Day 101

Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum

July 5th, 2010

Their website: Hmm...

Kristin Carter is currently working on an article about this museum. Kristin, can you post a link here when you're finished?


  1. Jeff says:

    See – even the dinasaur is looking down at you Matt. Awesome effect isn’t it? Ahh Rex .. you are a oldy but goody.

  2. katzien in austin says:

    “Hmm…” is right. But it’s a neat visual. I’m flashing back to Jurassic Park.

  3. mojinator says:

    it would be awesomer if you could see Rex’s lower body on the inside of the building ^^
    creationtruth? are they implying something here?

  4. Pablo says:

    Check out the site … I quote: “The mission of the Foundation Advancing Creation Truth and its related ministries is to glorify God as Creator and Sustainer, emphasize man’s accountability to Him, and challenge the hearer/visitor to think through the humanistic concept of evolution. Currently this is achieved through the Fossil Digs at Glendive where fossil excavation of dinosaur bones is done in the context of the flood of Noah’s day.”

    Enough said.

  5. Atom says:

    That’s a mighty fine lookin’ “Jesus Horse” pokin through that wall!

  6. Kevin from NC says:

    I hope the museum had Dino insurance to pay for the damage to their building.

  7. kristin says:

    I will post the article, should be published in two days or so.
    The thing about this museum is they do not advertise that they are creationist based, my boyfriend and I got duped into going last year.. i mean look at how COOL that dinosaur is who WOULDN’T want to go to this museum… and they have billboards 100 miles away in Dickinson ND with no mention of creationism, the only time you become completely innudated with their beliefs is after you pay your $7 admission!! ha sneaky!!!

  8. Karen Too says:

    Creepy is the word that comes to mind to have a “church” in the guise of a museum. Their beliefs are their business, but to try to dupe people to come in to hear a sermon is just not right.

    (Lest anyone gets offended, that’s why church is in quotes, plus the fact that they are charging admission.)

  9. Denise in San Antonio, Texas says:

    Neat looking dinosaur sticking out of the building. I’d pay admission with an open mind…if evolution is a theory, why can’t there be other theories?

    • concerned scientist says:

      Your comment is based on a misunderstanding of scientific theory.

      “A scientific theory is a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world, based on a body of facts that have been repeatedly confirmed through observation and experiment. Such fact-supported theories are not “guesses” but reliable accounts of the real world. The theory of biological evolution is more than “just a theory.” It is as factual an explanation of the universe as the atomic theory of matter or the germ theory of disease. Our understanding of gravity is still a work in progress. But the phenomenon of gravity, like evolution, is an accepted fact.”
      – U.S. National Academy of Sciences

  10. Craig ( NC!) says:

    Dang dude!
    Freakin Cool!

    • Craig ( NC!) says:

      My lil’ 3 year old girl has seen this picture a dozen times since it was posted and begs me to see it every few hours (pheeeeeewwwwwwwwwww)

  11. Chaser1 says:

    You are less than 45 minutes away from me. Was hoping youd come north more but awww well, its kewl. I hope you enjoy montana.

  12. Candice in Alabama says:

    I really like the visual of the T-Rex bursting through that wall. Glad to hear the warning though about the “museum’s” underlying agenda.

    • Craig ( NC!) says:

      Are you talking about the Alabama (country group called Alabama) I was at the home museum in Fort Payne, Alabama a few years back and I tell you, those 4 old dudes breaking thru the walls would be scarrrrrrrrrrrrry!

  13. Jeff says:

    You know I remeber my college Biology 101 class (say 30 years ago) My professor sat at his Table/desk looked out at us…wished us good luck for the semester and said he needed to start the class by saying….what ever your beliefs are…hold them tight and don’t let them go. He was going to present alot of might challenge your beliefs..but don’t let the two conflict with one another. Science will try and prove and dis-prove many things…but we should not let that affect who we are and what we believe. Not sure if I like the premise here of come see the dino’s but get a lecture. It should be go to the right to view exibits freeley, go to the left if you want the creationist views of what you are seeing.

  14. Linda from Miami says:

    I have to say as a christian, that this place should be more honest in their advertising, its still a neat building with the dinosaur coming at you! As for the rest, its an endless debate, with believers on both sides and yes I believe God created the universe and all the wonders in it! Loving your journey Matt! keep safe

  15. Barb V from Michigan says:

    Can we keep the creationism vs. evolution (as well as politics) conversations out of these posts please? We get enough of that with today’s media and social websites. Scientists, creationists, evolutionists and anyotherists are never going to agree WHO (or what) created our beautiful earth. I believe in an awe-inspiring God, someone else believes in Darwin, others must have concrete must-see evidence in front of them. Some will support museums such as this one Matt posted, others will not. Whatever one’s belief (or non-belief) is, someone is going to be offended. There are (is?) enough offensive material out there; please let’s all try to follow and enjoy Matt’s journey without causing each other’s stomachs to churn or hearts to race. Matt’s journey and postings online have become a very pleasant place that I like to visit. How ’bout you?

