This fascinating class with Dr. David Menton explores bone biology and unveils the elaborate design of our amazing skeletal system. Could all this have come together by dumb luck over millions of years, or was all this intricacy orchestrated by our Creator’s intentional design? You’ll look at your skeleton in a whole new light when you learn about the amazing inner workings and functions of our bones.
Did you know that the bones of our bodies are a perfect blend of both strength and flexibility? If they weren’t strong enough they couldn’t support us and we’d be unable to walk around. On the other hand, if they weren’t flexible enough they’d shatter when we went for a jog. Our life depends on a boney skeleton that is an engineering marvel.
Bones may not look very lively but, if you examine them at the cellular level, you will see that they are hives of activity. Some cells are creating bone while others are busily destroying it. As they work in perfect tandem, the bone grows and is shaped as needed. You’ll see evidence of this via Dr. Menton’s state-of-the-art microscope as it projects the viewing field onto a screen allowing everyone to see.
Examine a full-scale model of an adult skeleton to see how the bones function together. Study boney topics ranging from an infant’s cartilaginous skeleton to osteoporosis. Learn about the growth plates in giants and more.
Dr. Menton holds a PhD in cell biology from Brown University, an Ivy League school. He was associate professor of anatomy at the respected Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis for many years. Through his years of teaching he gained many anecdotal tidbits and stories and he loves sharing his knowledge with Creation Museum guests. Audiences of all ages enjoy Dr. Menton’s well-illustrated (and often humorous) presentations.
Tickets are $3.50 with museum admission. Members and passholders receive a 10% discount for on-site purchases. Purchase your tickets in advance by calling Reservations at 800-721-2298 or buy online.
Private workshops can be booked for groups (subject to availability) at the rate of $3.30 per person. The minimum group size is 25 and the maximum is 90. When you book your group’s visit with Group Reservations ask about a private workshop for your group.
This program is a Science Series Workshop sponsored by Bob Jones University.