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Using the latest scientific discoveries and teachings from the Bible, a team of artists, technicians and scientists has created a $1.2 million visually-striking exhibit called "Fearfully and Wonderfully Made" for the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky. With life-like models depicting a baby's development in the womb and other displays, along with 4D ultrasound videos, this tasteful exhibit opened Sept. 25 and is included with the general admission charge. The exhibit was entirely funded by donations.

The name of the exhibit, "Fearfully and Wonderfully Made," comes from a phrase in Psalm 139:14 (ESV): "I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well."

Ken Ham, CEO and founder of Answers in Genesis and its Creation Museum, said: "This new exhibit is spectacular and very powerful in its presentations. Our talented artists and A/V staff, working from the research of our PhD faculty, have created a tastefully done exhibit which includes exquisite models, starting with the baby as a fertilized egg. Guests then see models showing the development of the child over nine months."

"Medically, there can be no doubt: life begins at fertilization," Ham added. "As the exhibit states, 'when the chromosomes from the sperm and the egg combine ... a genetically unique individual is formed.' And biblically, we know from Genesis chapter 1 and other passages that we are all made in the image of God and thus have value."

Guests can see how the organs develop inside a baby's body. Visitors will watch stunning 4D ultrasound footage of babies growing in the womb. The associated signage presents the biblical and scientific evidence that life begins at fertilization.

The research and text for the exhibit was overseen by AiG's anatomist, Dr. David Menton, a PhD from Brown University who served as an award-winning professor at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis for 34 years. Dr. Menton is honored with a large plaque at the exhibit to recognize his decades of groundbreaking research into human anatomy and how medical science confirms biblical truths.

"Fearfully and Wonderfully Made" will respectfully engage visitors. Topics are addressed with a message of hope for people who may have lost a child through miscarriage or an elective abortion. For these families, the exhibit will present God's love as the only real hope in coping.

"It presents the sanctity of human life inside the womb, shares messages of hope and presents the adoption option," Ham said. "There is no other exhibit in the world like this one. 'Fearfully and Wonderfully Made' opens at an important time in the culture as Supreme Court justices and various legislators tackle the question of when human life begins."

The Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter are following the procedures summarized on the website and in a detailed, robust 45-page "COVID-19 Preparedness Plan." The attractions continue to conduct temperature tests of staff, regularly clean and sanitize its facilities, outfit its employees with masks and engage in other safety practices.

For more information on this and other attractions, visit creationmuseum.org and arkencounter.com.


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