03/28/2008 02:44 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Thousands Show Up For Opening Of $27 Million Creationist Museum

A museum that tells the Bible's version of Earth's history _ that the planet was created in a single week just a few thousand years ago _ attracted thousands to its opening as protesters rallied outside.

The dozens of demonstrators argued Monday that the Creation Museum's central tenets conflict with scientific evidence that the Earth is several billion years old. Overhead, an airplane pulled a banner with the message: "Thou Shalt Not Lie."