Texas Museum to Demonstrate ‘the Magnificent Harmony Between Science and the Bible’

ICR museumDALLAS – A Texas-based creation science organization has unveiled plans to build a state-of-the-art museum that will teach youth and adults alike the biblical account of the history of creation.

The Institute for Creation Research (ICR) is a Christian group headquartered in Dallas that conducts scientific research and educates people on the Bible’s teachings via a variety of outreaches. This year, after more than four decades of ministry and many years of planning and preparation, ICR announced plans to build a 30,000-square foot creation science museum adjacent to their offices in Dallas.

ICR’s CEO Dr. Henry Morris announced the museum plans in the September issue of Acts & Facts magazine.

“For several years, I’ve been hesitant to move forward with our hope to build a museum and planetarium in the Dallas/Fort Worth area—in spite of the desperate need—because the funding seemed out of reach,” Morris wrote in the magazine.

“No longer,” he then stated, explaining that a number of ICR’s supporters have generously donated funds for the museum, which allows the project to move forward. Land for the museum was purchased in 2010.

Morris says the well-funded promotion of evolution from other museums burdened him to move forward with the creation museum project.

“When the news broke in 2008 that the Perot family had given $50 million to fund a new science and nature museum in downtown Dallas, the early publicity celebrated the fact that the new project would display the ‘wonders of evolution,’” he wrote in the November issue of Acts & Facts. “That news broke my heart, and I became burdened to find a way to somehow counter that message, particularly since it would affect countless children and families who might never know about the tremendous evidence of God’s design and purpose for their lives.”

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The Dallas Museum of Science and Earth History will reportedly feature engaging, state-of-the-art exhibits, including holograms and a 3D planetarium.

“In this age of technology and visual media, interactive museum exhibits and engaging presentations in a state-of-the-art planetarium and lecture hall will be a highly effective avenue for ministry,” a promotion for the museum from ICR says.

Jayme Durant, executive editor of Acts & Facts, said the museum will one day reach people who may not otherwise hear the gospel and the biblical creation account.

“We are praying the museum will help equip Christians to share the creation message in a compelling way, bringing truth to a world drowning in evolutionary philosophy,” she wrote. “Many people live apart from God without meaning or purpose—oblivious to how we all got here—and we want to reach them.”

ICR’s website highlights the need for a biblical creation museum to counter the dire spiritual condition of younger generations.

“Our children are heading down the road to destruction,” the site says. “Young people are convinced that faith and science are incompatible.”

“ICR is ready to build a place to demonstrate how science confirms the Bible,” the site adds.

Other ministries and organizations have designed and built museums and facilities to bring the Bible’s historical accounts to life. As previously reported, Kentucky-based Answers in Genesis began construction on a full-sized replica of Noah’s Ark near Cincinnati. The ark is scheduled to open to the public on July 7, 2016.

Dallas Museum of Science and Earth History from Institute for Creation Research on Vimeo.


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  • Nidalap

    Coolsville! 🙂

    • WorldGoneCrazy

      I’m also looking forward to the Green family’s Bible Museum in DC.

    • Becky


  • Michael Todd

    Build it! I’ll be there.

  • acontraryview

    “I’ve been hesitant to move forward with our hope to build a museum and planetarium in the Dallas/Fort Worth area—in spite of the desperate need”

    There are multiple museums and two existing planetariums in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Doesn’t seem to be a “desperate need”.

    What DOES seem to be a “desperate need” in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area is for additional funds to feed the hungry, care for the sick, and house the homeless. Odd they feel that a museum/planetarium is the best use of their money.

    • http://www.bing.com/ Martin Smit

      People led astray by false science at existing museums and planetariums will continue to provide a vast supply of newly sick, hungry and homeless for many years to come. Send the policy makers to hear the truth at the museum they do not fund to propagate government religion, and then maybe they will have a little more care for the wellbeing of their fellow man, who is more than an accident of absurd statistics.

      • acontraryview

        “People led astray by false science at existing museums and planetariums will continue to provide a vast supply of newly sick, hungry and homeless for many years to come.”

        How, exactly, are those things tied together?

        • http://www.bing.com/ Martin Smit

          They are tied together by logic, reason, economics and morality. While you are a foreigner to these systems of thought you will be unable to ask proper questions.

          • acontraryview

            “They are tied together by logic, reason, economics and morality.”

            How so?

      • Designer Genes

        You have it backwards. Creationist so-called “museums” provide the misinformation to dumb down children and make them incompetent in the scientific fields of study, which rely on logic and reasoning.

  • Paul Ferguson

    Make no mistake, there is no ‘harmony,’ magnificent or otherwise, between science and the creation story. The position that there is makes a mockery of the objective work of biologists, geologists, physicists, archaeologists, paleontologists, and astronomers everywhere. The evidence for evolution is beyond compelling; it is overwhelming, even undeniable — that is by rational, unbiased minds. I welcome any rational argument which can be defended by corroborated data; the creation story — and a story is all it is — simply cannot be defended without disregarding fundamental scientific principles. I would urge anyone who supports the construction of this “museum” to review the debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham at the existing creationism “museum” and note how Ham is forced to invent a distinction between what he calls “observational science” and “historical science.” Understand that such a distinction simply does not exist, and that, to imply that one does, is to imply that the natural laws of science were suspended or somehow changed in the past, and thus are not to be trusted when studying such fields as geology, archaeology, or paleontology. Understand, further, that if the natural laws of science are not to be trusted, then the very foundation of science is rendered useless and concepts such as gravity, relativity, space-time, and inertia are not to be trusted. We know this to be nonsense. A veritable mountain of evidence stands in opposition of the preposterous position this “museum” stands to irresponsibly and despicably pose as not only plausible, but likely, even definitive. The very idea is a disgrace to science.

  • disqus_SUijHfDO8w

    1 Thessalonians 5:21 states, “But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good.” I know what ICR stands for and its unbiblical rubbish. This kind of “museum” is only going to drive more people who are scientifically literate away from the Christian faith. Sad to see these organizations spending millions to build something that’s going to do damage when they could be building homeless shelters and providing for the needy like Christ commanded.