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
Prepare for a night of stargazing, learn how to impress your friends, and experience the wonder of God’s creation all at once at the Creation Museum.
In astronomer Dr. Danny Faulkner’s workshop Astronomy Live, you’ll get to take a look at that specific night’s sky in the planetarium while he takes you on a tour of the constellations and planets overhead. In this workshop you can take note of which constellations are visible that night so you can spot them yourself later that evening when you get home. It’s also a great way to learn to impress your friends with your stellar knowledge of the night sky.
And don’t lose heart if you think you have a weak imagination. Dr. Faulkner always puts up stick figures and superimposes artwork on the planetarium screen so you won’t have any trouble identifying the stars and constellations at hand.
Learning to identify the stars and constellations is cool enough, but actually, astronomy has a lot to do with the Bible and God’s creation. That’s why we have such a vast array of astronomy programs at the Creation Museum.
Take Pleiades and Orion. Are you familiar with those constellation names? Maybe you’re thinking of Amos 5:8, “He made the Pleiades and Orion; He turns the shadow of death into morning and makes the day dark as night.” Find out in Dr. Faulkner’s workshop why perhaps the Bible does mention those two constellations side by side.
Or, what do the big and little dipper have to do with the age of the earth? It’s fascinating to learn about the history of Ursa Major and Minor (of which the big and little dippers are a part) and how the identification of these constellations in ancient times worldwide is a testimony of God creating the earth in six literal days as described in Genesis.
Plus, learn from Dr. Faulkner how Christians should respond to the zodiac—and about the solar system’s orientation that indicates Creation, not billions of years of evolutionary history.
The best thing is, you can take the Astronomy Live workshop every time you visit the museum because what you’ll see in the night sky is different every day of the year. Now that’s awesome! Just be sure to check out the museum calendar before your trip so that you coordinate your travel plans with this workshop.