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Yep.  We are one of those families.  The kind of family that visits the Creation Museum.

(Insert stereotypical idea of what we must believe here _______________)

But it has Dinosaurs, Artifacts, a Planetarium, & a Petting Zoo.  

That sounds like a good time.

This was our first overnight trip as a family of seven, and the second adventure with GDYL in mind (the first adventure was this one).

The Deets

The Creation Museum is located in Petersburg, KY, which is about 3 1/2 hours north of home base.  We stayed at the Hampton Inn in Wilder, KY about 20 minutes away.

(*shameless plug for Hampton Inn and the Hilton Honors program.)

We purchased the 2-Day passes for our crew.  I don’t remember what we paid for admission, but now your admission includes access to the Ark Encounter Exhibit.  Check here for ticket prices.

The Recommendations

Our kids loved everything about the museum.  One kid was into the huge collection of bugs they had.  Another kid loved the planetarium.  The Petting Zoo was a huge hit with our guys, and the dinosaurs were loved by all.

I know what you are thinking…”Isn’t that place for people that believe that the earth is only 6,000 year old, created by God, and that evolution isn’t real?”

Don’t let those ‘debates’ stand in your way of a great experience.

The museum is top notch.  The exhibits are wonderfully designed.  And I would recommend it to any family looking for a quick weekend trip.

We will be returning (the Ark Encounter was still under construction at the time of our visit).

*NOTE:  If you plan on eating in the cafeteria, then get there before noon!  When the schedule events let out at noon that place fills up quickly.


Katie and I had several (let’s call them) ‘debates’ about the hows, whats, and whys of what we THINK and BELIEVE.  We realized that we differ greatly when it comes to this subject matter.

(Katie has a B.S. in Biology and a M.S. in Public Health…she’s waaaay smarter than me.)

We decided that no matter what we THINK or BELIEVE about creation, we should expose our kids to life from many angles and teach them how to think.  This trip to the Creation Museum was a great way to do that.