The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum are now open daily! Note that dining, theaters, and other offerings have been enhanced to help you stay healthy.
What to know before you visit
The last 24 hours have been extremely icy and cold in the Greater Cincinnati area. The Creation Museum looks like a winter wonderland and even our metal stegosaurus dinosaurs out front are sporting the icy cold look.
The landscaping crew has done an outstanding job keeping the parking lot cleaned off for the staff who have ventured out in this mess.
Once the staff enter the warm building, they stand at the windows looking out over the breathtaking scenery.
The drain spout chains have been completely frozen, but offer an amazing artistic quality to them.
All of the trees and bushes are covered with the ice making them look like a magical glass forest. So far we have not lost many trees or branches. The beautiful winter wonderland God has provided us with has just been dramatic.
Inside, the Museum Team members who have been able to get through the snow and ice, have been working hard to ensure we stay on track for our grand opening. This morning Ken and several of the Museum Team members met to discuss panels and illustrations that will be utilized in the Starting Points room and discussed in further detail changes that still need to be made to ensure this room has all of the key components in it to convey its important message.
Downstairs the artists are continuing to sculpt all kinds of animals and do they ever look real. I cant wait to see the finished product of my favorite bird, the cardinal.
The fabricators continue moving forward on all of the exhibits. The construction of Noahs Ark construction site is going well and across the way the Ark Diorama room is really starting to look like the inside of the Ark this will be a fascinating room once it is done. Work continues on the Tower of Babel and the Winged Bulls are coming together nicely.
Tile is being installed in the Palm Plaza Café area and it is really nice. Once this space is completed it is going to be a great place to come together and talk about what you have seen as you walked through the museum.