Mark Your Calendar for Deaf Day 2018
April 19, 2018

Mark Your Calendar for Deaf Day 2018

Join us on Saturday, October 13, 2018, as we welcome guests from the Deaf community and their friends and family for this special day.

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Is There Evidence of the Flood?
April 12, 2018

Is There Evidence of the Flood?

Today, the world is covered with billions of fossils in rock layers laid down by water—even on top of mountains.

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We’re Hiring at the Ark Encounter!
April 10, 2018

We’re Hiring at the Ark Encounter!

Do you want to use the unique skills and gifts God has given you to spread the message of biblical authority and the gospel? Join our team—we are hiring!

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10 Photos of Our Lovable Zoo Animals
April 5, 2018

10 Photos of Our Lovable Zoo Animals

To celebrate National Zoo Lovers Day, we thought we’d introduce you to 10 of our animals and share some fun facts about them.

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Enter the “Ark” of Salvation Today
March 29, 2018

Enter the “Ark” of Salvation Today

One of the most popular photo stops during our guests’ visit to the Ark Encounter is the Door. As we prepare to celebrate Jesus Christ’s death and Resurrection this weekend, learn more about this powerful spot inside our life-size Noah’s Ark.

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Can We Trust the New Testament Manuscripts?
March 22, 2018

Can We Trust the New Testament Manuscripts?

In our Why the Bible Is True exhibit, you will follow three college students around campus as they are challenged about their beliefs. Why the Bible Is True addresses many common objections to trusting God’s Word. Want to learn more about this exhibit? Check out these videos!

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Spend Your Break at the Ark Encounter
March 15, 2018

Spend Your Break at the Ark Encounter

With spring just around the corner, many schools will soon be letting out for break. As you begin thinking about your family’s spring break plans, consider visiting our life-size Noah’s Ark! Check out some of the outdoor things you can experience when you visit the Ark Encounter for spring break.

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Overnight Adventures on the Life-Size Noah’s Ark
March 2, 2018

Overnight Adventures on the Life-Size Noah’s Ark

Are you looking for a unique adventure for your youth or school group? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend the night on Noah’s Ark? Well, join us at the Ark Encounter for our overnight adventure program and find out!

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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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