Less than two months after opening its doors to the public, the Creation Museum hosted its 100,000th guest this past weekend—a milestone not expected for months to come and a sign, museum officials say, of the continuing popularity of the critically acclaimed high-tech facility.
The huge crowds and the need to adequately accommodate them have prompted the museum’s parent organization, Answers in Genesis, to seek permission to expand the parking lot by 600 spaces.
The museum and planetarium are located in northern Kentucky, just west of the Cincinnati Airport. The museum presents a walk through history according to the Bible, from creation to the last book of the Bible, Revelation. Along the way, it uses animatronic dinosaurs (and real dinosaur bones and eggs, plus large models) as a main teaching tool, and to present the gospel message.
“We are delighted the Creation Museum has generated such interest, but I'm not surprised,” said Tom Caradonio, president and chief executive officer of the Northern Kentucky Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Many religious-meeting partners told us early on they were interested in taking groups there.”
A family near Buffalo, N.Y., passed the 100,000 guest threshold. Kevin Farner, along with his wife Debbie and three children, drove eight hours to reach the museum. They first learned of the ministry after hearing AiG President Ken Ham speak at a home-school conference in Syracuse, New York, a few years ago.
Because of the on-going growth and the need to handle visitor and staff parking (e.g., Saturdays have been witnessing crowds of about 3,500 in recent weeks), the museum has petitioned Boone County, Kentucky, commissioners to add an additional 600 spots to its already burgeoning parking lot. A hearing on the request is set for next month.
Help keep these daily articles coming. Support AiG.
Discover how compromise starting in Genesis has filtered down from Christian seminaries and colleges to pastors—and finally to parents and their children. This erosive legacy is seen in generations of young people leaving the church—two-thirds of them. Get the facts, discover God’s truth, and help bring a new reformation to churches and families by helping to call them back to the authority of God’s Word.
Answers magazine is the Bible-affirming, creation-based magazine from Answers in Genesis. In it you will find fascinating content and stunning photographs that present creation and worldview articles along with relevant cultural topics. Each quarterly issue includes a detachable chart, a pullout children’s magazine, a unique animal highlight, excellent layman and semi-technical articles, plus bonus content. Why wait? Subscribe today and get a FREE DVD download!