Big Valley Creation Science Museum

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Big Valley Creation Science Museum
Big Valley Creation Science Museum.jpg
Established June 5, 2007
Location Big Valley, Alberta, Canada
Type Young Earth creationist
Visitors 40-80 weekly
Director Harry Nibourg

Coordinates: 52°02′07″N 112°45′00″W / 52.035175°N 112.749939°W / 52.035175; -112.749939

The Big Valley Creation Science Museum is a museum in Big Valley, Alberta, Canada, dedicated to promoting young-earth creationism as an alleged science-based alternative to biological evolution as presented by the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, also in Alberta, 64 kilometres (40 miles) to the south. It is Canada's first permanent creation museum.[1]

The museum measures 84 square metres (900 square feet), cost C$280,000 to build, and was opened on June 5, 2007 by owner Harry Nibourg, an oil field worker with little formal education.[2] As of 2007, it hosted 40 to 80 visitors weekly.[3] Exhibits include an interactive display about the bacterium flagellum, tracing the ancestry of the British royal family to Adam and Eve, and presenting fossils as evidence for the flood of Noah.[4] It has been compared to the larger and controversial Creation Museum in Petersburg, Boone County, Kentucky, which opened earlier the same year.[5]

Interactive display of the complexity of the bacterium flagellum and DNA models


  1. ^ "Creationism museum to open in Alberta", May 29, 2007, CBC News. Online copy retrieved May 22, 2009.
  2. ^ A Man Evolved
  3. ^ "Taking in a more creative Southern Alberta dinosaur exhibit", Jay Smith, August 15, 2007, Vue Weekly, Issue #617
  4. ^ "New creation museum sparks debate in Alberta", Cynthia Roebuck and News Staff, CTV Television Network, updated June 5, 2007. Online copy retrieved August 14, 2008.[dead link]
  5. ^ "Canada's first museum of creation opens in Alberta", Reuters, May 29, 2007. Online copy retrieved August 14, 2008.

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