As I write this, the ICR Discovery Center for Science & Earth History is buzzing with activity. Skilled technicians are installing finishing touches to exhibits, and ICR staff members are making final preparations to welcome visitors—hopefully, you and your family will be among them! So, what can you expect when you visit the ICR Discovery Center?
Your family will enjoy hours of fun while learning about the Creator’s handiwork. You can watch a planetarium show—options include Creation in the Solar System and Secret Ocean (3-D).
On opening day, ICR scientists and scholars will offer their latest research in live presentations in the auditorium throughout the day. You’ll also learn about their findings in exhibits throughout the Discovery Center. Dr. Brian Thomas’ dinosaur soft tissue research affirms the biblical timeline of thousands—not millions—of years, and Dr. Jeff Tomkins’ DNA study demonstrates that humans and chimps are far less similar than evolutionists claim. Dr. Tim Clarey’s exploration of Earth’s sedimentary layers provides new evidence for and understanding of Noah’s worldwide Flood, while physicist Dr. Jake Hebert’s investigations shed light on climate, weather, the Ice Age, and global warming claims.
Learn from early scientists, too. In our Founders of Science exhibit, Isaac Newton, Johannes Kepler, Louis Pasteur, Michael Faraday, and others tell us in their own words about the important foundations of science.
In the exhibit hall, you’ll journey through history, beginning with the origins of the universe, Garden in Eden, and the worldwide Flood. Explore what life was like on Noah’s Ark. Witness the changes in Earth after the catastrophic Flood, and learn how Mount St. Helens demonstrates that the global Flood could’ve carved Grand Canyon. Discover how dragons and dinosaurs fit with the Bible. Then enjoy a break in the Ice Age Theater.
You’ll also have an opportunity to ponder the life of Christ. Our final exhibits present the Bible’s account of His resurrection and proclaim Jesus Christ as the Creator who came to Earth and promised to return and make all things new in His creation.
The immersive experience, animatronic creatures, talking portraits, holograms, and dinosaurs will enthrall the youngest visitors. They’ll learn the sequence of events in Earth’s history as they pass through the exhibits, which will provide a biblical framework they can build on for the rest of their lives. Students and adults will have opportunities to dig deeper for the evidence that supports the Bible’s events and timeline, and they’ll see how science affirms what the Bible says.
In the ICR Discovery Store, you’ll find resources that magnify our Creator and answer questions about faith and science. Your family can also enjoy some time in the ICR Discovery Park adjacent to the parking lot, and, in case you didn’t see everything during your first tour through the Discovery Center, you can head back into the DC for more presentations, shows, resources, and exhibits.
For tickets, parking details, hotel discounts and accommodations, and other information to plan your visit, go to ICRdiscoverycenter.org. Membership packages are also available for those who plan to visit throughout the year.
We’re excited as we get ready to welcome you and your family on Monday, September 2. Please join us as we celebrate this new opportunity to share the wonders of creation with the world.
* Jayme Durant is Director of Communications at the Institute for Creation Research.