Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | May 22, 2008

12. CMT 9th Stop: Santee, CA

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Coyote Mystery Tour

Today we continue our 9,150-mile virtual tour across the US and Canada, visiting all the creation museums in North America while passing through 26 states and 3 provinces. We’ve completed 4,385 miles of the tour so far with 4,765 yet to go.

Continue the tour from Crosbyton, TX by driving about 1,065 miles west to Santee, CA. The ninth stop on the Creation Museum Tour (aka Coyote Mystery Tour) is the Museum of Creation and Earth History in Santee.

Museum: Creation and Earth History Museum
Location: Santee, CA in northeast metro San Diego. See the Red Star on map at right (click to enlarge).
Sponsors: Formerly the Institute for Creation Research and now Life & Light Foundation Ministries.
Founder: Dr. Henry Morris, father of the modern creation movement, founded ICR in 1970 as the research division of Christian Heritage College. It became autonomous in 1981. The museum opened in 1992.
Contact Info: 619-599-1104
10946 Woodside Ave. North, Santee, CA 92071
Hours: 10 am to 5 pm Monday-Saturday, 1-5 pm Sunday. See Hours.
Admission: Adults $8, Kids $3, Seniors and Active Military $6. Tickets are good for two days.

ICR’s mission is to “equip believers with evidence of the Bible’s accuracy and authority through scientific research, educational programs, and media presentations, all conducted within a thoroughly biblical framework.”

The ICR graduate school began its degree program in 1981. It offers a Master of Science degree in Science Education with minors in astro/geophysics, geology, biology, and general science.

Museum of Creation and Earth History
Santee, California

The Creation and Earth History Museum is a 4,000-square-foot sequence of rooms and corridors built around the theme, “A Walk Through History.” The displays chronicle earth’s history from Creation to the present. The walk begins with a section devoted to each of the Six Days of Creation followed by the Garden of Eden and then entrance into a world of sin and death.

Next is a model of Noah’s Ark and extensive information about the Flood. Geologic strata, river canyons, volcanoes, and fossils are explained as relics of the Flood.

The Canyon Wall room explains how the Grand Canyon may have formed in only weeks following the Flood. A Mt. St. Helens exhibit uses these recent volcanic events of 1980 to show how the Grand Canyon could have formed quickly.

An Ice Age Room explains the Ice Age as a consequence of the Flood. Noah’s great-grandson Nimrod built the Tower of Babel. The museum displays a conjectured model of the tower and artifacts from ancient cultures that were dispersed over the earth.

Eventually the walk through history reaches the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus with a clear presentation of the good news that the world’s Creator has become its Savior.

The Christian era follows with displays on the apostolic and early Church periods, the Renaissance, and the Reformation. There’s a Dueling Scholars Hall lined with pictures of prominent protagonists on both sides of the Creation/Evolution issue.

July 27, 2019 Update:
When ICR moved from Santee, CA to Dallas, TX in 2008, the Museum of Creation and Earth History was sold. Life & Light Foundation Ministries now operates the museum and changed the name to Creation and Earth History Museum.

ICR is building a new museum in Dallas. The ICR Discovery Center for Science and Earth History is scheduled to open on Labor Day, September 2, 2019. I did a preliminary tour in December 2017 and can highly recommend the museum.

ICR Discovery Center for Science and Earth History
Dallas, Texas

The museum helps visitors discover how science confirms creation and how reliable science affirms the accuracy of the Bible. The museum features a world-class planetarium and state-of-the-art exhibits. It provides a Bible-based journey through earth history with live science presentations to help visitors see earth history and science from a Biblical worldview.
ICR Contact Info: 800-337-0375
1806 Royal Lane
Dallas, Texas 75229

Both these museums, the Creation and Earth History Museum in Santee, CA, and the ICR Discovery Center for Science and Earth History in Dallas, TX, are well worth visiting.

For Christ and His Kingdom. Soli Deo Gloria.

This is the twelfth post in the Coyote Mystery Tour series of 14 articles on creation museums in North America. This was a vacation trip planned for the summer of 2008.
Read the prequels:
1. Coyote Mystery Tour
2. Coyote Mystery Tour: Guesses
3. Coyote Mystery Tour Revealed
4. CMT 1st Stop: Strasburg, PA
5. CMT 2nd Stop: Petersburg, KY
6. CMT 3rd Stop: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
7. CMT 4th Stop: Arcadia, FL
8. CMT 5th Stop: Pensacola, FL
9. CMT 6th Stop: Branson, MO
10. CMT 7th Stop: Glen Rose, TX
11. CMT 8th Stop: Crosbyton, TX

Read the sequel:
13. CMT 10th Stop: Big Valley, Alberta

Read May 2008’s Bible-Science newspaper column Age of the Earth 1 — Essentials.

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