A Larry Ross Communications, Media Alert

Melany Ethridge             214.912.8934

Jodi Cunningham          972.267.1111



First Anniversary Events Kick-off Friday with Opening of Petting Zoo, New
Musical and Fireworks Show; 400,000th Visitor Expected Tomorrow


Answers in Genesis’ state-of-the-art Creation Museum and planetarium opened one year ago on Memorial Day weekend outside Cincinnati. As of today (Tuesday), the museum has drawn over 399,000 visitors. Museum staff are set to mark the crossing of the 400,000-visitor milestone (probably late Wednesday morning) and the one-year anniversary on Friday with extra fun for the whole family, including the opening of the museum’s newest attraction: a petting zoo with unique and exotic animals.

Answers in Genesis president and co-founder Ken Ham – the visionary behind the museum – will be available onsite for interviews, as well as chief communications officer and co-founder Mark Looy.

Friday, May 23 (10 a.m. – events get under way)

11:45 a.m. – Grand opening of the petting zoo (across the museum lake)
5:00 p.m. –   Tethered hot air balloon rides
6:30 p.m. –   Premier performance of new musical “Let the Rain Come”
9:30 p.m. –   Fireworks show by Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks.

The Creation Museum
2800 Bullittsburg Church Rd.
Petersburg, KY 41080
(exit 11 off I-275 – west of the Cinc. Airport

The media are encouraged to attend Friday’s events to catch the grand opening of the petting zoo along with some great photo opportunities of families enjoying the celebration events (which run through June 1), as well as interview the museum’s founders. See the full schedule at www.CreationMuseum.org. NOTE: Because of county prohibitions regarding outdoor amplification, there will be no sound system to patch into for audio of the petting zoo’s opening.

Upon entering the gate, members of the press should look for signs labeled “Media,” which will direct them to drive behind the museum and around the lake to special media parking. Representatives of the media can check-in at a pavilion near the petting zoo. To receive media passes for the entire day (with access to the museum and special events), please contact Melany Ethridge at A. Larry Ross Communications, (972) 267-1111 (Dallas, TX).

Media information about the museum can be found online at www.CreationMuseumNews.com.

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