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
The ear and the eye are amazingly complex organs that allow us to sense the world around us. But are they the result of a cosmic accident or the work of a highly intelligent Creator? After experiencing The Hearing Ear and The Seeing Eye you will have no doubt that the ear and the eye could not have evolved.
As you study the ear, you will learn the functions of the outer, middle and inner ear. It’s amazing how sound waves are received by your ear, turned into nerve impulses, transported to the brain and interpreted so that you can understand what you just heard. Discover why you get dizzy when you spin around. You’ll even find out that earwax does have a purpose.
During the eye segment, find out how the eye takes in light, uses a lens to form an image, and sends that image as an impulse to the brain where it is translated so that you can recognize what you just saw. Prepare to believe as you are invited to take part in a fun experiment to discover how retinal vessels work. You’ll also learn how many muscles you have in your eyes, how and why cataracts form, and where the expression “the apple of my eye” originated.
Through his years of teaching, Dr. Menton gained many anecdotal tidbits and stories and loves sharing his knowledge with Creation Museum guests. This workshop is recommended for 12 years old and up, but younger budding scientists will be able to learn a lot too.
Private workshops can be booked 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.