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“Not for children!”
Review of Creation Museum

Creation Museum
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Reviewed January 3, 2010

Setting all religious beliefs aside, I would never have took my children (ages 2 and 6) to this museum had I known what to expect. We were hoping for a museum filled with exhibits depicting the wonderful stories in the book of Genesis. Instead we were put in a cattle-herd style line moving through multiple (more than 3/4 of the museum) rooms filled with nothing but reading. After the initial room, we were treated to a very short video of the creation. The video was wonderful until the 6th day, when the introduced dinosaurs into the idea that they lived with man. Casting judgement aside, I was shocked that the 7th day wasn't even mentioned! What about the most important day of all? We are then pushed into several rooms that gear up to this horrific room of "what a world without God looks like" where you'll find videos and pictures of people shooting up, genocide, murders, hate-crimes, etc. Not FAMILY FRIENDLY! While I agree, that a world without God does equal corruption, I don't think this sort of display is appropriate for a place that advertises as a family friendly visit. The biggest problem, is that you are moving along at such a snails pace that you can't move by these horrific scenes quick enough. The exhibits, when you get to them, are colorful and the Noah's Ark room is fun to see. Dinosaurs are EVERYWHERE! They seem to want to make sure you understand their point of view alright. There are cavemen in one exhibit and I thought it very strange that they included cavemen when they preach to be such a "biblically based" museum. Cavemen are more often than not associated with evolution. The museum started the tour with the exclusion of the most important day of God's week, the Sabbath. We should have known then, that they would have gotten just about everything else wrong. And they did.

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Reviewed December 17, 2009

We had a group of about 14 and we had a great time. We were able to take a nice family photo - an usual impossible feat with all of us together. The biblical ideas of the age of the earth & how dinosaurs fit into the picture was enlightening. The exhibits were as good as any Disney production. It is a very well put together musem. Very interactive and enjoyable for all. Great to way discover faith. Check out the petting zoo & grounds. Very beautiful place.

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Reviewed November 2, 2009

We are a family of seven with children ranging from 11 to 2. Everyone enjoyed it, so much to see. Beautiful gardens, detailed exhibits, very informative. Our favorite was the planetarium. We'll never look at the sky the same way again. Our only caution is that there is a lot of reading and videos to watch. Young children may not be still long enough for you to take everything in. The food inside was reasonable and good. Bring your money because the gift shop is filled to the brim with books, DVD's and more. We stayed at a hotel they recommended, Homewood Suites. Only $119 a night! Great deal for large family when normally would have to get two rooms. Hotel is very new, not perfect, but very accomodating and fun (they have an indoor pool). Breakfast food is plentiful, and they have a weekday dinner which we didn't make in time. Plenty of restaurants in the area and hotel is right behind Wal-mart and I-HOP (which we partook in twice and they were great-birthday deserts for two days of birthdays.) We traveled in August and the weather was great. Again, Worth the trip and perfect for fellow Christians!

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Reviewed October 8, 2009

We visited the Creation Museum 2 years ago. Our 2 kids were 5 & 6 yrs. old. We were very very pleased with the museum. Everything is extremely well done and goes right along with the Bible. It was so wonderful to take the kids to a museum who's information is Biblically accurate. We will be returning again this spring, as the kids will be a little older and will get even more out the visit this time. I had the opportunity to eat a meal in the cafe while we were there. I chose beef stew and it was delicious and very reasonably priced. All of the workers were wonderful. The man at the entrance to the 1st exhibit had pictures of the chameleons in the lobby that he showed to our kids so they could see the colors that they had been just minutes before! The entire visit was a wonderful experience and I highly recommend it!!

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Reviewed October 8, 2009

Arrive early or go during the weekday if possible. buy your tickets early for the planetarium, otherwise they'll be gone. We waited too long and they were sold out. Eateries available on the premises, nice outdoor patio attached to cafes. check out special presentations if thye're offered and arrive early. Lines move slowly, so be patient!!

2  Thank Sara L
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