Creation and Earth History Museum

Creation and Earth History Museum, Santee: Hours, Address, Creation and Earth History Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Creation and Earth History Museum

Creation and Earth History Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
The Creation and Earth History Museum is dedicated to the biblical account of science and history. The facility includes a 10,000 sq. ft. showcase for a literal six-day creation and young earth, with an ever-growing emphasis on God's design in creation. Newest attractions include the Human Anatomy Exhibit, the Tabernacle Theater, The Age of the Earth Cave and the Dinosaur Soft Tissue Exhibit. It is nestled 20 minutes outside downtown San Diego in Santee, CA and admission is $7 Adults ages 13-59, $5 Seniors ages 60+, $3 Kids ages 5-12 and free for Members and kids ages 4 and under.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Jeff M
Issaquah, WA42 contributions
See how the earth was really created
Jun 2020
If you want to know the truth as to what and why creationists believe as they do, this is the place to see it all. Allow at least two hours. Fantastic displays and explanations! Come see how the earth was really created.
Written 19 April 2021
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Manish2618
Anantapur, India203 contributions
Beautiful
May 2020 • Family
It was so great to be there and I like it which makes me so happy and great to be there and having great to better
Written 8 May 2020
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Alan C
Santee, CA15 contributions
Bible v. Science
Jan 2019
If you believe the earth is only 5000 - 7000 years old, and that was created by Biblical account, then this museum will reinforce your beliefs. On the other hand, if you believe in the scientific account of the creation of the universe, and in the works of Charles Darwin regarding the theory of evolution, this museum will be a disappointment.
Written 18 August 2019
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ellenbee56
Bechtelsville, PA290 contributions
informative and educational
Dec 2018 • Couples
We toured this museum in late December while visiting San Diego from PA. Being lovers of science, natural history, world history, and Biblical truth, we knew we had to visit here. We thought the quality displays and fascinating content throughout could rival any secular museum, and we really appreciated the reprieve from the unsubstantiated "evolution" and "Big Bang" origins nonsense we find at typical museums (talk about "anti-science"!). Sure, there is a fair amount of reading required to get the most out of this museum (learning does take some mental effort, afterall), but exhibits were attractive and informative. There were various topical videos one could play throughout the museum as well, adding to the learning experience.

While familiar with most of the material presented in this museum to some degree, we did take away many new things we learned in the galleries. The history of civilization timeline on the museum floor was interesting; the gallery featuring historical evolutionists vs. creationists and the corresponding influences of each was quite thought-provoking. The displays on the Mt. St. Helen's eruption and its aftermath (including the rapid and recent creation of canyons, petrified forests, coal beds, and other old-looking features) was fascinating.

The human anatomy gallery is very well done, with posters, models, and informative visual aides; it presented amazing and awe-inspiring facts and descriptions related to the various systems of the human body--such clear evidence of our wonderful and special design.

We spent about 2 hours perusing the galleries; it was time well spent. There is an excellent resources store there, with books, DVDs, etc., on all the topics covered at this museum and more. Free onsite parking is provided, and admission was very reasonable (and free for kids in December). We highly recommend this museum if you want to learn and expand your knowledge of truth!
Written 11 February 2019
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Steven
12 contributions
Great science center/museum for kids and families!
Nov 2017 • Business
I was able to visit Creation & Earth History Museum last year during International Creation Day, where it was bustling with families of all sizes having a great time. I enjoyed my your of the entire museum, they have great themed exhibit halls; my favorite was the human anatomy wing! Their tour guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. I would suggest taking the family, going as a school group, or bringing your church.
Written 31 October 2018
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Douglas E
2 contributions
Weird anti science museum
Aug 2018 • Solo
This place goes against all evidence trying to show the Earth is only 6000 years old and that humans and dinosaurs lived together on Earth.
Written 27 August 2018
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FamilyRCBHBLondon
London, UK39 contributions
Intelligently designed museum of alternative facts
Aug 2018 • Family
We visited this museum as a family - two adults and our daughters who are 11 and 14. The museum has been put together by ‘young-earth creationists’ -people who literally believe that the universe was created in six 24-hour days around 6,600 years ago, that everything in the Bible is the literal truth, and that everything in the world must be consistent with that world view.

