By Julia Witt
Residents of Seward had the chance to go back in time thanks to the Semisaurus hosted in the St. John’s church and school parking lot October 3-5.
The Semisaurus is a 48-foot long mobile creation museum. It boasts state-of-the-art technology, including a life-like animatronic dinosaur and a virtual reality screen. Other attractions of the museum include a 1/100 scale model of Noah’s Ark, various fossils and minerals, and a page from the original King James Bible.
“The goal (of) the Semisaurus is to give people education.” operator of the Semisaurus Brian Young said. “When we only know one side of an issue that’s called indoctrination. If you know both sides, now you’ve been educated. What we do is we show science and the Bible side by side to show that there is no contradiction, and that we can trust what scripture says when it comes to the world around us.”
Inside the museum there are many stops on the self-guided audio tour. The tour starts with creation and continues along with other biblical, historical, and scientific events until it ends on the topic of the modern-day evolution versus creation debate. Each station on the tour is accompanied by an audio recording of Young explaining the exhibits and their importance in further detail.
Young hopes visitors are impacted by the Semisaurus and learn about the Gospel.
“The most important thing is that they are going to be able to understand the Gospel as it was meant to be,” Young said.
The Semisaurus is generally geared towards junior high-aged students. However, according to Young, it can be a fun and educational experience for the whole family, small children and adults alike.
For more information on the Semisaurus, its mission, and its current location, go to www.semisaurus.com