Noah's Ark replica promises to be 'one of the world's greatest Christian attractions'

A view from a helicopter of the Ark Encounter project by Creation Museum CEO and President Ken Ham in Williamstown, Kentucky.(Facebook/Ken Ham)

Almost all Christians have read about the story of Noah's Ark, told in the Bible from Genesis 6 to 9. God asked Noah to build the massive vessel to save him, his family and the world's animals from the great flood.

By next year, Christians can relive Noah's story through a life-size replica of the ark now being built in Williamstown, Kentucky. The $29.5-million project also promises to feature taxidermy animals depicting those brought by Noah in his ark.

Creation Museum chief executive and President Ken Ham shared a video, which was taken from a helicopter, on his Facebook page showing how the construction of the life-size Noah's Ark is going so far.

The video first shows a wide parking area, which can fit 4,000 vehicles. The video also shows how the massive ark is now taking shape.

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

Those interested in knowing how the ark's construction is going can visit the site. Visitors will have the thrill of witnessing firsthand the historic construction of Noah's Ark, being built according to the biblical proportions described in Scripture, Ham said.

"Our guests will safely observe the Ark from a viewing spot just outside the actual hard-hat area. It will be their once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see an Ark being built, which will become the largest timber-frame building in the world," he added.

The Ark Encounter website, which allows people to donate money to help construct the Noah's Ark replica, also released a video showing how artists are working on the taxidermy animals to be featured in the ark.