Dr. Crawley’s Insectorium is one of the many new exhibits that keep the Creation Museum fresh and exciting as we head into our sixth year of operation.
The new exhibit, which is located near the Palm Plaza and downstairs from the world-class Dinosaur Den, is sure to become one of the more memorable features of the museum.
As you enter the exhibit, you will be transferred into a world of staggering beauty, stunning acrobatic feats, ceaseless variety, and spectacular weirdness. You’ll learn interesting facts, such as, not all insects are bugs, but all bugs are insects, and more!
The collection represents a lifetime of collecting by Dr. Crawley, who began his interest in these creatures during a merit badge project as a kid. Wherever his travels took him, he would venture out and add to his collection.
“The goal of every collector,” Dr. Crawley says, “should be to share his collection with others.” The insects are beautifully displayed in cases that are lit from behind and guests will be delighted with the amazing detail they’ll be able to see in these creatures.
The exhibit features an animatronic person, named Dr. Arthur Pod, who answers visitors’ questions about these incredibly designed insects. One of the beetles weighs almost a half of a pound!
This world-class collection rivals the quality seen at the Smithsonian, is interactive and fun, and was largely funded by our “Membership with a Mission” program. This program gives members the opportunity to see first-hand how their support goes directly toward the development of new exhibits and features.
It’s amazing to see how one man’s love of the ministry of Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum combined with a love of collecting these creatures has blossomed into this amazing exhibit.