Monday, February 20, 2012

Creation Museum

Elliott has decided he wants to learn about dinosaurs, and I heard that the Creation Museum has dinosaurs in their displays, so we took advantage of their homeschool discount and planned a surprise trip for the boys.  It's a little over three hours to the greater-Cincinnati area from where we live, which technically means we could do a day trip, but that's a really long day for two little ones, so we decided to make a weekend of it!

We had never been before, and didn't know exactly what to expect.  I will admit, many of the exhibits required extensive reading, and were sometimes a bit advanced for the boys.  However, since most of it was familiar from the Bible, our explanations were easy enough for them to understand, and they enjoyed most of the displays.

A couple of exhibits were too much for Emory:  one was a dark "hall" to show kids how different rocks and things glow under ultraviolet light, but he didn't like it; in the other, the lighting was almost strobe-like flashing, which meant we practically had to run through it to get him out.

Husband had the camera this time, so here are a few of his pictures.

Creation Museum




Creation Museum




Not surprisingly, Emory's favorite part was the dinosaurs.







You can see the serpent in the top of the tree staring down at Adam and Eve.



There was much more history after this, but I'm not sure why he didn't get many pictures.  Again, it was something the husband and I would have appreciated more if we had time to read everything and do a slow walk-through, but with two kids in tow (one being a carsick, napless toddler begging you to push his stroller) you just kind of go with the flow.  Lesson learned.

Here's a replica of Noah's Ark - part of the Noah's Ark Construction Site.



Elliott's favorite part of the day was the petting zoo, and it was perfect weather for a walk outdoors!









Leaving the Creation Museum...Emory got a kick out walking under the dinosaur's neck!



There was also a very short video about the six days of creation that the boys really enjoyed!  Elliott said matter-of-factly "God did ALL of that!"  The Stargazer Planetarium was also very interesting, with the comparing of Earth to the vastness of the universe, but the boys enjoyed the effects more than they appreciated the science.  There were a lot "wows" and a "Where did God put the Earth?" that got a few giggles from the people around us.  Emory was a little wiggly, and I thought I would have to take him out, but once he switched to daddy's lap, he calmed down.



We also went to the Newport Aquarium, so be sure to check out our pictures!

11 comments:

  1. What a great field trip!! I am passing on the Versatile Blogger Award to you. You can check it out at http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2012/02/versatile-blogger-award-again.html. Hope you are having a great day!

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  2. Glad you guys had a good time! Great pictures!

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  3. Wow! What a neat place! Looks like you guys had a great time!

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  4. What a fun outing. Is that a zebra/donkey? Very cool

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    1. Yes, one was a zebra/donkey, and the other was a zebra/horse. My 5 year old was amazed!

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  5. OH my word! My husband and I were just talking about this over the weekend! We have this on our bucket list with the kids one day! It looks great. Thanks for sharing your trip with us all!

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    1. We had a great time! It was slightly above my kid's heads I think, but they still enjoyed many aspects of it. I'm sure your family will enjoy it too!

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  6. Thanks for linking up to FTF!!

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  7. How wonderful! This is on the top of my dream field trips list!

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  8. Great field trip. Thanks for linking up to the Home school field trip hop.

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