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PETERSBURG, Ky. (BP)--Eight months after it opened, the Creation Museum near Cincinnati still has its secular detractors, but its success in attendance is erasing any doubts it can succeed.
Officials with the museum say they surpassed the one-year attendance goal in only seven months, drawing 290,000 visitors through the end of 2007. When the museum opened on Memorial Day with protesters outside, Creation Museum officials said their 12-month goal in attendance was 250,000. They passed the 300,000 mark Jan. 9.
Located in Petersburg, Ky., the high-tech, $27 million, 60,000-square-foot museum and planetarium present a scientific view of the biblical creation account -- in essence, a creationist answer to popular natural history museums. In fact, one of the goals of the museum -- which is a product of the ministry Answers in Genesis -- was to rival the artistic elements of natural history museums....
JHawk and Neil: You can do it ! We took a bunch of Japanese, some Christian, and some not yet Christian. They flew in from a town near Mt. Fuji. They loved it. Jason Lisle is my hero ! You can too visit, it's just a matter of will, and your church could help sponsor the trip. I got materials to use back in Japan, (too bad they were only in English language) and the one who said to plan a whole day is RIGHT ON. You need a whole day - there is a nice wooded picnic area to bring your lunch and eat it there, and a few nice snack and lunch places that sell food inside the museum. The people all over the world are coming to this museum. I'm back in Japan, but have great memories, and hope to go again the next time I am in Ohio and Kentucky - the home of Bill Cunningham Hey! a comment group who are not attacking each other! Wow ! Is Christian love finally working?
I highly recommend the Creation museum and Answers in Genesis to anyone. They are an invaluable resource for Christians seeking to be able to defend their faith in this secular world. The ministry has opened my eyes and changed my thinking in a lot of areas. Ken Ham is my hero.
Neil wrote: A year or so ago, my son & I got to fly in a Collins Foundation B-25 at Tucson Int'l. Major impression: very noisy when revved up. Cost: $325/person!
That Sounds great, and the price sounds similar to that charged by a similar group who brought a B-24 and B-17 to the Bay Area not so long ago. I didn't ride, but had fun watching the old birds fly overhead.
My Dad actually got to fly in a B-25 for free, but that was very early in his Air Force carreer (early 1950's) when he and some other airmen needed an urgent flight from one AFB to another and no other planes were available.
Being a warplane buff myself, I was envious of him but he said that plane was a very noisy, drafty, lumbering thing compared to the much newer Douglas transports of that day.
Dr. Phil wrote: Hey John, In 1985, I went to the Natural History Museum in Denver, Colorado thinking that I was going to see "real" dinosaur bones. But, what I saw mostly was plastic and ceramic replicas of what the "guides told us "would be what the dinosaurs would look like if they had all of the bones", or "the real bones are not placed on public display for security reasons".
I hear you, Dr. Phil. Thanks.
I spent many childhood hours playing with toy Brontosauruses thinking they actually existed only to to be told later in my life that they did not.
Makes me wonder about some of the other "dinosaurs" that have been found and published these days.
John wrote: From 1962 to 1977 I lived in Dayton, OH which is only 70 miles north of this museum. It would've been nice to have had such a substantial alternative to our local natural history museum back then. Neil, if you ever find a way to visit that museum, try to reserve additional time to check out the Air Force Museum in Dayton Ohio. I know you'd like it.
In 1985, I went to the Natural History Museum in Denver, Colorado thinking that I was going to see "real" dinosaur bones. But, what I saw mostly was plastic and ceramic replicas of what the guides told us "would be what the dinosaurs would look like if they had all of the bones", or "the real bones are not placed on public display for security reasons".
Looks like geography will limit the Museum's audience. I suspect only the zealous will be willing to fly/drive across the country (or ocean) to see a one-day attraction, unless folks have other engagements along the way (and KY isn't a biggie for me here). It is definitely *not* a one-day drive (as they claim) for us here in the Southwest.
They may have done better to site it near Orlando, FL. Then it would be within easy reach of the huge volume of international Disney World visitors, & a nice counter to "Dinoland USA."
As Lord Scrumptious said: "Too late; had your chance; muffed it!"
I highly recommend the Creation Museum. I took my family there in September 2007 and was in awe. God is glorified in this museum as the biblical account of creation and the worldwide flood is presented. Did man live at one time with dinosaurs? Visit the museum and you will see.
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