Anza Borrego Creation Destination

Did you know that the Creation and Earth History Museum offers creation-based field tours and trips?

We are gearing up for our exciting Anza Borrego Geology Tour coming this April! The yearly tour of our local San Diego County deserts is lead by renowned Creation geologist, Dr. Steve Austin, who has lead many geology tours throughout the United States and elsewhere. Dr. Austin is a very accomplished geologist, speaker, and author and is perhaps known best for his work on the nautiloid bed in the redwall limestone of the Grand Canyon or his field work on catastrophism at Mount Saint Helens. You can see more about Dr. Austin and his body of work here:

Dr Steve Austin Creation Field Tour

Dr. Steve Austin – B.S. (Geology), University of Washington, Seattle, WA,1970, M.S. (Geology), San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, 1971, Ph.D. (Geology), Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 1979



2017 Anza Borrego Adventure!

2 Day – 1 Night Creation Destination April 22-23 with tour guide and geologist Dr. Steve Austin. All inclusive trip includes travel, meals, lodging, resource materials and instruction.

Join us as we investigate local geologic evidence in support of a Global Flood, all explained through the lens of a Biblical Worldview!  REGISTER HERE

Observable Science that Confirms the Biblical Record!

Explore God’s Glorious Desert Dwelling Creatures!

Marvel at the Evidence for a World Wide Flood!

Discover Rapid Catastrophic Processes!

Enjoy Comfortable Accommodations, Great Food, and a Night of Star Gazing!

Early Bird rate $275 per person
After March 1 rate increases to $289




For more information call (619)599.1104

The Mouse Pyramids – Creation Minute 4

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The Mystery of the Mouse Pyramids

In the Sahara Desert, there lies a second, lesser known great pyramid mystery: the mystery of the mouse pyramids!




No, not those mouse pyramids.


Mice inhabiting the sandy Sahara desert are continually  found to be building strange stone pyramids in front of the entrances to their burrows. What could be the purpose of such deliberate structures?


The mice have a plan!


Biologists studying these mice have discovered that the mice almost exclusively use round stones to make these small pyramid-like constructions. The rounded shape allows air to flow freely around the smooth stones. During the night the temperature plummets and the stones become chilled, as the sun rises, the air heats up quickly, but the stones take longer to become hot. So moisture from the morning air condenses on the surfaces of the cool rocks and collects between the rounded edges. The mice then lick off the droplets. Believe it or not, this small bit of condensation is the primary source of water for these rodents!

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The same anomaly has been found to occur in at least one species of mouse in Australia, (P. chapmani) but instead of small pyramids, their stone arrangements may be up to three feet across! Again, the rounded stone pyramids provide just the right shape as a dew trap to collect water. So these examples of “mouse ingenuity”  leave those who believe in evolution with some difficult questions. How exactly did these mice learn to design and compose such pyramids to catch the dew? And how did at least two different species, half a world apart, arrive at the same solution to provide their water source for survival?

Our infinitely creative and ingenious God clearly knew that these mice would need a way to survive in these hot landscapes, so He built this essential knowledge into their DNA so they can survive!

He is before all things, and by Him all things consist. Colossians 1:17

*Creation Minute Articles based on excerpts from the book, “Inspired Evidence” by Julie Von Velt and Bruce Malone.

Creation Minutes can be heard on Friendship With God Radio Program by Tom Cantor.

Dinosaurs Amongst the Flowers – Creation Minute 1

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Dinosaurs amongst the Flowers


Did you know that the fossil record clearly shows that dinosaurs walked among flowering plants such as poppies, rhododendron and pachysandra?


Evolutionists claim that plants have evolved over the eons and that the first flowering plant did not come into existence until after the dinosaurs, but secular paleontologists have found that dinosaurs lived amongst many of the same plants and flowers that are still around today!


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Plants in the fossil record show little evidence of evolution through time! Most of these plant and dinosaur fossils were created by the catastrophic worldwide flood of Noah’s day, not slowly over millions of years!


We do not find plants changing over time because God created all plants on the third day of the Creation week! There has been plant variation throughout the last few thousand years, but this is simply variation among the created kinds. There is no fossil evidence of one kind of plant changing into another.


Dinosaurs really did tiptoe through the tulips!


 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
And the evening and the morning were the third day. Genesis 1:12-13

And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. Genesis 1:24, 39



*Creation Minute Articles based on excerpts from the book “Inspired Evidence” by Julie Von Vett & Bruce Malone

Creation Minutes can be heard on Friendship with God Radio program by Tom Cantor

Grandstaircase Adventure Tour


Join us on the Grand Canyon-Grand Staircase Adventure!

