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Subject: AIG Creation Museum
Date Posted: 1/19/2008 7:18 PM ET
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Anyone gone? What did you think?

We went before it was open, (they were giving free tours) it was maybe 50% complete. It was good even then.

Would love to go back now that it's complete but I doubt we'll be in that area anytime soon.

Date Posted: 1/19/2008 10:29 PM ET
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We're not too far from there (Columbus) but haven't made it down there yet. I've been thinking about taking the kids. The only thing that has stopped us is that it's a little pricey considering we're a family of 5. Plus, I've been trying to find out what the recommended ages are - my kids are 6 and under, so I didn't know if I should wait a couple years so that they'd appreciate it more (for the money especially!)  My son LOVES dinosaurs, though, so we keep discussing it every few weeks. As someone who's been there, what do you think? Would it be something younger kids could get into? I've heard someone say that it was mostly displays on walls, and less interactive stuff, in which case I'm not sure it'd would be worth the money right now.  But I do love the idea of supporting AiG! I would hate to wait for a couple more years and then find out that other people do the same, and then the museum would go belly up. :)

Date Posted: 1/20/2008 12:55 AM ET
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We're in California, but we're thinking about making that a summer vacation trip sometime.  We had some friends from here visit some family who live near the museum, so they went to see it.  They were blown away!  Loved it!  They have one daughter who was 9 at the time.  We also have some friends who just moved to that area.  They are planning to see it soon.  Their kids are 8, 8, and 5.

Our family financially supported the museum project during the years it was being planned and built.  I can't wait to see it now that it's completed!

~Jori

Date Posted: 1/21/2008 2:03 AM ET
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Debby I don't know what to tell you about taking ittle ones. It would depond on their personalities I think. They have very large animatronic dinosaurs so one of my kids freaked a little.

We were supporters too, Jori which is one of the reasons we got a "sneak peek" when we were in the area.

 

Date Posted: 1/21/2008 10:37 AM ET
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Debby - I work at AiG so I could offer some insight.   Most people who come are blown away and very encouraged, it usually far exceeds any expectations.   We have 4 children under 7 and the oldest two enjoy it.  It's not mearly wall displays, there's a ton of multi media and dinosaurs.  There's the Men in White special effects show and the planetarium that our children really enjoy.  If you come when it's warmer there's an extensive outdoor area with fun bridges and beautiful gardens.  You need about 4 hours to go through the whole thing in detail.  We usually have to tag team with the children, one of us has to go out with the littlest 2 for the shows.  If you plan well, get there when it opens, eat lunch on site and get one or more of the children to take a nap in the stroller (they offer a nice double stoller free of charge when you first walk in), you can have an enjoyable time.  Children under 5 are free too.  You will be encouraged :)

 

Date Posted: 1/21/2008 3:39 PM ET
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Hey, THANKS so much Tony! Great info. I didn't know under 5 were free. So we'd only have to pay for the two adults and my oldest. :-)  My 3yo son would probably have the most fun seeing the dinos.

What a great job, to work for AiG!!

Date Posted: 1/22/2008 5:50 PM ET
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I just mentioned in another thread that I just read The Year of Living Biblically. He actually visits the Creation Museum and has many interesting thoughts about it. Definitely from the perspective of one who does not believe in Creation, but interesting nonetheless.

Melissa