I don’t believe that, but my family and I really wanted to see how the museum would go about trying to explain all the things that don’t make sense if you believe in the literal truth of the creation story in the Bible, and the Museum did not disappoint in that respect - it provides sufficient alternative facts to justify a provable falsehood that would make it worthy of Donald Trump’s press team.

What was particularly interesting was, when you go round the museum, you realise what a mammoth task the creationists have set themselves up for. They don’t have to just disprove the obvious stuff, like evolution, the existence of fossils, and so on; they also have to deal with linguistics - (i.e. to show how all human languages derived from the Tower of Babel such that there can have been no single proto-language); physics - radioactive dating of rocks (i.e. why radio-dating of fossils is incorrect); astronomy - how distant galaxies can exist that are so far away that the light has taken billions of years to reach us, rather than a few thousand), and so on. Also, because proving the literal truth of the bible appears to be an important aim of the museum, there are displays on evidence for Noah’s Ark and the Tower of Babel. All of this makes it a pretty mammoth undertaking and a pretty big museum to go round the whole of.

There is some really eccentric stuff here, for example the tableaux on dinosaurs co-existing with early man (‘dragon’ myths in many civilisations are apparently actually historical evidence of dinosaurs) as well as the creationist ‘evidence’ that I have heard about before (such as, very many of the world’s fossils were created by the Flood; fossils can be created in the space of months (there is a dripping tap with a ‘fossilised teddy bear’ to prove it); and material on alternative creationist geology (a video of the aftermath of Mount Saint Helens’ eruption showing that some geological strata can be formed in the space of days rather than hundreds or thousands of years). Ultimately and perhaps unsurprisingly I didn’t find it convincing because so much of the ‘evidence’ here is not disproving the established scientific position but rather a very selective cherry-picking of evidence and information that appears to cast doubt on those scientific methods, along with the usual appeal to the ‘argument from design’ to counter evolution by natural selection.

Overall we mostly enjoyed this museum. My 14 year old found it very interesting to see so much stuff here that directly contradicted what she has been learning in school. My 11 year old found it all pretty tedious and wasn’t very happy about being taken round it. I really enjoyed looking at some of the more eccentric stuff like the dinosaurs and the scale model of Noah’s ark. But there is an awful lot here and in the end we didn’t have time to walk through the whole human anatomy section.

Overall the only criticism of the layout of the museum is that there is an awful lot to read. To take it in you have to spend a lot of time reading information displayed on boards etc - although this is broken up with videos and objects such as the fossilised teddy bear, dinosaur tracks and so on.
Written 27 August 2018
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Keisha W
United States13 contributions
Lots to see
Jul 2018 • Couples
We enjoyed the Tabernacle presentation. There was so much to see. We were there for about 3 hours and did not get through everything. We actually took the time to watch the videos and read through the exhibits. There were animals, artifacts, models and presentations. We want to bring our children the next time we are in the area. Wish we had one of these in our state!
Written 27 July 2018
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surfintrekie
Las Vegas, NV136 contributions
Creation proven by Science
Jul 2018
a very good tour, you must give yourself a few hours to watch all the videos and read all the material. good photo ops
Written 8 July 2018
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Jeff Z
12 contributions
True Creation
Jun 2018 • Family
The Santee Creation museum is absolutely Incredible. It is inexpensive and a very entertaining and educational experience. Let the Truth be known. Science proves the facts.
A must see if you are in The San Diego / Santee area.
It is great for children as well as adults.
You have to see it!!!🐊😀
Written 1 July 2018
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Creation and Earth History Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 13:00 - 18:00
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00