The whole point of the museum is supposed to cause us to realize that it matters what we believe about Creation and about the Bible because it influences our faith and it hurts the world when there are fewer faithful Christians living in it. The doubts about our origins have made a dent in our faith and allowed a place for sin and doubt to creep in. These headlines and magazine covers were taken from real magazines, and recently too. I think they must keep these walls updated with the latest sad and scary news so that when people visit, they can think about the cumulative message of all of it.
After walking through a cool, starlit tunnel we arrived in this room. Here is where I would have loved to see more detailed exhibits about bio genesis, molecular biology models or interactive displays, anything with DNA and cellular models. I am a bit of a biology nerd, and I think those areas of study had such a huge impact on me as far as being so clearly designed by a Master Designer. This room had lots of very informative videos and posters that touched on these subjects, if you had time to take them all in.
Next, we entered The Garden. I thought it was beautiful. I loved the way paradise was conveyed by this pool or lagoon with a waterfall nearby and the sounds of birds, surrounded by pleasant smells and lovely flowers and trees. You can't see in this picture, but the serpent is perched in the tree above them. A reminder of what happens next.
|Chris asks: "Is this model made.... to scale?" ;)|
|I loved this scene of the women working side by side surrounded by all their handiwork.|
The part of the tour dealing with the building of the ark and then the flood was fascinating. I believe this section (on the left) that you can walk through is to scale. The ark was massive.
|Dinosaur riding photo op at the end.|
We really enjoyed every part of the museum and can't wait to go back. We'd still like to visit the planetarium and spend more time really reading some of the information and walking around the gardens. If we're feeling adventurous maybe we'll take a ride on the zip line. I probably won't as long as I still have an infant strapped to me :)