July/August 2014 – The Creation Museum is challenging evolution in a big way. A 30-foot long, 10-foot tall Allosaur skeleton was unveiled there May 24. The Allosaur, often mistaken for a T. rex, would have weighed approximately 2.3 tons. The skull alone is nearly three feet long and contains 53 teeth.
The $1.5 million display has fulfilled a dream for Ken Ham, president and founder of Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum. The world-class dinosaur skeleton will be used to expose inconsistencies in the theory of evolution and defend the historical account in the book of Genesis.
Representatives from the Elizabeth Streb Peroutka Foundation approached the museum with the offer of the Allosaur, now called Ebenezer. A foundation spokesman said the fossil “is a testimony to the creative power of God in designing dinosaurs, and it also lends evidence to the truth of a worldwide catastrophic flooding of the earth in Noah’s time.”
The bones were discovered in their correct anatomical positions rather than in the more common findings of scattered bone assortments. The Creation Museum is located near Cincinnati, Ohio. Admission for children 12 and under is free in 2014 with a paying adult.
AIG press release, 5/21/14