Inside the Creation Museum
The Creation Museum is a lavish 27-million dollar edifice devoted to a literal belief in the creation of the world as recounted in the Christian Bible. Created by Answers in Genesis, one of the most prominent creationist groups in America, the Creation Museum paints a history of the world where humans coexisted with dinosaurs, the biblical flood carved the Grand Canyon, and the Earth itself is only 6,000 years old. Despite, or perhaps because of its wholesale rejection of modern scientific consensus, the Creation Museum is popular–it claims to have had almost two million visitors since opening in 2007.
Photographer Brian Finke explored the museum’s many installations including it’s dioramas of Adam and Eve, fiberglass and animatronic dinosaurs and the ‘Culture in Crisis’ and ‘Graffiti Alley’ exhibits that depict AiG’s interpretation of the decline of American culture and family. On Tuesday, February 4, Ken Ham, the founder of the Creation Museum and Answers in Genesis, will debate evolution and creationism with Bill Nye, the scientist, comedian and former host of “Bill Nye The Science Guy,” a science-focused TV show for children.