One of the most well-known Bible stories is about Noah’s Ark that save them from a big flood. But have you ever wondered how big was Noah’s Ark and how did all the animals fit on board? Well someone just built a replica of the ark to prove that it actually happened and to show what Noah’s life may have been like.
In 2010, Ken Ham from Kentucky, leader of a group called Answers in Genesis announced that he would build a life-size replica of the ark. After 6 years, the ark is now finished costing 77 million British pounds.
The attraction, called Ark Encounter, opened to the public last July 7, 2016.
Ark Encounter features a full-size Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible. Spanning 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high. It is seven stories tall and is a size of a football field and a half long.
The Ark Encounter theme park is the largest timber-frame structure in the world.
It is located in Williamstown, Kentucky, halfway between Cincinnati and Lexington on I-75.
The ark really looks like how we imagine it from the book of Genesis.
In case you are wondering how Noah fit all the animals on board, the park answers it all.
Ark encounter features numerous life-like animal statues to portray the events that happened during the flood.
So as Noah himself and his family.
Admission for the theme park cost $60.
What will you experience when you visit the Ark?
“I believe this is going to be one of the greatest Christian outreaches of this era in history.” Ham, the man behind Ark Encounter said.
However, this attraction is very controversial because numerous scientists and groups believe that it teaches children misconceptions about science. The project also benefited from state tax incentives.
According to Jim Helton, leader of Tri-State Freethinkers: “Basically this boat is a church raising scientifically illiterate children and lying to them about science.It’s a clear violation of separation of church and state. What they’re doing is utterly ridiculous and, anywhere else, I don’t think it would be allowed.”
Now that a replica of Noah’s ark has been built, do you believe that it actually happened? Is it really built to prove something or just to gain profit? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.