Rocky Mountain Joinery was awarded the contract to design and fabricate a life-size recreation of Noah’s Ark as part of The Creation Museum project. The Ark Encounter is a one-of-a-kind historically themed attraction that will stand as a permanent timber construction landmark. The Ark Encounter is one of the largest “green” construction projects in the country, taking advantage of the latest environmental technologies to be good stewards of creation. Fabrication of the heavy timber structure in Colorado took 14 months, and was completed in March 2016. The project was completed on schedule for the grand opening in July 2016.
THE ARK IN NUMBERS
Number of 60’ trees fabricated: 64
Number of timber trucks:220
In an entertaining, educational, and immersive way, The Ark Encounter presents a number of historical events centered on a full-size, all-wood Ark. Future phases for the attraction include a Walled City, the Tower of Babel, a first-century Middle Eastern village, a journey in history from Abraham to the parting of the Red Sea, a walk-through aviary, an expanded large petting zoo, and so on.It is designed to be family oriented, historically authentic, and environmentally friendly.