The Christian museum claims that dinosaurs lived alongside humans thousands of years ago,
Answers in Genesis, the Christian organization that owns the museum, stated that about 50 percent of the bones were recovered in a Colorado excavation that took place over 10 years ago. The museum believes the dinosaur perished in a "worldwide flood" about 4,300 years ago.
"[The new exhibit] will help us defend the book of Genesis and expose the scientific problems with evolution," museum founder Ken Ham said, the Associated Press reported.
"Evolutionists use dinosaurs to reach children more than anything to promote their worldview," Ham said. "Our museum uses dinosaurs to help tell their true history according to the Bible."
The University of Wyoming's Geology Museum also has an Allosaurus, but they hold to the widely accepted idea that the animal roamed the Earth during the Jurassic period 150 million years ago.
Popular science educator Bill Nye recently debated the topic with Ham on television.
"there was a big flood on the earth, you would expect drowning animals to swim up to a higher level,"Nye said. This would cause the animals to swim to higher ground; if this were the case their bones would be mixed with those from later periods. "Not any one of them did, not a single one," Nye said in the debate,
Daniel Phelps, president of the Kentucky Paleontological Society said the Creation Museum "has decided, without doing research, that the dinosaur fossil is evidence of Noah's flood,"
Michael Peroutka, a member of the foundation and the Constitution Party's candidate for president in 2004 doesn't agree.
"[The fossil] is a testimony to the creative power of God in designing dinosaurs, and ... it also lends evidence to the truth of a worldwide catastrophic flooding of the earth in Noah's time," he said,