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
When was the last time you looked up at the night sky and gazed in wonder at God’s amazing creation in the heavens? For many of us, busy schedules and bright city lights often distract from the majesty that shines overhead.
News headlines in recent days have featured for the first time astonishingly clear photos of Pluto. For many of us, seeing the first clear photos of Pluto may cause us to ponder the enormity of the universe for a few moments, but then it’s back to the daily grind of our lives. Pluto is three billion miles away, which at perihelion in its highly elliptical orbit is 30 times the distance from Earth to the sun. To think that Pluto is still in our solar system, and there’s a vast universe beyond, is a tribute to the wonders of God’s creative ability. Yet with all these huge thoughts about God, He knows everything about every tiny molecule that He created!
With the summer crowds and bright sky at the Creation Museum, you have the opportunity to pause for 20 minutes or so to sit back, gaze, and be guided through the heavens in our Stargazer’s Planetarium!
There are several planetarium programs that are part of the regular schedule in the Stargazer’s Room. The Created Cosmos presentation sends museum guests on a tour of the universe multiple times each day. Touring the solar system, nebulae, galaxies, and other parts of the universe will inspire and challenge you as you consider the vastness of what God spoke into existence.
When we consider how very small our planet Earth is in the scope of the universe, it’s an overwhelming thought that God chose to not only create us in His image, but that He also loved us enough to send His Son to pay the penalty for our sins. Could there be anything more important to occupy our thoughts?