Creationist museum opens in Kentucky

It’s super high-tech, too, to make sure it makes a strong impression on the kids.

Evolution is derided at the 60,000-square-foot facility, packed with high-tech exhibits designed by an acclaimed theme-park artist, animatronic dinos and a huge wooden ark. In this Old Testament version of history, dinosaurs appeared on the same day God created other land animals.

The museum also contains fossils, hung in large glass cases in a room visitors spill into after taking a tour of Old Testament history. Ham said most fossils were created by the massive flood detailed in the book of Genesis…

Fancy might best describe the facility’s multimedia rooms, where no expense is spared. After a stop at its digital planetarium, museum guides steer visitors into a 200-seat special-effects theater with seats that quiver as the sound system rumbles. Up on the screen, two angelic characters proclaim to the audience that “God loves science!”

But the creation story found in Genesis is the centerpiece of the museum. Patrons walk through a lush recreation of the Garden of Eden, see life-sized models of Adam and Eve frolic and then get banished. Then it’s on to the era of the Great Flood, where animatronic workers are busy building Noah’s giant ark, which rises two or three stories inside the museum.

Ham enlisted Patrick Marsh, designer of the animatronic “Jaws” monster at Universal Studios in Florida, to oversee the exhibits.

Apparently dinosaurs actually end up on the boat in the Noah’s Ark exhibit. No word on how they went extinct given that they apparently survived the flood.

“Prepare to believe.”

Update: Behold, my friends, the new tyranny.