In yesterday's blog entry, I focused on our visit to the Ark Encounter. Today I will tell about the Creation Museum, which is not in the same Kentucky town, but is nearby. (Ark Encounter is in Williamstown, KY, and Creation Museum is in Petersburg. They are about 45 minutes apart, and near the Cincinnati, Ohio metropolitan area, so lodging is convenient.)
As my husband has chronic back pain, he used his combo walker/seat at the Ark Encounter, but he was worn out and hurting by afternoon. Today, we decided to rent one of the facility's motorized scooters for him, and that worked much better!
We followed a winding path through the building and up gradual ramps (so gradual that I didn't realize we had gone to an upper floor!), viewing displays and reading signs along the way. There were also a couple of opportunities to watch videos in little "theaters" but we didn't take the time. There were several displays of how the Garden of Eden might have looked and of Adam and Eve's life there:
and after the Fall (Eve is wearing clothes)
This giant model of a mammoth skeleton fossil prominently displayed in the entrance lobby, setting the tone for the museum:
There were several displays, signs, and pictures promoting the theory that dinosaurs were still roaming the earth during mankind's early years, having been described in the Bible as behemoth and leviathan (Job 40 and 41), and in ancient stories as dragons.
There were various plaques and signs with inspirational messages, such as this one:
Outside, there was a lovely garden, and also a petting zoo. I walked around in the garden, which was peaceful and beautiful even though there wasn't much blooming in early March. It was called "Creation Garden," not "Garden of Eden" - they didn't try to replicate that!
More about Creation Museum here