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
When people think of Noah’s ark, they often think about a “bathtub” ark with huge giraffes coming out of the top and elephants spilling over the sides. Many children’s Sunday school curricula depict the ark as a tiny ship unable to hold the required number of animals. The Ark Encounter was built to debunk some of these myths and help people answer questions about the truth of Noah’s Ark (and why AiG’s Answers Bible Curriculum teaches the truth of God’s Word without “watering down” the message).
You may have seen pictures like this in books when they talk about the ark. But the real Noah’s ark, the one described in the Bible, would have been huge (510 feet long and 51 feet tall, assuming a 20.4 inch cubit)—and amazingly seaworthy in even the roughest waters. This is a ship that could have kept the occupants safe during a year-long ordeal.
There are many issues with the idea of a “fairy tale ark.” At the Ark Encounter, we explain the 7 D’s of Deception for our guests to learn why it matters.
At the Ark Encounter, we are committed to presenting the truth of the Bible from the very first verse. We look forward to reopening so our guests can learn more from exhibits just like this!