We finally took a field trip that I’d been wanting to take since we started homeschooling in 2011. We left Friday morning and drove all day (plus watched almost 2 hours of educational videos from Answers in Genesis – “road school”) to Cincinnati, Ohio to visit the Creation Museum! Let me just say…it is over 70,000 feet of awesomeness 🙂 ! Thankfully, each admission ticket is good for two consecutive days because there was way too much to explore in just one day!
We went through the walk-through exhibits which teach using “the 7 C’s”…Creation, Corruption, Catastrophe, Confusion, Christ, Cross, and Consummation. Each section has videos, displays, hands-on activities, and information to read. Now, because I know Brendan and Ryan so well :), I knew that we needed to get creative in order for them to actually read and absorb the information. I bought a really cool book during the HEAV convention, hoping that it would help us teach the kids. The book explains the concepts of the Creation Museum, gives scripture to support creationism, and also has a fun “tool kit” in the back. The tool kit contains a map and 3 sets of “scavenger hunt” cards to be filled out as you progress through the museum. We handed the boys their cards, a pen, and sent them on their way! They needed help a few times, but I LOVED how much they were “forced” to learn while they searched for the answers – LOL! We gave them a few small prizes as they completed their assignments.
We also watched several great movies, strolled through the “Garden of Eden”, rode a camel named Gomer (hilarious), visited the petting zoo, and attended a FUN program called “Snakes Alive!”
I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Creation Museum to all families that are raising their children with a biblical worldview! It is amazing to see how science confirms the Bible and God’s creation! I also hope that those who question how the earth came to be, why we are here, and what is the purpose of this life will go check it out also. You just may find the answers to your questions…http://creationmuseum.org/