The Creation Museum offers a wide variety of exciting, biblically educational workshops. Scroll down or click on a title in the right-hand panel for a description of each workshop.
View our event calendar for specific workshop times and current prices.
Our inspiring Discover the Truth workshops feature the talented Dr. David Menton, as well as other scientists from Answers in Genesis.
Dr. Menton holds a PhD in cell biology from the Ivy League Brown University. He was associate professor of anatomy for many years at the respected Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He brings many years of educational experience to each presentation, along with a wonderful sense of humor. His rigorous application of scriptural truth and scientific principles enhance the learning experience for audiences of all ages.
These Science Series workshops are sponsored by Bob Jones University.
Come join Dr. Menton in this fascinating class on bone biology and discover the intricacies of our amazing skeletal system. You can view bone slides under the microscope, examine how bones fit together in the skeleton, and have a blast in this fun and fantastic workshop, Osteoblast!
Did you know that there are only three ways to make an apeman? Far from being ancestors of humankind, apemen must be constructed by taking a human skull and declaring it to be ape-like (Neanderthal man), taking an ape skull and declaring it to be human-like (Lucy, or Australopithecus afarensis), or mixing fossil ape and human specimens together (as was done with Piltdown man). Dr. Menton will cover supposed missing links and more in this exciting workshop!
Join Dr. Menton as he explores the largest organ in the human body. We often hear the expression that “beauty is more than skin deep.” While this is certainly true, beauty is also “skin deep.” There are many amazing things about our skin that few people are familiar with. In this presentation Dr. Menton examines the marvelous functional complexity of human skin using the light and electron microscopes.
So how do our senses sense? Why don’t your ears see, and why can’t you hear with your fingers? Did all this just happen? Take a FUNtastic trip with Dr. Menton into the marvelous intricacies of the human ear, and uncover the unique elements enabling human sight. Both of these amazing features were bestowed by God on Day 6 of the Creation Week and bear the clear stamp of the Creator.
Enter the world of the microscopic with the intrepid Dr. Menton. Embark on a journey through a landscape filled with ferocious-looking creatures, and watch as they move rapidly through the dense jungle of the living world that is their home, hunting for something to eat. All this is found in a drop of water from the museum’s lake. From single-celled protozoa that accomplish many of the same functions as humans do (we have 30 trillion cells), to the more complicated creatures sucking in anything that comes near them, you will be thrilled with this trip through the wondrously surprising micro-world created by our awesome God. Please note this workshop is offered only during the warmer seasons.
Evolution is bad science, but makes good magic! Using magical illusions, Dr. Menton illustrates the improbability of evolution. Biological systems leave little to chance. Instead, genetic information is precisely encoded in the DNA. You will see how to calculate the probability of the chance arrangement of amino acids required by evolution into biologically useful proteins. What are the odds that evolution happened? Not a chance!
Join Dr. Menton as he explores the human body in this unique workshop. Using a life-size torso of the human body, Dr. Menton will investigate the location and structure of numerous organs. He will also display slides of actual organ tissues using his microscope and a large screen for all to see God’s special design for each organ.
You can also get a DVD of this presentation in our online store.
The Creation Adventure Workshops are led by adventurer Buddy Davis. Gifted by God in many ways, Buddy Davis is a sculptor, speaker, singer, and songwriter for Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum. An adventurer and paleo-artist, he also sculpted many of the dinosaurs displayed in the Creation Museum. These one-hour programs feature several fun activities including sculpting an animal head from clay.
Answers are important. If children aren’t given answers to their questions about Scripture and the history it reveals, they cannot defend their faith against a fallen world. These fun and interactive workshops are designed to provide children with the answers they need. Our programs examine such timeless topics as dinosaurs, fossils, biblical history, and more.
Dinosaurs are fun to draw! Did you know there is a way to draw dinosaurs from a biblical point of view?
Join Christian cartoonist and illustrator Dan Lietha for dinosaur drawing demonstrations and fun drawing lessons. Dan has been drawing for Ken Ham and Answers in Genesis since 1995 and is best known for the comic strips CreationWise and After Eden. Find out more about Dan and his ministry at his website.
Do your children love fossils? Are they always picking up rocks and asking what they are?
