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Creation Museum letting kids in free for 2014

By: The Associated Press
December 28, 2013 Updated: December 28, 2013 at 10:30 pm
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photo - This photo taken July 18, 2013 a display of butterflies are shown at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky. The butterflies are part of an insect exhibit that is one of many new additions at the controversial museum, which presents the Bible's creation story as historical fact. (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan)
This photo taken July 18, 2013 a display of butterflies are shown at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky. The butterflies are part of an insect exhibit that is one of many new additions at the controversial museum, which presents the Bible's creation story as historical fact. (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan) 

The Kentucky museum that promotes a literal telling of the history of the Bible is offering free admission to children in 2014.

The free admission to the Creation Museum in Petersburg is for children ages 12 and under and lasts the entire year.

In an online posting, museum co-founder Ken Ham says the offer is part of the museum's "Standing Our Ground - Rescuing Our Kids" theme.

Since it opened in 2007, the museum has drawn criticism for exhibits that scientists say contradict evolution science.

Ham says the museum has collected about $225,000 in child ticket admissions in 2013, so the offer "is going to significantly impact our bottom line." But Ham said he is hopeful that private donations will fill the gap.

Children must be accompanied by one paying adult.

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