Due to public health efforts to contain COVID-19, the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum are temporarily closed until April 20 or later.
In just a few weeks, the Christmas season gets into full swing with ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter from November 29 through December 30 (closed Christmas Eve and Day) this year. See what is new, and what you can experience when your family joins us to celebrate this special time of the year at ChristmasTime.
New this year, we will be showing a spectacular Christmas video sharing the hope of Christmas on the massive LED screen in the Answers Center at the Ark Encounter.
This powerful animated show—originally produced for showing on the 510-foot-long life-size Noah’s Ark—is utterly unique. “Encounter the Wonder” has now been modified and upgraded to show in the Answers Center. And the state-of-the-art 70 x 22 ft. LED screen inside the auditorium really makes the colors and animation pop. It’s stunning, and you’ll be amazed!
This video program is just one aspect of ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter that you and your family can experience. You’ll also enjoy a sea of rainbow lights (including our life-size Noah’s Ark lit up in rainbow lights), our heated indoor petting zoo, skating on North America’s largest Glice® rink, festive food and drinks, traditional Christmas carols with Steve Hess & Southern Salvation, a massive fair trade market and gift shop for Christmas shopping, and so much more. Entrance to ChristmasTime is free from 5 p.m. (only pay for parking). Some activities may cost extra.
Looking to warm up from the winter’s chill? Upgrade your ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter experience by touring the Ark's exhibits and grabbing a bite to eat at Emzara's Buffet all with our exclusive holiday pricing after 5 p.m. Learn more on our event page.