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.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.
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.
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: