The Creation Museum’s annual Deaf Day began in 2010. This yearly event features ASL interpreters and deaf volunteers. Other areas feature ASL interpreters providing live interpretation of presentations such as The Last Adam.
We hope many guests will come and enjoy the Deaf Day each year. Hearing guests are also invited, of course, and we expect you will enjoy watching the expressive communication of American Sign Language during the shows and throughout the museum. It can be a real learning experience to be surrounded by people speaking the beautiful language of ASL!
Pictures from past Deaf Days
Join us for Deaf Day, when the museum’s shows, presentations and special programs are ASL interpreted! Captions will be shown all day in the Stargazer's Planetarium as well, and captioning will be provided for the Men in White special-effects show. Volunteers will be available to assist with ticket sales, food ordering, and providing directions. Deaf volunteers will also be available to assist deaf guests with questions about the museum.
You will also be able to enjoy Deaf-led programming provided by Deaf Missions! A team of Deaf college students from Deaf Missions came in 2012 and 2013 and performed exciting dramas, and the show is different every year! Voice interpretation is provided for our hearing guests as well.
Deaf guests and their immediate family members receive 50% off admission to the museum on October 4, 2014! This offer may not be combined with any other promotions, discounts, or offers. This discount may not be combined with the Kids Free 2014 offer. This discount only applies to general admission tickets. Click here to download a coupon and informational flyer.
Join us for a bonus Deaf Day in September. While not the official Deaf Day, several of our wonderful volunteers will be here to provide ASL interpretation of the primary museum shows on Labor Day. We expect that thousands of Deaf people will be in Louisville on Saturday, August 30th for the popular Kentucky DeaFestival, and we hope that many will come to the museum before heading home on Monday.
Deaf guests and their immediate family members receive 50% off admission to the museum on September 1, 2014! This offer may not be combined with any other promotions, discounts, or offers. This discount may not be combined with the Kids Free 2014 offer. This discount only applies to general admission tickets. Click here to download a coupon and informational flyer.
The official Deaf Day is on October 4, 2014. That is when we plan to provide ASL for everything possible and we will also have Deaf-led programming on that day. However, we hope to have a booth at the Kentucky DeaFestival on August 30th, which is in Louisville, only a hundred miles from the Creation Museum! Some people who travel to the festival may want to see the Creation Museum, but they may not be able to come back in October. Therefore we decided to offer the coupon and ASL interpretation on Labor Day, September 1, 2014, so people can visit while they are nearby!
We will probably not have nearly as many volunteers in September. Also, we will not have any Deaf-led programming. We will have ASL for the primary museum shows, but there won’t be an interpreter or Deaf volunteer in as many parts of the museum as there will be on October 4. It will depend on how many volunteers sign up. We will post updated information when it is available.
The Creation Museum is a very visual experience, and we have received good feedback from Deaf guests even when it’s not Deaf Day. Most of the videos throughout the museum are open-captioned. Closed-captioning is available for all Planetarium shows upon request. In the museum exhibits much of the audio is also available in writing. ASL interpretation is also available for your visit with one month's advance notice.
If you are interested in volunteering for the Deaf Day you should complete our volunteer application and indicate “Deaf Day” under Availability, as well as how you would like to help (interpretation, deaf volunteer, etc.). Volunteers will have an opportunity to tour the museum ahead of time and receive a discount in the Dragon Hall Bookstore!
If you have any questions about Deaf Day, please contact us.