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This summer during our annual family camping trip on a gloomy definitely-not-beach-weather kind of day, we discovered the DINOS (Discovery Institute of Nature, Origins and Science) Centre.  When someone suggested going to a new facility with a unique combination of indoor mini-golf, laser tag, and a café, as well as a Bible History Museum and an outdoor driving range, everybody agreed!

DINOS did prove to be a fun place!  We all enjoyed looking at the life-like animatronic dinosaurs some of which the kids were able to ride. With the option to play a game of mini-golf with big and little dinosaurs and water features, or to play a game of laser tag, or just to tour through the laser tag arena which represents a hostile preflood civilization (complete with waterfall, river, tunnel, bridges, buildings, and animatronic surprises), we had some decisions to make. No matter what was chosen, everyone had a really fun time.  The bonus is that whatever fun option we picked, we got to finish by touring through the impressive Bible History Museum.

In the museum just some of the neat things we saw were a scale model of Noah’s ark, a diorama of the city of Jerusalem from the time of Christ as well as an identical replica of the Great Isaiah Scroll from the Dead Sea Scrolls.  There are only a handful of these identical replicas on display worldwide at a few prestigious museums and institutions.  Throughout the museum everything is presented with professional documentation and high quality explanations. The value of the museum is that it helped us to appreciate that the historical record of the Bible is completely accurate from Genesis to Revelation, and that what it says is real and true.

Since July, I have heard that the Bible History Museum now has a section that highlights some of the founders of modern science who believed the Bible as well as some science displays.  For example, there is a tornado that forms before your eyes and that you can touch!  There is now also a Quantum Levitation demo using liquid nitrogen and superconductors, as well as, a scale model of the Apollo 11 rocket. Science is a tool that can be used to explore wonders of this incredible world that God has created.

We will definitely make our way to the DINOS Centre again to look at the fascinating new displays, to continue to learn and of course, for lots more fun!

DINOS Centre is located in Innisfail, Alberta.  It is only 15 minutes south of Red Deer.  To plan a trip, check out their helpful and easy to navigate website: www.dinoscentre.ca


Tina Bain
December 2017

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