About Us

The Ark Encounter, of which phase one opened on July 7, 2016, is a one-of-a-kind, historically themed attraction. In an entertaining, educational, and immersive way, it presents a number of historical events centered on Noah’s Ark as recorded in the Bible. As the largest timber-frame structure in the world, the 510-foot-long full-size Ark is designed to be family-oriented, historically authentic, and environmentally friendly. Additional phases will be added over the years.

The Ark Encounter, as sister attraction of the popular Creation Museum, is a Christian evangelistic outreach intended to bring the Ark of Noah’s day to life. Located in Williamstown, Kentucky (south of Cincinnati and 40 miles from the Creation Museum), the Ark equips visitors to understand the reality of the events that are recorded in the book of Genesis:

The Ark Encounter takes advantage of the latest environmental technologies to be good stewards of creation. Additional future phases for the attraction include a pre-Flood walled city, the Tower of Babel, a first-century village, a journey in history from Abraham to the parting of the Red Sea, a walk-through aviary, an expanded petting zoo area, and other attractions that uphold the truth of God’s Word.

Exhibit Book

How was the Ark Built?

View this informative booklet detailing the construction of the Ark with spectacular photographs, fascinating statistics, and more.

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Exhibit Book

Spread the Word

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