    • Eck says:

      Why can’t everyone just relax and for example agree that God created the Big Bang and let things roll from there? Nothing you can say or believe will change who you are.

  16. Barb V from Michigan says:

    P.S. – I agree with Jeff and Linda from Miami about the management of this museum being more forthright. Please know that not all Christians use deception to present the message of creation and Jesus Christ. Also, remember that being a Christian does not mean we claim to be perfect; it means we acknowledge our human failures and sins, and that we look to the Cross for correction, mercy and grace, and in the process hopefully become better, more loving people.

  17. Mike says:

    Barb, heed your advice. Enough.

  18. Jeff says:

    I give you a Amen and I raise you a Ditto Barb V. I added my comment because Matt asked Kristen to post some detail. I was thinking Monatana, Dakota’s….Dinosaurs…and then after readingKristen’s post…I was like…ohh…not what I was thinking. Thanks though. your are right.

  19. Heather says:

    There is a similar museum near Cincinnati, Ohio. They openly admit the creationism theme. I’m told that they even have an exhibit of dinosaurs and people cohabitating. I have not gotten up the nerve to give my $ to the people- even if it is only to see what some people believe. I would never condemn someone based on what they believe however, I may get a laugh out of it as I hope someone may get out of my beliefs. :)

  20. Laurenis says:

    What would have made this cooler is if the TREX was running through that all with some Koolaide in his little tiny paw.

  21. Craig E. (Pennsylvania) says:

    It’s outfits like these ‘creation’ museums that drove me to reject their ‘faith’ and declare a non-theistic viewpoint.

    • John from Louisville says:

      As a Christian minister, it’s frustrating when people reject Christian faith because of the message & methods of misguided groups like these. A great many Christians, self included, believe God created the universe but do not believe in “creationism” as espoused by many fundamentalists. They promote a false dichotomy – that one must either reject belief in a creator God or accept that the world is only 6,000 years old. Nonsense!

  22. Mike Z says:

    Everyone knows that Santa Claus served T-rex stuffed with thetans at the last supper. Really paired well with the unicorn tears wine

  23. Lisa says:

    Matt – Congrats at your active achievement :) As for the bloggers that are commenting on a museum that they haven’t been in – well, that’s disheartening. I have been in the museum, and before you purchase your $7 ticket you see written on the wall “In the beginning God created…” (Genesis 1:1). There is also a sign in front of the register that mentions that the museum is from a Biblical Cration point-of-view. There are scientists all over the world, including myself, that see evidence supporting a God Created Universe, and the Glendive Dinosaur and Fossil Museum does an excellent job of presenting a creation point-of-view. Check it out, just like Matt’s adventure – you WILL learn something along the way!

    • April says:

      I have been to the Glendive Dinosaur and Fossil Museum and it is a World-Class Museum! Anyone would enjoy and benefit from the exhibits.

  24. Uncle Sam says:

    And on your left, you’ll see the brontosaurus that Jesus rode into Jerusalem…

  25. Uncle Sam says:

    On your right, you’ll see the pterodactyl that descended onto Jesus during baptism…

  26. Dr. William W. Roberts says:

    Mrs. Roberts and I have a souvenir spoon from this museum.

  27. Uncle Sam says:

    And if front of you we have the first of Noah’s Arks. Most people don’t know about the first, but there were 2 of them. The first one sank when a pair of Triceratops missed the ramp and crashed into the side head first, causing it to sink. Oh what a mess that was! But even under immense time constraints, Noah was able to get the second one completed before the waters started rolling in.

  28. Larry, from Glendive says:

    Lisa is correct. The verse: Genesis (1:1) IS displayed openly on the wall behind the counter, and the sign indicating that the Museum is presented in the Biblical Creation context IS in front of the register on the counter. In addition, the visitor is ALWAYS greeted by the attendent at the desk with the statement: “We want you to know that our exhibits are presented in the context of Biblical Creation”. This before the entry fee is paid. No one has ever been duped into entering the museum exhibit area under false pretenses. The museum is staffed entirely by volunteers. I have been a regular volunteer since 2009 when the Museum first opened, and I can attest to these facts.

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