Snow Days at the Ararat Ridge Zoo
Feb. 22, 2018

Snow Days at the Ararat Ridge Zoo

Winter has brought many snowy days to the Ark Encounter this year. And just as your family might enjoy spending time playing in the snow, our animals at the Ararat Ridge Zoo love playing in it too! Check out these fun photos of some of our animals during these snow days.

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Everything Fit Inside the Ark?
Feb. 15, 2018

Everything Fit Inside the Ark?

On the wall next to our half-Ark model, you’ll see signs designed to show you what Noah’s family might have needed for the journey, a list of the many animal kinds that could have been on board, and more. Learn about the information these signs contain.

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Bring Home a Furry Friend From the Ark Encounter
Feb. 8, 2018

Bring Home a Furry Friend From the Ark Encounter

With spring on the horizon, you might be looking forward to your children’s spring break or even their summer vacation. We are excited to announce that a new selection of unique stuffed animals will be arriving in the Ark Encounter gift shop in spring 2018.

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Celebrating Valentine’s Day in the Ararat Ridge Zoo
Feb. 1, 2018

Celebrating Valentine’s Day in the Ararat Ridge Zoo

Holidays always inspire creative enrichment ideas at the Ararat Ridge Zoo, and for Valentine’s Day, our zookeepers themed their enrichment items accordingly for some extra fun! Check out how they are celebrating in the Ararat Ridge Zoo this year.

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Who Visited the Ark Encounter in 2017?
Jan. 25, 2018

Who Visited the Ark Encounter in 2017?

Since it opened to the public on July 7, 2016, guests continued to travel from all over the world to visit the Ark Encounter in 2017, including some names and faces you might recognize! Check out which well-known people visited the Ark Encounter in 2017!

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Explore the Ark Encounter Grounds
Jan. 18, 2018

Explore the Ark Encounter Grounds

Through February 28, 2018, you still have the opportunity to explore the Ark Encounter grounds for just the price of parking!

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There’s Still Time to Encounter the Wonder!
Jan. 11, 2018

There’s Still Time to Encounter the Wonder!

Check out these five Instagram photos posted by Ark Encounter visitors to get a taste of our guests’ favorite aspects of ChristmasTime at the Ark.

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Coming This Year: Ark Encounter Auditorium
Jan. 4, 2018

Coming This Year: Ark Encounter Auditorium

This year, our brand-new auditorium will open, allowing us to easily host conferences, concerts, daily speaking events, and family workshops.

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Look How ChristmasTime Transformed the Ark!
Dec. 28, 2017

Look How ChristmasTime Transformed the Ark!

ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter has changed the look of the Ark grounds. Check out the difference the multi-colored lights make with these image sliders!

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Merry Christmas from the Ark Encounter!
Dec. 21, 2017

Merry Christmas from the Ark Encounter!

As Christmas Day approaches, we invite you to reflect on the joyous account of Christ’s arrival. Merry Christmas from all of us at the Ark Encounter!

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Sights and Sounds from ChristmasTime at the Ark
Dec. 14, 2017

Sights and Sounds from ChristmasTime at the Ark

Here’s a taste of what you’ll experience when you join us during our inaugural ChristmasTime at the Ark.

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ChristmasTime at the Ark Starts Tomorrow
Dec. 7, 2017

ChristmasTime at the Ark Starts Tomorrow

Start a new family tradition with ChristmasTime at the Ark that includes a stunning laser-projection program, “Encounter the Wonder.”

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Give Something BIG This Christmas
Dec. 5, 2017

Give Something BIG This Christmas

Want to give a meaningful gift for Christmas this year? Here’s the perfect idea: a gift card to the Ark Encounter!

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Shop for Gifts That Give Back
Nov. 30, 2017

Shop for Gifts That Give Back

When you join us for ChristmasTime at the Ark, don’t miss the opportunity to browse our 4,000-square-feet of fair trade options at the Ark Encounter.

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7 Things Noah Might Have Been Thankful For
Nov. 21, 2017

7 Things Noah Might Have Been Thankful For

If people had celebrated this holiday in Noah’s time, here are seven reasons that he might have been thankful.

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“Encounter the Wonder” of ChristmasTime at the Ark
Nov. 16, 2017

“Encounter the Wonder” of ChristmasTime at the Ark

Between December 8 and January 15, you can catch a spectacular laser-projection show, “Encounter the Wonder,” during ChristmasTime at the Ark.

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Experience an Overnight Adventure on the Ark
Nov. 9, 2017

Experience an Overnight Adventure on the Ark

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend the night on Noah’s Ark? Join us at the Ark Encounter for our overnight adventure.

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Interviewing Noah: Then and Now
Nov. 2, 2017

Interviewing Noah: Then and Now

We also show two films on the second and third decks that you won’t want your family to miss. Learn more about each of these movies.

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A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper at Ararat Ridge Zoo
Oct. 26, 2017

A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper at Ararat Ridge Zoo

See what a day in the life of a zookeeper looks like as they work with our animals at the Ark Encounter.

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Twelve Stones—A Reminder to Future Generations
Oct. 20, 2017

Twelve Stones—A Reminder to Future Generations

Learn the story behind the 12 stones memorial at the Ark Encounter, and find out how you can capture a reminder of your experience for years to come.

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Explore the Outdoors This Fall at the Ark Encounter
Oct. 5, 2017

Explore the Outdoors This Fall at the Ark Encounter

Fall is the perfect time of the year to explore the Ark Encounter grounds during your visit to our life-size Noah’s Ark.

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Turn Ordinary Pennies into Collectible Memories
Sept. 28, 2017

Turn Ordinary Pennies into Collectible Memories

We are excited to announce that we have recently installed three new penny press machines at the Ark Encounter.

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Mark Your Calendar for ChristmasTime at the Ark
Sept. 21, 2017

Mark Your Calendar for ChristmasTime at the Ark

Mark your calendar for ChristmasTime at the Ark each evening from December 8, 2017, to January 15, 2018.

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Invite Spanish-Speaking Friends to Día Latino
Sept. 14, 2017

Invite Spanish-Speaking Friends to Día Latino

If you have Spanish-speaking friends or relatives—or if you speak Spanish yourself—you will want to join us for Día Latino on September 30.

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