Noah’s Ark Museum

A full size model of Noah’s ark is now open to the public in the Netherlands! Johan Huibers built the ark using approximate measurements based on the “cubit” as described in the Bible (Genesis 6:14-17). A cubit is the average length of a man’s arm from his elbow to his fingertips.1 Mr. Huibers’ ark is nearly 450 feet long and 75 feet tall!2

We don’t know exactly what the ark looked like, but Mr. Huibers’ design makes it apparent that the ark was enormous and had plenty of room to accommodate all the animals. “Docked at Dordrecht in the southern Netherlands, its enormity is a reminder of the global Flood and of Noah’s faithfulness to obey God by building the Ark and preaching God’s warning of the coming judgment.”3

Looking for an ark to visit that is closer to home? Don’t forget that the Creation Museum contains a Noah’s ark exhibit. Also, the new Ark Encounter, a historically themed attraction, will be constructed in Northern Kentucky. It will contain a full-size replica of Noah’s Ark which will be “the largest timber-frame structure in the USA.”4

For more information on Noah’s Ark, please see:

1Robert Nisbet, Modern-Day Noah Opens Doors Of Ark Creation, July 29, 2012, Sky News HD, http://news.sky.com/story/966302/modern-day-noah-opens-doors-of-ark-creation
2History, Ark Van Noach, http://www.arcofnoah.org/information/history/
3Elizabeth Mitchell, News to Note, August 25, 2012, Answers in Genesis, http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/2012/08/25/news-to-note-08252012
4FAQ, Ark Encounter, http://arkencounter.com/faq/