The Creation and Earth History Museum Celebrates Museum Day
National Christian Apologists to Speak at Opening of Two New Exhibits During Creation & Earth History “Museum Day” Sept. 29
(Santee, Calif.) – August 30, 2012 – National Christian apologists Ray Comfort and Darek Isaacs will speak at the Creation and Earth History Museum’s seventh annual Museum Day on Saturday, September 29. The museum, located at 10946 Woodside Ave. in Santee, will unveil its Age of the Earth and Tabernacle exhibits during the free event, which runs 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“This is the most significant expansion we have offered to San Diego since the opening of the 2,400 square-foot Human Anatomy exhibit in 2011”, said Tom Cantor, founder of Life and Light Foundation that runs the museum. Cantor expects 3,000 people at the event, which averages 2,000 in monthly attendance.
About the Speakers:
Darek Isaacs of Jacksonville, Ala., is founder of the ministry Watchmen 33, which focuses on defending the Bible. Author of The Extinction of Evolution and Dragons or Dinosaurs, he also produced the film Dragons and Dinosaurs. Ray Comfort is a New Zealand-born author, minister, and evangelist well known for his “open air” apologetic encounters accompanied by actor Kirk Cameron. He founded Living Waters Publications and The Way of the Master ministry in Bellflower, Calif.
About the New Exhibits:
The Age of the Earth Cave will present rare minerals and data with explanations defending a
young Earth view while dealing with today’s common dating methods such as carbon 14, radio
isotopes, and helium argon processes. The 300-square-foot exhibit offers the experience of
touring an underground cavern.
The Tabernacle is a 2,015-square-foot expansion to the museum’s building that will feature a theater seating presentation on the Old Testament tabernacle. A narration given by Museum Owner Tom Cantor (a Messianic Jew) will be accompanied by directional light changes highlighting items such as a scaled replica of the Tabernacle, the Holy of Holies and the Ark of the Covenant, and priests in their religious garments using utensils of priestly service. The exhibit models one Cantor already has at a Scantibodies facility in Tecate, Mexico.
Both exhibits are self-guided tours, as are all the museum’s facilities.
The event, which is sponsored by the Smithsonian magazine, also will include a live “Creeping Things” reptile encounter, a petting zoo, animal balloons, and face-painting. Light refreshments will be served throughout the day along with food available for purchase by Krispy Kreme Donuts and Chick-fil-A. The museum’s bookstore will feature new titles, special sales, and raffle prizes during the event.
For more information, visit the museum’s website at www.creationsd.org.
ABOUT THE MUSEUM:
The Creation and Earth History Museum is the oldest Creation Museum in the nation, and one of only a few in the world presenting the Biblical account of science and history. It features interactive learning exhibits on the Six-Day Creation, the Fall of Man, Noah’s Ark and the Worldwide Flood, a Grand Canyon Wall and Fossils, Mt. St. Helens, the Ice Age, Ancient Civilizations, a Dinosaur Garden, Human Anatomy, and the Hall of Scholars. Dr. Henry Morris and the Institute of Creation Research (ICR) launched the museum in 1992. For 20 years, ICR developed and grew the exhibits and school . Upon ICR’s move to Texas in 2008, the entire museum and its contents were sold to Tom Cantor, president of Scantibodies Laboratory, Inc. Mr. Cantor and his wife, Cheryl, founded the non-profit 501c3 Life and Light Foundation, which owns the museum and continues its expansion. Attendance is free to the museum, which is located 20 minutes northeast of downtown San Diego. The museum has an attendance of 30,000 annually.