Wednesday, February 10, 2021

The Creation Museum - Outside Grounds

This week's travel post is part two of a series of our visit to see our grandchildren in Carmel, Indiana.  If you want to start at the beginning, go HERE. Other posts in chronological order are HERE and HERE!

My husband and I believe in the Biblical view of creation, meaning, we believe the earth was created in six days by God.  The Creation Museum, located in St. Petersburg, Kentucky is a 75,000 square foot facility that walks the visitor through the pages of Bible to show how God created the earth.  It is truly a beautiful and inspirational place that strengthens your faith in God the creator.  

There is so much to do at The Creation Museum that it takes the entire day to see it all!  In addition to the museum, there is the botanical gardens, a planetarium, a petting zoo, a playground, special speakers, a 4D special effects movie, and zip lines!  Almost everything is included with the price of admission except the planetarium and zip lines.   Because there is so much to do,  I am dividing my day at The Creation Museum into two posts.  This week I will cover the outside grounds:  the playground, petting zoo, and botanical gardens.  And next week I will cover the museum itself.

We were staying at my children's home in Carmel, Indiana the week we went to The Creation Museum.  It is only an hour and forty five minutes from their home.  Even though it was September it was a very hot day, so we decided to do all the outside stuff in the cool of the morning before it got too hot.  After almost two hours in the car, the kiddos were ready to stretch their legs, so we decided to let them enjoy the playground first.

The playground is state-of-the-art with lots of really fun equipment you don't find at just any park.  My grandkids, and even the adults, loved this playful zip line.

In keeping with the creation theme of the park, there are dinosaurs to climb on.

Of course the musicians in the family enjoyed the musical games.

Alethea really got a kick out of a zip line made just for kids.

Atticus thought the playhouse was the coolest thing ever.

My son, the percussionist, teaching Alethea a little bit about the xylophone.

After some time at the playground, we then headed over to the petting zoo:  The Eden Animal Experience.

Here guests can have a hands-on experience with God's amazing creatures.

I love how this little critter seems just as curious about my husband as he does about him!   And, I think it's time I bought my hubby a new hat too!  😁

Most of the animals are touchable and they also have scheduled animal shows.

After some time at the playground and the zoo, it was now grandma's time to have some fun...although I think the whole family enjoyed the botanical gardens as much as I did.  The gardens were absolutely breathtaking, and my favorite part of the entire museum.  

There are ten themed gardens with a variety of waterfalls and a three acre lake.  The themes of the gardens are:  the Bog Garden, the Butterfly/Hummingbird Garden, the Circle Garden, the Courtyard Garden, the Dry Creek Garden,  the Entrance Garden, the Koi Pond Garden, the Lake Garden, the Rainforest Garden, and the Woodland Garden.

All the gardens are connected by beautiful paved paths and many interesting bridges. This fun bridge was in the Bog Garden.

This beautiful curved bridge is in the Koi Pond garden.

Here you see two bridges at once in the Woodland Garden along with a pretty waterfall.

There is an amazing boardwalk that goes right over the entire length of the lake and winds up at a beautiful gazebo.  

A fun suspension bridge is located in the Rainforest Garden.

This was the perfect spot to stop and take some family photos,

There are numerous dinosaur topiaries and statues located throughout the gardens for the children's delight.  They are lit up at night.  I would love to see this garden and these dinosaurs at night!

The Rainforest Garden was one of my favorite gardens!

The boardwalk across the lake gave us a great opportunity to see lily pads and flowers close up.  

Just look at the size of the lily pad!  Amazing, isn't it?

I absolutely loved this plaque.  I could put this in my own garden, only change the name to Amy, because I feel exactly the same way!

Alethea sure loved running on the boardwalk!

I hope you enjoyed my little tour of the outside grounds of The Creation Museum.  Be sure to come back next week to see what is inside!

Have A Great Day!  Amy

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  1. The museum looks like a wonderful travel destination. Adding it to my list!

  2. Oh my goodness; those botanical gardens are amazing!!

    1. I was so impressed! I enjoyed the gardens more than the museum.

  3. The outside grounds are very beautiful.

  4. I so enjoyed this Amy. My husband would love that museum.

  5. I would really love to visit this place sometime. I don't even think I've ever been to Kentucky before! What a neat concept and it looks beautiful. And, the kids seem to be having a good time (and, oh my have they grown!!).


  6. It looks so fun! What a beautiful garden to walk through too! I'm amazed at the size of the Lily pads, I don't think I've ever seen them so big before!

    Hope you are having a nice weekend :) We had fun with the family celebrating Lunar New Year today :)

    Away From Blue

    1. Weren't those lily pads amazing? Thanks for stopping by, and happy Lunar New Year!

  7. Wow, that really is a lot to take in! How wonderful to have something for all ages.

    I'm so glad to see you at 'My Corner of the World' this week!

  8. Wow, what a great place to spend to the day! I know this is just the outdoors part of the museum but I can't get enough of how gorgeous it is especially the botanical gardens. I can see myself just enjoying the view for hours! I know that my son would love the playground especially the zip line! We actually found a similar one at a park where we live a couple of days ago. He was so excited to get on it. Unfortunately, he is still too short and even with my help we couldn't quite get it right! :( I am looking forward to your review on the museum. I hope you had a great weekend and happy Monday!

    Maureen |

    1. Thanks Maureen. Yes, I was so surprised at how beautiful the grounds were. The gardens were nicer than most botanical gardens I see.

  9. I love a good swinging bridge. Sheila has a nice garden! It looks fun.

    1. Yes, the bridges were all so fun and added so much interest to the gardens.

  10. What a beautiful place to visit. The grounds look amazing and it sounds like there is so much to see!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  11. I miss those excursion :c ,Thanks for sharing with garden Affair ,The lotus bloom are marvelous.

    1. Yes, it was nice to be able to see in these trying times.

  12. Wow! Thanks so much! That is great news! I so appreciate it.

  13. Loved this post. I had never heard of the Creation Museum but have now added it to my "bucket list". Can't wait to see the inside. Have a wonderful day!

    1. Thank you. I'm so surprised at the number of comments I've received from people who never heard about the Creation Museum. It really is such a unique and special place. I'm glad this post has made more people aware of it. Be sure to check out my latest post where I cover the inside of the museum.


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