PETERSBURG, Ky. (AP) — The Creation Museum, which advocates a literal interpretation of the Bible, plans to expand over the next year with programs aimed at children.

Among the expected additions are an outdoor playground and kiosks geared for kids in every part of the museum, according to museum founder Ken Ham of the group Answers in Genesis.

Answers in Genesis aims to educate people directly, rather than challenge public school boards to add creationism to their curricula, Ham said. More than 400,000 people have visited the museum since it opened one year ago in northern Kentucky.

Since crowds have been larger than expected, the museum has already added some extras, such as more walking trails, a petting zoo and theater performances for children.

Ham said the museum's popularity has brought requests from other religious groups for him to build similar museums in their cities. He has no immediate plans to do so, but Ham said the museum is consulting with churches throughout the country to build one-room displays that will serve as mini-Creation Museums.