Founder Of Kentucky ‘Creation Museum’ Updates Plan To Build Massive Noah’s Ark

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The founder of a Kentucky museum who debated evolution with Science Guy Bill Nye is giving an update on a plan to build a massive replica of Noah's Ark.

Creation Museum founder Ken Ham unveiled the $150 million theme park proposal in 2011. But private donations to the Ark Encounter project did not keep pace with the timeline, forcing its backers to delay construction of the 500-foot-long wooden ship.

Ham, who leads the Answers in Genesis ministry, will make comments on the project Thursday evening. Organizers and local elected leaders have sought to fund the project with a municipal bond issue, which Ham plans to discuss.

Ham's ministry enjoyed an avalanche of media attention during the Feb. 4 debate with Nye, which was streamed live on the Web.