The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum are reopening on June 8! Note that dining, theaters, and other offerings have been enhanced to help you stay healthy.
What to know before you visit

Beauty Is Skin Deep

We take so much for granted. Inside our bodies, unseen biological machines work night and day to keep us alive, and we hardly ever think about them. Our organs are easy to forget because they’re all beneath the surface, out of sight, right? Well, the biggest organ of all is right there on the outside for all the world to see! That’s right, our skin is a complex organ, constantly working to keep us going, and most of us are completely unaware of its importance.

Beauty Is Skin Deep is part of the Discover the Truth series presented by Dr. David Menton. He is known for highly entertaining and informative presentations, and this is certainly no exception.

In Beauty Is Skin Deep, you will see that your skin offers so much more than meets the eye. Using a light microscope and electron micrographs, Dr. Menton will show you the amazing types of cells and tissues that make up the skin and will explain their roles in your well-being. For example, a thin layer of dead skin cells covers the epidermis and keeps us from drying out at a rate that could be fatal in just a few hours. Pigment cells make little “umbrellas” that protect the genetic information in the skin cells from potentially harmful rays of the sun. Sweat glands allow us to cool our bodies and work under high-temperature conditions. The complexity of a single hair, as seen in the scanning electron microscope, should alone be evidence of God’s creative powers.

Private Programs

You can book private workshops for groups (subject to availability). The minimum group size is 35 and the maximum is 90. To book your private event, please email our programs team or call 888-582-4253 ext. 229.

Dr. David Menton: Dr. Menton holds a PhD from Brown University and served as a professor at Washington University for 34 years. He retired as an associate professor emeritus and now serves with Answers in Genesis.

Learn more about Dr. David Menton