The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum are now open daily! Note that dining, theaters, and other offerings have been enhanced to help you stay healthy.
What to know before you visit
Here at the Ark Encounter, we frequently hear a variety of the following questions:
Well, we listened and have recently released new ticketing options that we encourage you to take advantage of. Find out more about these options and how to maximize your visit to the Ark Encounter below.
Don’t pass up the opportunity to fully enjoy the Ark Encounter and our sister attraction, the Creation Museum, with our new pass options, which include the following:
We encourage everyone to consider the annual combo pass option—it’s not just for large families but for everyone. This option allows unlimited visits to both attractions for a whole year, and it also includes free parking and free admission to an Answers in Genesis conference held at either attraction. This gives everyone the flexibility to enjoy all that both attractions have to offer!
Here’s how we suggest making the most out of our new Explore More ticketing options: visit the Ark Encounter one day and take your time going through all the exhibits. Then, come back the next day with your free Explore More ticket, relax, and spend time at the Ararat Ridge Zoo, enjoy live animal programs, play on the playground with your kids or grandkids, and take in Answers Center programs (presentations, movies, concerts, etc.). Or take the opportunity to have a camel ride or do one of the many zip line tours that cross the valleys.*
And when you purchase a combo ticket, you can then spend one day at the Creation Museum taking your time to enjoy the exhibits and spectacular new 4D Special Effects Theater. After that, come back the second day, using your free Explore More tickets, and enjoy the botanical gardens, Children’s Adventure Area, live animal encounters, and programs in Legacy Hall. You can also do one of the very popular zip-line tours.*
Make the most of your visit to the Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum with our new ticket options and start planning your trip today. There’s nothing like these two God-honoring, family-friendly attractions anywhere else in the world!