We recently visiting The Akron Fossils & Science Center and were really impressed with the facility. It was a fun and educational atmosphere and the kids really enjoyed the time we spent there.
They teach Intelligent Design vs. Evolution in a very admirable way. The center was established to provide answers to the important questions on creation.
Even though I knew it was a creation based center, I was impressed that the guide took the time to explain this to me before I purchased tickets for my family. That way, guests know what to expect prior to making the purchase.
The Guided Tour
The tour started at the Lecture Hall where the guide did a great job entertaining the children and teaching them all about fossils and dinosaur bones. There was a wide variety of fossils that we got to hold and pass around the audience.
Then we moved over to the Science Hall where the guide talked about living fossils, volcanoes, and the age of the earth. They even showed a short video about the eruption of Mt. St. Helens.
The last part of the tour was the Biblical History Hall, where the guide gave an overview of the creation story from the bible. Next we were shown a model of Noah's Ark and we talked a little about the animals that were on the ark.
Truassic Park is a dinosaur themed park, with ride on toys, a slide, swings, a zip-line and much more. Unfortunately, the day we were there it was cold and rainy so we didn't spend much time outside. We did get to launch the paper airplanes the kids made during the tour. The planes probably flew 150 ft! The kids would launch them, run to retrieve them and then launch them again. It was a blast!
We can't wait to visit the center again. Next time we'll choose a warm day so we can play in the park longer.