Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter!

I’ve never been to the Creation Museum, sponsored by Answers in Genesis, but it looks absolutely fascinating.  
According to the museum website: “The state-of-the-art 70,000 square foot museum brings the pages of the Bible to life, casting its characters and animals in dynamic form and placing them in familiar settings. Adam and Eve live in the Garden of Eden. Children play and dinosaurs roam near Eden’s Rivers. The serpent coils cunningly in the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Majestic murals, great masterpieces brimming with pulsating colors and details, provide a backdrop for many of the settings.”
Answers in Genesis believes in a young earth, which you can read more about here.  Young earth creationism is a literal interpretation of Genesis wherein the earth was created in 6 days as we know them to be now, comprised of 24 hours.
The museum, located near Cincinnati, looks like a fascinating field trip.  What caught my eye about this museum recently was an article in Homeschool Enrichment about the new Ark Encounter.  
Ark Encounter is an enormous exhibit planned to be complete in 2014 in northern Kentucky, about 40 miles from the Creation Museum.  The centerpiece is to be a life-sized replica of the ark!  (My husband’s immediate comment to this was: “Do they know something we don’t?”) 
It looks like they will have some amusement park-type activities and will be an amazing place to come visit with the kids.  Come to learn how the ark and the flood were pieces of actual history.  
Head over to the website, if you feel inclined, they are accepting donations. 
Has anyone ever been to the Creation Museum?  Leave a comment and tell me about it!

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