Creation Perspective Tours
Updated: Jun 9, 2022
This summer and fall (2022) I am giving "Creation Perspective Tours" at El Paso Zoo. Lord willing, I hope to offer creation guided hikes at Dinosaur tracks site at Mount Cristo Rey later this year.
What is a creation perspective tour? This is a tour from a biblical creationist perspective where we will discuss what both scripture and science say about animals, creation, evolution, the flood, dinosaurs and more.
When are the tours? 10am-through lunch (longer if older kids/adults present)
Look on this page for regular updates on tour times.
The next scheduled tours are open to families of any age and will be on these days:
Friday, June 24th
Friday, July 22nd
more dates coming soon
*If any of the scheduled and reserved times need to change, due to an emergency or weather, I will notify you and update the website asap and will work with you to reschedule a new tour soon.*
Please meet in the front at 10am, bring a lunch and be prepared to be done by 2pm. Each attendee will receive a whisper set earpiece so that I don't need to talk very loud to the entire group.
Most of the tours will be on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday morning or Sunday evening at either the El Paso Zoo or the Mt. Cristo Rey Dino tracks site. The Dino Tracks tours will start sometime in October or when it gets cooler. For the Dino tour, you must sign this waiver here. Also, I'm willing to schedule a tour on any of those days for a church, homeschool or youth group, but most of the times will be posted on this page.
What will each tour focus on?
The Zoo tour will discuss a lot of God's design & engineering with animals, problems with human evolution and a little bit about the flood and other Creation related topics.
The Dino Track tour will involve a thorough discussion on dinosaurs and the flood and a lot of hiking. Bring lots of water and sunscreen! (coming Fall 2022)
If you enjoy your first tour, you are welcome to come again and bring a friend! Since I try to stay current on research and improve my presentations, I will be regularly updating my talking points and may share slightly different information during various tours.
Tour adjustments based on group:
Younger Crowd (under 12): A tour with a primarily young crowd (under 12) will have modified content compared to one with that has mainly an older group (12-adult). Also, the tour length for a younger crowd will only be from 10am-12pm.
Older crowd (12-adult): Length is from 10am-2pm. This is the regular tour length.
Please let me know the ages of those that will be in attendance so I can plan accordingly. Also, we love to have parents join us for the whole tour so they can engage with the truth of biblical creation and be encouraged to discuss these topics more with their kids as well!
How much? The Normal Zoo entrance fee plus a suggested donation to Engage Apologetics of $10 per person.
Special tour rates and costs:
Note: 5 years old & younger- no engage donation is needed.
Family Rate: family of 6 or more- $50 family rate for the tour cost.
To Register: Fill out this form here, pay the registration fee and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (google forms doesn't notify me when people sign up)
Please list the number, names and ages of the attendees.
To Donate to Engage for the tour: Click here for our Engage Apologetics PayPal. Make sure you click "to a friend" on the PayPal site so they don't charge a processing fee.
Are we allowed to give independent tours at a local natural history museum or zoo?
Yes, the first amendment protects free speech and under Title II of the Civil Rights Acts of 1963, it defines public accommodations to include places of exhibition, such a zoological parks and natural history museums. As such, zoological parks may not discriminate on the ground of religion. Our small group will abide by and respect any specific rules required by the zoo or Dino Tracks.
What type of training has our tour guide received?
Caleb's undergrad degree is in Youth & Family Ministry, he is working on his M.Div. in Apologetics, received apologetics training with the Cross Examined Instructor Academy, completed the online Stealing from God (Why atheist need God to make their case) series with Dr. Turek, completed online winter training with The Institute for Creation Research (2021) and completed the Creation guide training with the International Association for Creationists (see below).