The Grand Staircase refers to an immense sequence of sedimentary rock layers that stretch south from Bryce Canyon National Park through Zion National Park and into the Grand Canyon. In the 1870s, geologist Clarence Dutton first conceptualized this region as a huge stairway ascending out of the bottom of the Grand Canyon northward with the cliff edge of each layer forming giant steps.


Trip date: June 5-11 , 2014

7 Days & 6 Night Trip

Hosted by professional creation speaker and field tour guide Russ Miller of Creation, Evolution, Science Ministries

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$1199 per Adult, $799 for Children Ages 7-16

Prices based on double occupancy $300 deposit, balance due 4-1-14   

Grand Staircase:  Few are aware strata layers a mile deep are missing from above the rim of Grand Canyon (only a global flood can explain such erosion). The layers are picked up in The Grand Staircase which includes Bryce and Zion National Parks with remnants found near Grand Canyon.

bryceBryce, often referred to as a cave without a zionceiling, is at the top of the Staircase where the massive erosional event ended, leaving spires, arches and mazes in the multi-colored limestones.  Zion is a part of one of the steps and consists of towering sandstone cliffs and deep slot canyons, adorned in creamy, pink and red hues.

Add the one-day raft trip from the base of Glen Canyon Dam throughcanyon Glen Canyon (above) and Our “Grand Staircase Tour” is one powerful Creation-based journey. 


This trip includes visiting the Grand Canyon – North and South Rim, Zion Canyon, Bryce Canyon, a ½ day raft trip of Colorado River in Glen Canyon, hiking, round trip bus transportation from San Diego, quality hotel accommodations,  3 great meals per day, admission fees, and teaching on a geological evidences for the Genesis flood and the creationist model of life’s origins. Time is running out! Book your tour today!


For more information call 619.599.1104

Register Now for CTI’s Basic Creation Training Course



Basic Creation Training Course

A must course for teens, parents, youth leaders and educators!

Course Instructor: Mike Riddle (President CTI)

This one-day course is designed to prepare Christians to speak about and defend the biblical account of creation with confidence and be better equipped to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Learn how to respond to the claims of evolution; in the workplace, in school, and by your peers.

*Course includes lunch and a 100 page manual.

Creation Training Initiative (CTI) is a biblically-based education and aoplogetics ministry dedicated to equipping and training Christians to defend their faith and to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ effectively. Website: Email:


  • Establishing a biblical worldview
  • Dismantling the 4 pillars of evolution
  • The Genesis Flood, geology and the fossil record
  • Critical thinking and evolution How to handle objections to a 6-day creation

About the Instructor: Mike Riddle is Founder and President of CTI. He is an international speaker and teacher on biblical creation and apologetics. He has been teaching creation for over 30 years and was a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps and national champion in track and field.

When: March 1, 2014

Where: Creation and Earth History Museum – 10946 Woodside Ave. N., Santee, CA (619)599.1104

Time: 8:30am – 5:30pm

Cost: $45

Register Here

Creation Field Tours

Did you know that the Creation & Earth History Museum offers biblically-based field tours every year? These adventurous and exploratory outings feature some pretty spectacular locations right here in the U.S.

Travel with us through the wonders and splendor of God’s Creation so that we may marvel in the glory of the Creator.

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You can book tours and find additional information here:

This year we have three exciting adventures that you can join:

Creation Field Tour – 1

Grand Canyon Raft Trip – August 23-26, 2014 (4 Day 3 Night)

Guides: Russ Miller of CESM

& Jon Albert of Canyon Ministries

$1390 per person

$400 deposit, with the balance due 6/30/14

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Trip includes travel from Las Vegas, NV, 3 meals per day, teaching on geological evidence for Noah’s Flood, teaching on the creationist model of life’s origins, entertainment, hiking, horseback riding, skeet shooting, a thrilling helicopter ride, 3 days of rafting in the Grand Canyon, a jet boat ride, camping accommodations and travel back to Las Vegas. Once you’ve been on this trip, you will realize it is an amazing bargain.





