This weekend I had the privilege of being a chaperon on Rachel’s 5th grade Sunday School field trip to the Creation Museum in Petersburg, KY (just outside Cincinnati, OH). We had lots of fun and learned some very interesting things about God’s creation.
We left Friday around lunch and arrived at our hotel around 7:00 PM. We enjoyed a round of miniature golf Friday night followed by pizza. After making sure the kids had showered and were in bed, the adults turned in and prepared for our visit to the museum.
We arrived at the museum Saturday morning around 9:00 am. Our first stop was the Stargazer’s Planetarium, where we saw a very cool presentation about the universe. From there we headed to the Special Effects Theater for Men in White. This was a short film about the Bible and science as told by the angels “Mike” and “Gabe” using various special effects throughout the theater. The kids really seemed to enjoy this one.
Next we headed into the main part of the museum, the Walk Through Biblical History. This was a self-guided tour that took about 2-3 hours to complete. We began the journey at creation, strolled through the Garden of Eden, visited Noah’s Ark, and learned about the Tower of Babel. Of course there was lots more throughout this incredible experience. The journey ended in the Last Adam Theater, where we watched a powerful presentation of God’s redemptive plan through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
After lunch we headed outside to the gardens and the petting zoo. Then back in to do some shopping in the gift shop and visit Dinosaur Den and the Dragon Theater. Here we saw a short film about dinosaurs and dragons as described in Job 40 and 41.
We wrapped up our day around 4:30 PM and loaded the bus to head home. The kids all had a great time, and we all learned something we didn’t previously know. I’m glad I had the opportunity to make the trip and spend the time with Rachel. I don’t get to do things like that with her very often, so I cherish those moments.
The museum was awesome, and I hope to go back soon. In fact, I would like to make another trip up there later this summer so Jacinda and Elise can go. I highly recommend it. It’s a great place for kids, but I think the younger ones might not fully understand everything and could get a little bored. I think it’s best for kids 9 and older, but that’s just my opinion.