The Creation Museum, a venue aimed at educating people from a biblical creationist viewpoint of history, is in financial trouble and struggling to make ends meet. With declining attendance, the museum has begun to veer into new ventures such as ziplines and sky bridge attractions in order to draw crowds. The biblically themed museum has also taken up a new exhibit dedicated to asking the question of whether dinosaurs were actually dragons. When asked what dragons and ziplines have to do with the museums mission, Mike Zovath the co-founder and vice-president claims that they are irrelevant.
The museum has been the subject of enormous controversy since its founding in May of 2007. Their website describes them as a place that: brings the pages of the Bible to life, casting its characters and animals in dynamic form and placing them in familiar settings. Adam and Eve live in the Garden of Eden. Children play and dinosaurs roam near Eden’s Rivers. The serpent coils cunningly in the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Majestic murals, great masterpieces brimming with pulsating colors and details, provide a backdrop for many of the settings.
The scientific and educational community in America has nearly universally denounced the museum because of its rejection of the theory of evolution and accused the founder, Ken Ham, of misleading the public. The exhibits show mankind living alongside dinosaurs and declares that the planet Earth is only 6,000 years old. Now it seems as if the pro-science community is breathing easier with the knowledge that the free market of ideas is favoring their viewpoint with declining attendance to the museum.