Creation Field Tour – 2

Anza Borrego Desert  – April 5-6, 2014 (2 Day 1 Night)

Guide: Dr. Steve Austin of Logos Research Associates!steve-austin/c1wdx

$229 per person

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The Anza Borrego State Park has something for everyone to enjoy from hiking, to wildlife observation
and incredible views of sweeping landscapes and surprisingly beautiful desert vegetation. In the spring the desert blossoms with all sorts of desert flowers and is home to an array of wildlife including bighorn sheep, rattlesnakes, banded geckos, horned lizards, hummingbirds, coyotes and jack rabbits. You will experience God’s amazing design while traveling through the desert in a 10-wheel ATV. The main focus of this tour is Flood geology as top creation geologist, Dr. Steve Austin guides you along in this fun and informative outdoor adventure. Hotel accommodations and meal included.


Creation Field Tour – 3

Grand Canyon-Grand Staircase Adventure – June 5-11, 2014 (7 Days & 6 Nights)

Guides: Russ Miller of CESM

& Wayne Barber of Purpose Driven Tours

$1199 per Adult, $799 for Children Ages 7-16

$300 deposit, balance due 4-1-14

*Prices based on double occupancy

Includes; visiting the Grand Canyon – North and South Rim, Zion Canyon, Bryce Canyon, ½ Day Raft trip of Colorado River in Glen Canyon, hiking, round trip bus transportation from San Diego, quality hotel accommodations,  3 great meals per day, admission fees, and teaching on geological evidence for Noah’s Flood and the creationist model of life’s origins.


Successful Predictions by Creation Scientists

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Successful Predictions by Creation Scientists


For many years, creation researchers have been studying the biblical record and the world around us to understand the history that God’s Word records. While some of their theories have been discarded as new data came to light, other predictions have been powerfully confirmed. Here are just a few of those predictions and the tests that confirmed them:

Prediction 1Strength of the Planets’ Magnetic Fields

There is evidence that every planet and large moon in our solar system, including earth, has—or once had—a magnetic field surrounding it. And since the earth’s creation, its field has been steadily decaying (losing strength), for which Horace Lamb created a model over 100 years ago. More recently (1984), creationist physicist D. Russell Humphreys developed a theory to explain the strength of the magnetic fields of the earth and the other planets.

Test Result: Voyager 2’s Measurements

If the earth were even 20,000 years old, its magnetic field would have been so strong as to make life impossible, based on the present rate of decay. The theories of Humphreys and Lamb can be used to determine how much the magnetic field of an astronomical object should decay after 6,000 years at the present decay rate. The numbers that resulted from Humphreys’s theory not only matched the strengths of the known magnetic fields at the time but also successfully anticipated Voyager 2’s measurements of the magnetic field of Uranus (in 1986) and Neptune (in 1990). These results not only confirmed a creationist theory but also helped confirm that the solar system really is as young as the Bible claims.

Read: The Earth’s Magnetic Field and the Age of the Earth and Neptune: Monument to Creation

Prediction 2Decay and Helium Release (RATE)

When radioactive elements, such as uranium, decay, particles are released. These particles include helium atoms, which are “slippery” and make their way out of the crystals where they are formed. If uranium has been decaying at the present slow rate over millions and billions of years, most of the helium should have slipped out of rock crystals. If, in contrast, the earth is young and radioactive decay was much more rapid in the past, then we would expect to find lots of helium in the earth’s rocks.

Test Result: New Mexico Drill Site

When rock was tested from a drill site in Fenton Hill, New Mexico, large amounts of helium in crystals were found. This suggests not only that those crystals are only thousands of years old, but also that lots of radioisotope decay (which would require more than a billions of years at today’s rates) had to occur in only thousands of years. This in turn suggests that nothing on the earth can be dated any older than the Bible indicates.

Watch: Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth

Prediction 3Radiohalos in Sandstones

Radiohalos are the evidence of damage caused when radioactive elements within rocks break down. The breakdown of uranium also creates the fast-decaying radioactive element polonium. Geologist Andrew Snelling suggested that if water flowed rapidly through a rock at the time uranium was rapidly decaying, polonium could be concentrated in a separate place from the uranium. If Snelling’s theory were correct, geologists would expect to find more polonium halos wherever additional water was passing through the rock.

Test Result: Smoky Mountains

When Snelling examined metamorphosed sandstones in the Smoky Mountains, he found exactly what he had predicted. Not only do these polonium halos confirm this creationist theory, but they also suggest that many processes were more rapid in the past. Radioactive decay, metamorphism, and cooling of rocks must have been more rapid in the past to fit into a biblical understanding of earth history.

