Make the Ark Encounter Your Spring Break Destination

by Ark Encounter on February 24, 2022

With spring just around the corner, many schools across the country will soon be letting out for a weeklong break. As you begin thinking about your family’s spring break plans, consider visiting our life-size Noah’s Ark, where kids 10 and under receive free admission through 2022 with the purchase of one adult ticket!

Get Biblical Answers to Today’s Questions

The history of the Bible vividly comes to life at the world-class Ark Encounter. Scores of teaching exhibits about the flood, Noah, and the animals are designed to answer your questions about the biblical account of Noah’s ark.

Ice Age Exhibit

Enjoy a Presentation

Our researchers and speakers present each day on various topics, such as creation and evolution, one race, biblical kinds, and more. We also offer fascinating animal encounters—these are very popular with guests of all ages who love getting up close with some of our ambassador animals from Ararat Ridge Zoo.

K9 Presentation

Photo from our K9 Encounter presentation inside the Answers Center

Travel Back in Time

Get seated in your personal four-seat bay in the Truth Traveler time machine and journey back to the time of Noah in our immersive virtual reality experience,* A Flood of Reality. Pod, the lovable robot, will be your guide as you witness the building of Noah’s ark, experience the flood, venture inside the ark with the animals, and more—including some exciting surprises along the way.

Virtual Reality

Have Fun on the Playground

Our cutting-edge playground has been specially designed for children of all abilities. This means it’s inclusive of children with various disabilities. We’re excited that all children have yet another activity to enjoy during their visit—and their parents and grandparents can join the fun too!

Ark Encounter Playground

Visit Our Animals in the Ararat Ridge Zoo

The Ararat Ridge Zoo at the Ark Encounter features a wide variety of remarkable creatures (that help teach the concept of created kinds), including kangaroos and a wallaby that you can see up close in our kangaroo walkabout, ring-tailed lemurs, camels, exotic birds, a zorse and zonkey, and so much more.


Soar Through the Air

Soar down thousands of feet of zip lines, reaching up to 50 mph and 15 stories in the air. Ten of these mega zip lines are 1,000 feet or longer! Screaming Eagle Aerial Adventures offers packages for casual joy riders, thrill-seekers, and everyone in between.*

Zip Lines

Browse our Gifts Shop

The Ark Encounter also features a gift shop, including a large fair trade section offering handmade gifts from around the world that help support missions work. It’s a great way to build your creation apologetics library and find souvenirs, apparel, and more to help you remember your visit.

Gift Shop

Savor Delicious Food

Relax with your friends and family on the scenic deck of Emzara’s Kitchen, our two-story casual restaurant with a spectacular view of the Ark. We also have a variety of specialty outdoor dining options available seasonally in Noah’s Village at the Ark Encounter and the Olive Leaf Café inside the Answers Center.

Emzara's Kitchen

Visit the Creation Museum, Too!

In addition to visiting our life-size Noah’s Ark, be sure to make plans to take a trip to the Creation Museum while you are in town. Take a walk through the Seven C’s of History and immerse yourself in Genesis chapters 1–11. Enjoy a stroll through the beautiful botanical gardens and get up close to animals at the Eden Animal Experience. And don’t forget to take advantage of the opportunity to participate in our free Discover Programs that will help you explore God’s creation in an exciting way while making great memories.

Creation Museum

Book Your Hotel on

If you need a place to stay during your visit to the Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum, you can book your hotel right on Choose from a variety of vetted hotels conveniently located near our life-size Noah’s Ark and our sister attraction, the Creation Museum, and receive a special rate when you book through our site. Start planning your trip today!

*Additional cost