The Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky had been on our family’s bucket list for many years. We were so excited to finally get to experience it ourselves. The Creation Museum graciously provided us with two media tickets. As always all opinions are my own.
The Creation Museum is a major attraction!
We were completely blown away. There is so much to do and see, beginning with the botanical gardens.
The grounds are gorgeous.
Even zip-lining is offered for an additional fee. We had recently enjoyed an Adventure Park all to ourselves and zip lined to our heart’s content, so we skipped it here, but it did look like a blast!
Prepare for crowds.
We chose a weekday before school was out thinking the Creation Museum wouldn’t be crowded. We were wrong! Don’t let the above photo fool you. I took it of the entrance at the end of the day as we were leaving. While I definitely prefer a less crowded experience, it was so exciting to see how many people were there!
Is your family as fascinated with dinosaurs as ours is? The kids loved touching actual dinosaur fossils!
The whopping 75,000-square-foot facility is filled with experiences of earth’s history as it is revealed in the Bible.
Visit the Garden of Eden.
It’s fun to imagine what the Garden of Eden looked like and what plants and animals may have been there. The walk begins with the beauty, takes you through original sin, and the effects of the fall.
Our favorite part of the exhibit was the animatronic dinosaurs. Roar!!
One of my favorite exhibits was the insect collection. I don’t like bugs. (Yes, I still use the word “bugs” even though it may be technically incorrect! Ha!) Bugs give me the creeps. This collection of insects, however, gave me a whole new appreciation for them. I mean, look how beautiful they can be!
Plan time to listen to the speakers! We sat in on two of the sessions. They were captivating and educational. It’s a great way to dig deeper into the many truths portrayed in the museum.
The planetarium is a neat experience for the whole family. We purchased the double feature as the second show is discounted. We saw Created Cosmos and Alien: Fact or Fiction. Both were enjoyable and informative, but if you’re just going to see one, we recommend Created Cosmos.
Eden Animal Experience
My boys’ favorite part of the museum was interacting with the animals. It cracks me up. I can take them to the world’s most exciting anything and they’re just happy to feed and pet the goats.
Have you ever seen a Zonkey or a Zorse? Aren’t they amazing? These zeborids were first bred in Kenya in the early 1800s! I’ve never seen them in a zoo before!
How many days should you plan to spend at the Museum?
From the extensive out door experiences to the fantastic state-of-the-art indoor museum, there is much to enjoy. We spent one full day from open to close, and that was enough for our family. We did hurry through some areas and skip some of the activities not included in the entrance fee.
If your family wants to do it all, including catching all the speaker sessions, definitely get the two day pass. My husband felt rushed though and would have loved to spend more time reading and experiencing everything, but that’s how he enjoys museums. I always like to say, “I love museums, I just enjoy them in a hurry. Ha!”
The next day we went to the Ark Experience…
Sarah Moore says
My kids are 3 & almost 2 and occasionally are frightened by loud noises – but they LOVE dinosaurs. Was this dinosaur exhibit overly loud?
No, the dinosaurs aren’t loud and scary, just a little sound and movement.