See the research: Testing the Hydrothermal Fluid Transport Model for Polonium Radiohalo Formation: The Thunderhead Sandstone, Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee–North Carolina

Prediction 4Cold Material near the Earth’s Core

In the early 1980s, physicist John Baumgardner developed a creationist theory for the rapid motion of the earth’s crust during the Flood. His theory suggested that the “cold” crust, located beneath the pre-Flood oceans, should have sunk the full 1,800 miles (2900 km) to the base of the earth’s hot mantle, where the temperatures are up to 7,232°F (4000°C). This crust would have melted if it had millions of years to reach the base of the mantle, sinking as slowly as today’s rates. On the other hand, if it sank quickly 4,350 years ago, as Baumgardner’s theory suggested, then piles of those plates should still be found at the base of the mantle, cooler than the mantle around them.

Test Result: Mantle Discovery

It took ten more years before scientists developed the technology capable of “seeing” something like that at the base of the mantle. When that technology was developed, the cold material was discovered, just as Baumgardner’s model had expected. This successful prediction suggests that Baumgardner’s model is true. It also suggests that continents moved rapidly during the Flood and that the Flood occurred only thousands of years ago, just as the Bible suggests.

Discover: Catastrophic Plate Tectonics

Prediction 5Reversal of Earth’s Magnetic Field

All magnetic fields have two distinct poles, a north and a south, and so it is with the earth’s. At various times in the past, however, the earth’s magnetic field has actually switched directions. In each case, the North Pole switched with the South Pole. Since volcanic lava, as it cools, records the direction of the magnetic field at the time of the cooling, the rocks of the earth have recorded these flips of the magnetic field. In 1986, however, D. Russell Humphreys suggested that the turmoil of the Flood caused the magnetic field of the earth to flip rapidly during the Flood. If so, the field must have flipped every couple of weeks or so.

Test Result: Steens Mountain Record

In 1988, a basalt flow was found at Steens Mountain in southern Oregon that did indeed record a flip in the earth’s magnetic field. So far, the only way to explain such a rapid reversal is by the disruption of the young earth’s magnetic field during a global Flood—just as the Bible claims.


The Creation and Earth History Museum Celebrates Museum Day


Creation & Earth History Museum Day

Join us on September 29, 2012 for our big yearly event!

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 DinosaursRay 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

Museum Day at the Creation and Earth History Museum

National Museum Day – September 29th, 2012




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.


About the Creation & Earth History Museum

Creation & Earth History Museum


Take a journey through time and explore the Creation & Earth History Museum a 7500 square foot facilities equipped with exhibits dedicated to the Biblical account of science and history. Our Museum also includes a bookstore gift shop for all your resource needs and an auditorium and conference room to host workshops, events and company rental for your group or team building. Tours for groups of 1-30 are available for a fee of $39, please call 619.599.1104 to book yours today.


Established in 1992 -The museum was designed, built and operated by the Institute for Creation Research for nearly 20 years. Upon ICR’s move to Dallas, Texas in 2008, the museum, along with the building, was sold to Scantibodies Laboratory, Inc. Tom Cantor, the founder and owner of Scantibodies Laboratory, along with his wife Cheryl. They formed a non-profit 501(c)(3) ministry called Life and Light Foundation, from which to run the museum. Now owned and operated by the Life and Light Foundation, the museum will remain a show case for a literal six day young earth creation model, as well as expanding the emphasis on the incredible design found in that creation. With plans for future expansion of the museum and resource center, Life and Light Foundation looks forward to serving the Christian community.

What you need to know:

  • Museum Entrance Fees are: $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, 3$ for children ages 5-12, and FREE for children 4 and under
  • Self-guided tours take at minimum 1.5 hours to complete—many families stay all day! Guided tours are available nearly every day, but must be scheduled at least a week in advance.
  • Bring your camera! Kids especially LOVE our live animals on display!
  • Membership is available and offers you and/or your family free entry and exclusive Creation and Earth History Museum benefits.

Thank you in advance for:

  • Accompanying all children under 12
  • Arriving on time for scheduled tours
  • Enjoying your food, beverage, and gum outside (bottled water is OK; private events excluded from food restrictions)
  • Not smoking on the grounds
  • Understanding only service animals are permitted

For your convenience, the Creation and Earth History Museum offers:

  • Walk thru folding chairs
  • Family restrooms
  • Bookstore and Gift Shop
  • Basic first aid amenities
  • Ice aged air conditioned facilities