

"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." Genesis 1:1


Anonymous said...

I love it when I hear about places like this where people are willing to invest in the Kingdom! Maybe we can see it sometime.

Jess said...

Oh Jacque, how fun!
I have wanted to go there ever since they opened a few years ago.
Great photos and now I MUST find a way to go. I believe it is over 2 hours from Louisville and whenever we are north the days speed by so quickly!
How far is it from your place?
Maybe we can meet there someday this year!
Blessings and Hugs~

Brenda said...

This is on our list of things that we want to do this summer. Your post only makes me more excited about it. I am hoping to take a couple of grandkids.

Jackie said...

Hey Jacque!

This place sounds wonderful!! I love the photos!.....Wow - nine hours?! That says it all! If I ever get in your neck of the woods I've gotta check it out!!

Hope all is well with you and yours!

Sweet Blessings!

Crown of Beauty said...

What a wonderful place this must be, and my prayer is that visitors who are unbelievers turn out to be convinced beyond a shadow of doubt, and end up believing.

Thank you for sharing the pictures, and your words.