Join Stephanie McDorman, Creation Museum registrar, for this fun fossil workshop. This program focuses on the importance of fossils and what they teach us when understood from a biblical viewpoint. Every child will have the opportunity to make his or her own shark’s-tooth necklace to take home as a reminder of what was learned. A younger version of this program, Fun with Fossils Jr., is available at the same time so the whole family can participate.
Monkeys are fun for kids of all ages, but they become serious business when some scientists claim human beings came from apes! In this entertaining and interactive workshop, kids will learn that Lucy and other so-called ape men are not in the human family tree. Instead they will understand people were created specially in God's image. Workshop participants will make a cool “God Made Me” zipper pull to take home.
Ruth and her husband Steve Carter coordinate the volunteer program for Answers in Genesis. The daughter of missionaries, Ruth was raised in Africa (where she saw many monkeys) and has many years of experience as a children’s teacher and curriculum writer. She also presents the energetic workshop, Answers for Kids: Fun with Fossils Jr.
Taught by Mrs. Ruth Carter, this interactive session about the marvels of Creation Week will fascinate kids. Using a giant magnetic puzzle and a series of seven large mystery bags, she keeps children’s interest as the lesson unfolds. A craft will reinforce the content of the hour, and every child who learns the key phrases for Creation Week will walk away with a special souvenir!
Do you know the Seven C’s of history? Join Dr. Terry Mortenson, speaker for Answers in Genesis, for a fun and educational workshop about history from a biblical perspective. The “Seven C’s” (Creation, Corruption, Catastrophe, Confusion, Christ, Cross, Consummation) help us remember the big events which have affected—and will continue to affect—the history and future of the universe.
This program covers Creation, the Fall, the Flood, Christ, and the Gospel. Dr. Mortenson will employ graphics, rocks, fossils, and other fun visual aids in a time designed to equip your kids with the biblical answers they need in today’s world. They will enjoy lively interaction with Dr. Mortenson as they learn vital truths related to the Gospel.
Discover the first Christmas from the perspective of the Bible’s true history. Families will experience an engaging, educational, and action-packed hour as they discover the identity of God’s greatest gift. Children will also enjoy the opportunity to make a fun craft that will help them remember that, nearly 2000 years ago, Jesus was born in Bethlehem, the first Christmas Town. This seasonal workshop is only available in the month of December.
Ruth and her husband Steve Carter coordinate the volunteer program for Answers in Genesis. The daughter of missionaries, Ruth was raised in Africa and has many years experience as a children’s teacher and curriculum writer. She also presents the energetic Fun with Fossils Jr. workshop, and Monkey Business.
Are you fascinated by the amazing living things found in the world around you? These programs explore the incredible variety of creatures seen today within the created kinds. Experience everything from carnivorous plants to a wide variety of reptiles.
These Science Series workshops are sponsored by Bob Jones University.
Join herpetologist Rick Teepen as he presents the ever-popular workshop, Snakes Alive, featuring many live reptiles that showcase God’s creative hand. As you interact, you'll see these amazing creatures display features that could only be created by an intelligent designer—God.
Imagine what would the world be like if you were the size of an insect or small animal. This could certainly change your perspective of plants—and so can the Cursed Plants workshop! Join Ron Dudek as he explores the mysterious world of carnivorous plants.”
Embark on an amazing flight through the world of the pigeon and dove. Did you know that there are over 250 varieties of pigeons and doves? Ever since Noah released the dove from the Ark (Genesis 8:8), these birds have had a close relationship with mankind.
Join pigeon fancier Greg West for a fascinating look at an amazing variety of birds. With live birds on display, you will learn about several types of pigeons and doves. You may encounter a homing pigeon, tumbler, a giant runt, or another amazing avian. Make sure you bring a camera to this exciting show.
Have you ever watched a honey bee and wondered what the buzz is all about, or enjoyed the sweetness of a drop of golden honey and thanked God for His creation of the honey bee?
Come and find out what makes this little insect so amazing and why it is such a blessing from God. You will also discover why one of God’s promises to the Israelites to give them a land “flowing with milk and honey” shows the “sweetness” of God. Join beekeeper Doug Nelson to examine some of the amazing features of the honey bee and the blessings we receive from them.