Friday, January 18, 2013

Trouble For the Creation Museum?

I missed this story when it came out in November of last year but it appears that the Creation Museum has been having a bit of a problem pulling new people in.  James McNair of the Cincinnati City Beat reports:
The Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky., created quite an uproar in 2007 when it opened with exhibits showing early humans co-existing with dinosaurs. Five years later, the public fascination with that take on paleoanthropology seems to be fading.

This week, the museum told CityBeat that attendance for the year ended June 30 came to 254,074. That amounts to a 10 percent drop from last year’s 282,000 and is the museum’s fourth straight year of declining attendance and its lowest annual attendance yet. The $27 million museum drew 404,000 in its first year and just over 300,000 each of the next two.
It is possible that the economy is quite a bit to blame, since they are certainly not the only organization that is having trouble. They have raised ticket prices for adults from 24.95 to 29.95. I still have not darkened their doors. Despite the curiosity, I just can't see supporting such a misguided venture.


  1. Yes, it sounds like an effect of the poor economic situation to me. If they have to close their doors and sell, I hope a more scientifically-grounded Christian museum can step in to its place.

  2. The bad economy is (at least partly) to blame for poor attendance and Ken Ham is raising ticket prices? Looks like his view of supply and demand economics is as rigorous as his science.
    Perhaps Mr. Ham's brainchild will soon have more in common with dinosaurs.

  3. To be fair, the economy is bad everywhere and yet prices for everything including groceries and gas are up. Having said that, That is still a pretty high-priced tag for just a museum.