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
Genesis 1:16 says, “Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also.” On this tour you will discover that, truly, the "heavens declare the glory of God." (Psalm 19:1).
Join astronomer Dr. Danny Faulkner for a guided tour of the Creation Museum’s astronomy exhibits. You’ll learn about our historic planetarium projector—which was used to train NASA’s Mercury astronauts—and how it differs from the digital projection technology found in the Stargazer’s Planetarium. Dr. Faulkner will also provide a detailed explanation of the museum’s meteorite collection as well as a closer look at the Johnson Observatory.
Tour participants wear an audio device enabling them to easily hear the speaker. If you would like to participate in one of our tours and desire an ASL interpreter, please contact us a least one month in advance so that we can make arrangements to meet your need.
This program is free with paid museum admission or museum membership and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Children under age five will not receive an audio device.
Dr. Danny R. Faulkner: Dr. Danny R. Faulkner earned graduate degrees in physics and astronomy and is distinguished professor emeritus at the University of South Carolina Lancaster, where he taught over 26 years.