What is the Creation Education Museum (CEM)?

The CEM is designed to provide powerful information that supports a biblical young earth. The original museum in the Akron Fossils and Science Center was created by the founder Bill Sanderson. Mr. Sanderson is a lifelong creationist that inspired him to build Akron Fossils and Science Center including the creation museum. Bill is an expert on creation and intelligent design and has dedicated years serving the Akron Fossils and Science Center in many capacities. The museum today hosts thousands of visitors every year Connecting people to the truths of Creation. 

The museum was assembled by many volunteers, and many donations. The original concept was installed in the Akron Fossils and Science Center. With an exceptionally economical budget and a lot of tender loving care, a collection of creation and intelligent design information and examples were displayed randomly. Yet even as it was missing panache there was a powerful guided tour. Thousands of families and interested individuals were introduced to the “Assumption Junction”, the powerful Mt. St. Helen Data and an in-depth look at the Seven Days of Creation. Today the museum has been completely updated to include many interactive exhibits. 


Bill Sanderson on a fossil dig.

The original “Doors of Truth”.

The Creationist 

The Creation Education Museum is a concept created as a beacon of hope for all communities. The system was designed to be duplicated and used to educate in smaller markets, vacation towns, and other good traffic areas. In 2016 Nyles Reinfeld presented a model of what the apologetics Akron Fossils and Science Center’s tour could look like. Nyles’ advertising and marketing company specializes in assisting brands such as Adidas, Ping, and others! All Nyles needed was scientific input! That is when Todd Styer, engineer, and professor at the University of Akron, stepped up to assist to build the projects information. Many volunteers came together building on what Bill Sanderson had started so many years before. Thank you to Doctor Al, Gary, Todd, Bill, Josiah, Jeff, Dave, Derek, Alexandria, and many others who have made something very special! Today, the renamed “Creation Education Museum” explodes with powerful scientific data, coordinated exhibits and powerful supporting graphics.

Museum and Learning Programs

“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.” Psalm 19:1

At Akron Fossils & Science Center’s Creation Education Museum, we take a strong scientific approach to origins. We believe God created the world and the scientific processes and events He put into place attest to that. Through our museum and programming, we show the geology, biology, chemistry, archaeology, and history that provide evidence of an intelligently designed Universe. 

At the end of your visit, we invite you to ask yourself the question: Did the World and all its inhabitants form independently, by natural processes, or was it all intelligently designed by a loving creator? You Decide.   READ MORE ABOUT LEARNING PROGRAMS

The Language of You

By Dave Robles
For thousands of years mankind has authored books about both real and fictitious characters, describing them in great detail.  Yet these descriptions pale in comparison to the 3 billion characters of coded language that describe every aspect of your physical body.  The sequence of DNA in every one of your 37 trillion cells is a unique combination that has been read and followed by the cellular structure of your body since you were first conceived in your mother’s womb.  This is the language of you – and it was written by the author of the Universe itself. READ MORE

Why Visit the Creation Education Museum?

If this, creation, is new to you… you just need to do yourself a favor and check us out. Obviously we’re a faith based organization and Jesus is very important to us, but the theme of the CEM is “You Decide”. We invite those of different religions, atheists or any other belief system to see what you’ll never have an opportunity to see in a public school. Remember? “Separation of Church and State”? Even if you walk away and don’t want to believe in “Assumptions” or “How life Began” we accept you. There are no bible beatings going on here! You’ll find that the Akron Fossils and Science Center offers many programs that are faith neutral, and many people enjoy these activities.

If you’re attending a church and want to learn more about young earth apologetics, please stop in and learn from the CEM. You will find hours and hours of creation objects, photos, articles and videos to learn from. We even sell many publications so you can “Take it Further”.  The Creation Education Museum is just a small part of this journey! There are millions of creationists around the world. Scientists, doctors, biologists and many other professional studies who support a young earth. This is not a small roadside “Largest Ball of Twine” site seeing adventure. The Creation Education Museum will introduce you to professionals, associations, peer-reviewed publications and large universities that teach creation.

“75% Christian youth leave the faith due to intellectual skepticism.”

Our society is at a crossroads. Today, more people than ever before are walking away from the church because they cannot defend themselves against those who tell them that the Word of God is little more than a fairy tale. In a study conducted by The George Barna Group and USA Today, it was reported that nearly 75% of Christian young people fall away from the faith and leave the church after high school.


Intellectual skepticism. Far from being a side issue, science education is on the front lines of faith.

Standing in the Gap

The Creation Education Museum committee of local professionals have dedicated themselves to reach out to local organizations. There are a lot of wonderful ministries in NE Ohio but we feel Educational Creation opportunities are limited. The Creation Education Museum stands in the gap. We help local ministries connect their people with answers to creation questions. The CEM will help prepare your sphere of influence to have answers that support their faith. Below are just a couple partnering opportunities. 

Speaker Series
Your Location Training
Local Educational Museum

It’s time to make that visit!

The “Creation Education Museum” is in the same building as the Akron Fossils and Science Center. Located in beautiful rural Copley Ohio. Just minutes from Akron and Cleveland.

Directions: 2080 South Cleveland Massillon Road, Akron, Ohio 44321
Large Groups Call: 330-665-3466
Email us: creation@akronfossils.org