Deaf Day

This yearly event features Deaf volunteers and ASL interpreters providing live interpretation of presentations such as The Last Adam. 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.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

One of our long-time Deaf volunteers, Eric, tells Deaf guests about Deaf Day.

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 has come for the past three years and performed exciting dramas, and the show is different every year! Voice interpretation is provided for our hearing guests as well.

Pictures from past Deaf Days

50% Off General Admission

Deaf guests and their immediate family members receive 50% off admission to the museum on October 10, 2015! This offer may not be combined with any other promotions, discounts, or offers. This discount may not be combined with the 2 Buy 2 2015 offer. This discount only applies to general admission tickets.

NEW! Deaf presenter

Calvin Farley will be presenting Why Genesis is Relevant Today. Calvin Farley is a 26-year-old Deaf man from Knoxville, Tennessee. He is married and has a toddler boy. He is working on his Master’s degree in Deaf Education and American Sign Language Teaching at the University of Tennessee. He accepted Christ as a young teenager, but his faith was challenged when he heard about evolution for the first time in Deaf residential school. After nearly eight years of doubt about God and the Bible, Calvin was thinking about becoming an agnostic or atheist when his wife and a friend convinced him to go hear Ken Ham speak. God truly restored his faith through answers provided by Ken Ham. He heartily wants to teach the Deaf community how important Genesis is and give them answers to be able to defend their faith.

Deaf Day T-shirt

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Pre-purchase your official 2015 Deaf Day T-shirt for $10 and save! Limited quantities may be available for $15 at the door. Online ordering ends October 8, 2015. Don't miss out!

ASL Interpreter Workshop

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  • The Creation Museum: The Big Picture
  • Earn RID CEU's October 9, 2015; 6:00-9:00 PM
  • Instructors: Gail Maue, RID CI/CT, M.Ed and Nancy Basil, NIC: Advanced
  • Registration: $40.

This program features an in-depth look at the foundational message of the Creation Museum. You will start by giving your minds and hands a workout in the Special Effects Theater in order to be equipped for this ministry and enhance your professional interpreting skills, then you will move on to the “7 C’s” and more.

The package includes complimentary admission to the Creation Museum valid for both Friday and Saturday, so you can come early on Friday and preview the Museum. You can also enjoy an “insiders’ look” with Deaf Day coordinator Stephanie McDorman at 3:00 and a special showing of the Planetarium presentation Created Cosmos at 5:30. These activities are all included but are not required—if desired you may arrive before 6:00 to attend the workshop only.

Workshop participants can buy Creation Museum admission tickets for immediate family members for only $10 by showing their ticket at the Museum's ticket desk. This discount not valid with any other special offers or promotions.

Hotel discount

Comfort Suites Cincinnati Airport has offered a special rate of $75 plus tax (24 hour cancellation policy). The hotel has an indoor pool/free hot breakfast/sleeper sofas, microwaves and refrigerators in all rooms. Reserve by September 21, 2015 to get the discount! You must call 859-980-0555 and mention the Creation Museum Deaf Day group rate to get this discount. Discount not available online!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Deaf people normally enjoy the museum when it’s not Deaf Day?

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.

Can I help with Deaf Day?

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!

What if I have more questions?

If you have any questions about Deaf Day, please contact us.