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An Impromptu Trip to Cincinnati: Zoo and Creation Museum

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Last Wednesday my husband and I decided to make an impromptu trip to Cincinnati to visit the zoo and Creation Museum. We don’t usually do this. It’s not that easy to get a group of 10 people ready to go on vacation. But the kids were as excited as us, so we did it! My oldest son and I went to Solo and Ensemble contest Saturday morning where he played a violin solo, sax solo, and sax duet. I accompanied on the piano for his solos. Then, I took him to musical rehearsal where his siblings were  already practicing. They are working on the musical Robin Hood. (More on that later!) We picked the kids up at 2 p.m. and headed to Cincinnati!

On Sunday we went to the Cincinnati Zoo.

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My favorite animals at the zoo were the manatees!  Here is the baby.

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I thought this monitor lizard was neat because it really reminded me of a dinosaur — which we were going to see a lot of at the Creation Museum the next day.

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One of the things we did at the Creation Museum was a workshop on Ice Age animals with Buddy Davis.

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The kids did a “sculpture” of a saber tooth tiger out of clay.

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This cute chameleon reminded us of the movie “Tangled.”

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The museum is full of incredible exhibits to help understand creation science.  Here is an example.  See at the top the casts of the skull bones found for “Lucy,” the so-called ape-man.  The bones don’t give you an idea of the face, but see how different versions make it look more like an ape or more like a human.

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This exhibit talks about the Bible being written by different men such as Abraham, Moses, King David, and the Apostle Paul.

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The Garden of Eden is beautiful.

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A zebra/horse and a zebra/donkey.  They are able to mate so they are part of the same horse “kind.”  There only needed to be 2 horse kinds on the ark to have all the varieties we see today.

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My two oldest boys and second daughter did a zip line!

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  2. Fun! We are going to try and get to the Creation Museum later this year.

    1. This is a great year to go–kids 12 and under are free in 2014! (That will save you $15.95 each.) And the tickets are good for 2 consecutive days. We couldn’t fit it all in one day, so it was nice to spend a little more time there the next day.

  3. Impromptu trips are the best! Good for you all! We visited the CM last year and had a blast. I hope we can go again in the future! Blessings, Sarah

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