Northern Kentucky's Creation Museum is celebrating its first year of operation.
It is also planning to expand its current offering of exhibits with interactive displays geared for children.
Founder Ken Ham of the group Answers in Genesis says the planned additions include an outdoor playground and kiosks to be located throughout the facility.
The group aims to educate the public directly rather than challenge public school boards to add creationism to their schools curricula.
The museum supports the literal interpretation of the Bible, that God created not only all life on Planet Earth, but everything else in the universe.
More than 400,000 people have visited the museum since it opened in 2007.
Because of its new found popularity, the museum has already added some extra exhibits, such as more walking trails, a petting zoo and theater performances for children.
Ham said the museum's popularity has brought requests from other religious groups for him to build similar museums in their cities.
While he has no immediate plans to build other museums, he said the museum is consulting with churches throughout the country to build one-room displays that will serve as mini-Creation Museums.
Source: The Associated Press
Originally Published May 28, 2008