Unique Gifts at the Ark Encounter

by Ark Encounter on December 14, 2023

Did you know that the ministry of Answers in Genesis is one of the biggest sellers of Christian fair trade items? These items are available at both the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum, and purchases help disadvantaged people around the world.

What Is Fair Trade?

What is Fair Trade?

Fair trade is a buying relationship that creates opportunities for economically disadvantaged artisans by providing a market for their handcrafted goods. Purchases provide our artisans with a reliable income and the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty!

Ark Encounter Fair Trade

Fair Trade Impact

This gives workers the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty and the freedom to choose a different life.

Ark Encounter Fair Trade

Many of our fair trade partners agree with our mission to “deliver the message of the gospel,” and are actively sharing Christ in their sphere of influence. This means your purchases can help provide economic and gospel hope to needy people God loves. And what a great way to obtain Christmas presents from fair trade to give to others and help those who made the items—that’s a gift to them.

Ark Encounter Fair Trade

We have over 4,000 square feet of dedicated fair trade shopping in the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum gift shops, and we also offer a limited selection of products in our online fair trade shop.

Be sure to do some Christmas shopping in our fair trade area when you visit us for ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter and ChristmasTown at the Creation Museum!

Celebrate with Us at ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter

Bring your whole family for this special event that runs Tuesday through Saturday evenings until December 30, 2023. ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter features a sea of lights, the Ark illuminated in rainbow lights, live family-friendly programming, carousel rides, and much more. This event is sure to become your next family tradition, as it has for many families in the tri-state area and far beyond!

ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter

When you join us for ChristmasTime, be sure to stop by the Answers Center for A Family Christmas Program. The program begins with our animated show, Encounter the Wonder. This will be followed by live music performed by TrueSong, our resident vocal group, and a video presentation by the students of Answers Academy.

This exciting Christmas program includes popular Christmas songs along with great storytelling and a compelling message, and is an experience that the whole family is sure to enjoy!

Head to ChristmasTown at the Creation Museum Too!

Make sure to visit ChristmasTown at the Creation Museum this year as well. Enjoy a breathtaking garden of lights with new designs added, lit-up dinosaurs throughout the grounds, indoor dramas, family-friendly programming, and more. Upgrade your experience by enjoying The Christmas Star in our Stargazer Planetarium or zipping over the Christmas lights (additional ticket purchases required).

ChristmasTown at the Creation Museum

Start making your plans to celebrate the Christmas season with us today, and enjoy this special time of the year with your friends and family!