See a First-Century Military Camp, Money Changers’ Table, and Baker’s Shop

Living history is coming to the Creation Museum on Easter weekend, April 15–17, 2022. What’s this “living history” event? It’s an exciting Easter program for Creation Museum guests, featuring reenactors in accurately recreated costumes who give details on the historical background of Easter and Passover. And it’s a free event with your Creation Museum admission, west of the Cincinnati Airport!

Easter Living History features three special displays:

An auxiliary military camp with soldiers: You’ll discover how the military garrison of Judaea functioned under the Roman governors 2,000 years ago and why extra troops were needed in Jerusalem during Passover.A money changers’ table (like the tables Jesus flipped over in the temple in Matthew 21:12–13): This display will highlight how the temple tax system and bank worked, and guests will even have the opportunity to change some of their “foreign money” for a replica half-shekel that would have been used to pay the temple tax.A baker’s shop: Passover is observed during the Feast of Unleavened Bread, so many travelers in ancient times would need to buy bread. Bakers’ shops got busy! See a clay oven at work, and discover how a family would prep for the Passover meal and how it would have looked.Guests will enjoy interacting with the reenactors and learning more about Passover in first-century Israel—it will be a highly unique experience!

Guests will enjoy interacting with the reenactors and learning more about Passover in first-century Israel—it will be a highly unique experience! As I mentioned, “Easter Living History” is included with Creation Museum admission, so plan your visit for Eastertime. And don’t forget, children 10 and under are free this year.

We will also have Easter weekend lectures and concerts, including the special presentations “Anatomy and Physiology of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ,” from Dr. Georgia Purdom on Friday and Saturday at the Creation Museum, and Tim Chaffey’s “He is Risen: Evidences of the Resurrection” on Friday and Saturday at the Ark Encounter. And our resident Ark Encounter artists, TrueSong (formerly Southern Salvation), will be giving a special Easter concert on Friday and Saturday at the Ark’s Answers Center.

Visit both attractions during Easter and enjoy these special Easter programs with your family.

Plan your visit at (and, don’t forget, all children 10 and under enjoy free admission in 2022!).

Other Free Easter Resources

We’re also offering several free Easter resources to help you focus on Christ, learn more from his Word this Easter season, or share the gospel with others:

Christ, Cross, and Consummation—a PDF tract downloadViews of the Cross—a PDF tract downloadAnswers Bible Curriculum—Easter lessonsThe Last Adam—a video download10 Minute Bible Journey—Easter excerpts from this popular AiG book

You can find all of these free resources on our Easter & Outreach Specials page on

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,

This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.






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