People go to natural history museums to see the marvelous large extinct animals called "Dinosaurs". The Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is one of these museums that has a collection of these awesome fossilized creatures in their exhibit called, "Dinosaurs in Their Time". The Creation Museum in Kentucky has dinosaurs too. It has life-sized model replicas of dinosaurs.
Dinosaur which means "terrible lizard" is from two Greek words "dienos" and "sauros" that was coined by Sir Richard Owens in 1841. The meaning to the word "Dinosaur" is somewhat misleading, as dinosaurs are not lizards. Instead, they represent a separate group of reptiles, which like many extinct forms, did not exhibit characteristics traditionally seen as reptilian, such as a sprawling limb posture.
Since the first dinosaur fossils were recognized in the early 19th century, mounted fossil dinosaur skeletons have been major attractions at museums around the world, and dinosaurs have become an enduring part of world culture. The large size of some groups, as well as their seemly monstrous and fantastic nature have ensured dinosaurs their regular appearance in best-selling books and films, such as Jurassic Park and The Lost World. Persistent public enthusiasm for these animals has resulted in significant funding for dinosaur science and new discoveries are regularly covered by the news media.
But according to the Bible and Creationism, dinosaurs were land animals that were created by God on the 6th day of Creation week (Genesis 1:24-25). It was for God's pleasure that these magnificent creatures were created. "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created." (Revelation 4:11) (KJV).