- Category: U.S.
- Published on Tuesday, 28 May 2013 14:02
- Written by Russ Jones, Christian News Service
CINCINATTI, OHIO/Christian News Service - Three new exhibits opened Memorial Day weekend at the Creation Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio as part of the popular attraction's sixth anniversary and expansion. The museum has welcomed some 1.8 million visitors since it’s opening.
Dr. Ken Ham, president and founder of Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum invites former visitors to make a return visit to see the world-class exhibit "Dragon Legends" that will, among other topics, answer the question: "Were dinosaurs dragons?"
“There are lots of dragon legends because they were real creatures,” Ham said. “We believe many of the dinosaurs would fit some of the descriptions of dragons – the land dragons at least. I’ve never seen an exhibit like this anywhere else.”
This summer the museum will also exhibit a high-tech insect display called "Dr. Crawley's Insectarium,” similar to that of the Smithsonian's insect collection.
“Some of those bugs are as big as your hands,” Ham said. “The quality is just phenomenal. We’ve done up this fairly large room. It’s like an underground bunker, if you will. We have an animatronics scientist there and we other high-tech features like a dragon fly fossil. People will be able to download an app and when you put it over it then the dragon fly comes out of the fossils and you see it three dimensional.”
Verbum Domini will also be on display, which includes select pieces from "The Green Collection," featuring 20 rare Bibles and Bible-related artifacts, purchased by Steve Green, president of the retail chain Hobby Lobby.
In addition to a major billboard campaign that has just launched to announce the new dragon exhibit, the Creation Museum will open one of the biggest zip line courses in the region June 15. The course includes 20 zip lines totaling 12, 000 feet in distance that run from near the museum's entrance, across a lake, and through dozens of acres of beautiful forested property.