We enjoyed and appreciated “prayer” before story time. My children learned several facts during Dino-Mite Readers and talked about what they learned on their own at home. God bless your ministry! My oldest son wants to come to the Creation Museum every year!
– K.P., N. Vernon, IN
Dino-Mite Readers is an exciting, interactive reading time for children ages 3–8. This free program features Christian and creation-oriented children’s books from the Creation Museum’s own Dragon Hall Bookstore. Reading time is offered Sunday at 4:00 PM and Monday through Friday at 2:00 PM. You’ll find Dino-Mite Readers in the Chapel area, which is off Palm Plaza on the museum’s lower level. This program is free with with paid museum admission or membership.
This themed reading time reinforces the message that the families have experienced during their walk through the Creation Museum and its Seven C’s of History. Along with the reading time, simple, fun activities are planned to go with each theme. A colorful handout goes home with each child, which encourages continued exploration of the theme in your home. You can also explore Kids Answers for even more kid-sized fun!
Themes usually change each month and can be found on our events calendar. Here are several of the recurring themes that are used in the program:
Explore what God’s Word says about the creation of the animal kinds.
“And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.” (Genesis 1:25)
Join in the discussion of how wonderful and marvelous our Creator is for designing humans as we are.
“I will praise You for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works…” (Psalm 139:14)
This fun theme looks at God’s incredible creation of bugs and uses an awesome book that talks about being and making friends.
“And God made … everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.” (Genesis 1:25)
This theme runs during the Easter season and centers on Jesus being the Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer of all life.
“The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.” (Job 33:4)
This Thanksgiving theme encourages the children to have a thankful, happy heart towards God for all he has done for us.
“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (Colossians 3:17)