The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum are reopening on June 8! Note that dining, theaters, and other offerings have been enhanced to help you stay healthy.
What to know before you visit
Ark Encounter features a full-size Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible. Spanning 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high, this modern engineering marvel amazes visitors young and old. Ark Encounter is situated in beautiful Grant County in Williamstown, Kentucky, halfway between Cincinnati and Lexington and right off I-75.
We built the full-size Noah’s Ark to answer these questions—and more! As you enter Noah’s world aboard the massive Ark, you’ll tour three decks filled with scores of world-class exhibit bays. These stunning exhibits allow you to experience what Noah’s life may have been like.
What was Noah’s life like prior to the Flood, what did he look like, and what did he do for a living before he built the Ark?Learn More
The real Noah’s Ark, the one described in the Bible, was huge. It was amazingly seaworthy—a ship that kept the occupants safe during a worldwide flood.Learn More
You’ll learn how Noah might have cared for all the animals and how the Ark was big enough to fit them all on board.Learn More
What do legends from around the world tell us about Noah’s Flood? What happened to Noah, the animals, and the Earth after the Flood?Learn More
Ark Encounter is the largest timber frame structure in the world, built from standing dead timber, in part by skilled Amish craftsmen. The Ark is an architectural and engineering wonder containing three decks of world-class exhibits.
View this informative booklet detailing the construction of the Ark with spectacular photographs, fascinating statistics, and more.View PDF