…And It Was VERY Good!!!

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/

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5 thoughts on “…And It Was VERY Good!!!

  1. Agree 100%. We have been twice, once when our kids were the age of your boys, not too long after they first opened. We just went back this summer. LOVE IT even more!!! It is well worth the long drive!! Glad that you guys got to experience it first hand. Love the kit idea. Wish we’d had that. We just did their scavenger hunt.

  2. Amazing pictures! What a wonderful way to learn about God’s creation–with hands on experience! What a great teacher you are!

    I love the picture of Brendan and Ryan riding Gomer! And, the snake picture is scarey! I can’t believe yall held it! I told Drew what you said about the snake birthday present and he said, “Amy wouldn’d give me that snake.” HA!

    So glad yall had a great trip!

    Love you,
    Mom

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  4. Can you tell me the name of the book you used with the scavenger hunt cards inside? We are taking the sunday school class to the museum the end of July and need something like this to use. Thank you!

    • I can’t remember the name of the book (sorry), but if I remember correctly, they sell it in the gift shop at the museum. You may be able to buy it online also. Have FUN with your class 🙂 !!!

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