Noah and a handful of relatives built a functional ark in just a few months without donations and it takes Ken nearly four years only to get started? Yeah you're proving how true this story is!
If you are ignorant to what the "Ark Encounter" is let me explain. It's the brain child of Ken Ham the man you owns the Creation Museum. The whole idea for this little theme park is to prove Noah's flood. A task of which is impossible for many reasons. The ability to fit 2 (or 7 if you go by genesis 7:2-3) of each species would just simply not be humanly possible. You would have difficultly with only the human species and all of its genetic variations on one boat as well as their food and water supplies. It would be a very hard thing to do. Seeing that the story is only Noahs family we would not have the genetic variations we see today if this had happened. You would need multiple families.
This little bit of evidence is somehow ignored by Ken.
"The new human race descended from Noah and his family, who carried all the genes that were eventually passed down to us today. Does this mean that Noah and his family already had genetic disorders like cystic fibrosis and Huntington’s disease? Probably not. These modern disorders are probably mutations that may have occurred during or after the time of Noah."
Four Women, a Boat, and Lots of Kids by Todd Charles Wood
Another problem with the tale of Noah is how was the Earth repopulated? There is simply no way around the fact that incest would have been required. Of course incest is common place in the bible. Even Lot practiced it with his two daughters. (Abraham with his half sister Sara, Amram and his aunt Jochabed, and Chain and his wife are a few more incest ridden relationships.) Of course there is the excuse that "God made incest okay back then" which doesn't explain Leviticus 18:6-18 but I digress.
There is also the little bitty problem with geology. There is not one place where the animals of one layer cross over into the other. If there was a flood you would expect them to swim to the higher layers and everything would be all mixed together. This does not happen. Since I am no scientist I will allow you to read further on this so that I do not give poor explanations. (Click here for more information on why Noah's Flood is false.)
Despite the evidence against Noah's Flood Ken Ham is still working for the creation of his latest theme park. He's even taking donations of which are cleverly named by the amount you donate. "Peg" is a ten dollar a month donation ($100 in all). "Plank" is a 100 dollar a month donation ($1,000 in all). "Beam" is a 500 dollar a month donation ($5,000 in all). With each donation you get certain gifts in return that range from tickets to an autograph. For a the "Plank" donation you receive this hideous little paper weight. And if you up it to a "Beam" donation Ken signs it for you. Not only could they have added a little more detail to the chunk of wood but implying that his signature makes it any better is horrifyingly cheap. This item likely isn't even worth more than 30 dollars.
However there are bigger problems concerning money than just the donations. The location The Ark Experience is being built desperately needs things other than another theme park. Kentucky is the 14th worst state for education funding, it has the highest cancer death rates, and also is the worst state for animal safety. Though this attraction will bring in quiet a bit of tourism is wont fix Kentuckys problems. This does not education kids, this does not heal the sick, and it defiantly does not keep animals from being abused. Does this mean that if something serves no common good should it not be built? Well, no but I feel if we are going to give a considerate tax break then yes it should serve a service other than teaching lies.