Monkey Business

Workshop Tickets


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Tickets for this workshop are available from Guest Services on arrival.

Just about everyone enjoys watching the antics of monkeys and apes. Whether they are swinging from a branch, eating some fruit, or stretched out for a snooze in the sun, these creatures often bring smiles to people’s faces. Why do you think that is? Do you think it’s because they sort of look like us? Some scientists say that humans came from ape-like creatures, that apes are our ancestors. Join us for Monkey Business, and discover the truth about humans and apes.

Some scientists teach stories about so-called “ape men” as if they truly existed and are links that connect humans to supposed ape-like ancestors. Don’t believe it! When we look at what the Bible says about the first man and woman, we discover an entirely different account. Since the Bible is God’s word, it can be completely trusted. It is a totally accurate history book, so we can look to it to tell us how humans came to exist. When you read the Bible you discover that Adam and Eve, the first humans, were specially created by God, in His own image. There are no apes in our family tree.

Plan to attend Monkey Business and learn about so-called “ape men” like Lucy, Neanderthals, and Nebraska Man. Discover that they are either fully ape or fully human, but certainly not “ape men.” Sharpen your observational skills so you can notice five differences between an ape skull and a human skull. Learn to think for yourself so you don’t get swept up in the strongly voiced ideas of evolution that will most certainly challenge you in the next few years.

Monkey Business is taught by Mrs. Ruth Carter, who had monkeys as pets during her growing up years in Africa. She was a daughter to missionary parents in the Congo. Ruth graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Nursing. She and her husband supervise the volunteer program at the Creation Museum.

Tickets for this class are just $3.50. The presentation is planned with the upper elementary student in mind, but kids ages 5 through 6th grade may attend. Parents can accompany their children at no additional charge, but do need to reserve a free observer ticket.

Private Programs

Private workshops can be booked for groups (subject to availability). The minimum group size is 25 paid participants (not including free adult observers) and the maximum is 90 people. When you book your group's visit with Group Reservations ask about a private workshop for your group.

Ruth Carter: Ruth Carter grew up in Africa where her parents were missionaries. Ruth has a BS in nursing from the University of Illinois. She and her husband are in charge of the volunteer program at the Creation Museum.