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Massive Noah's Ark Replica to be Completed in 2016

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  • 2015 Aug 13

A life-size replica of Noah’s Ark is being constructed as an exhibit nearby Ken Ham’s Creation Museum in Williamstown, Kentucky. 

Most people are familiar with the story of Noah’s Ark and can recall how, in the book of Genesis, God told Noah to bring pairs of animals into the ark along with his family because God was going to destroy everyone else on the earth with a flood because of their wickedness.

Ken Ham is bringing that story to life with his $29.5 million project.

Ham, who is chief executive and president of the Creation Museum, stated that once the ark is completed, it will be “the largest timber-frame building in the world,” according to Christian Today.

Visitors interested in viewing construction of the ark are allowed to do so just outside the construction zone in Williamstown which is about 40 miles from Petersburg where the Creation Museum is located. Those interested can also view work being done on life-size replicas of a variety of animals that will be part of the exhibit.

Ham has posted a bird’s-eye-view video of the Noah's Ark construction site, taken from inside a helicopter. The video shows how the ark is taking shape, as well as the massive parking lot that will be able to fit vehicles of 4,000 Noah’s Ark replica visitors. 

"When you see what they have produced, you will be amazed at the size of what is being built…,” Ham said. “This will be one of the greatest Christian attractions in the world and will be opened sometime in 2016." 

Those interested in keeping updated about the ark’s progress or in donating to the project can visit the Ark Encounter website, which also has a video of how artists are constructing the taxidermy animals.

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Publication date: August 13, 2015