What’s Happening at the Ark Encounter?

by Ark Encounter on June 11, 2024

We’re already sailing through summer at the Ark Encounter and have a lot of fun events scheduled throughout these warm months and beyond! Check out what we have planned for the rest of the year!

A Summer of Music at the Ark

Our Gospel Music Weekends are off to a great start and continue through July 27. These outdoor concerts occur every Friday and Saturday and will bring over 20 gospel and faith country music artists to Noah’s Village Stage.

Noah's Village Stage Outdoor Concert

Our Faith Country and Bluegrass Music Festival is happening Wednesday through Saturday this week, so there’s still time to make it! Each day of this festival features an outdoor concert at noon and a headline band that performs inside at the Answers Center at 4 p.m.

Mitchell Whisnant in Concert

Our final music event of the summer is huge—it’s the world’s largest Christian music festival and it kicks off July 30. Our 40 Days and 40 Nights of Christian Music features 120+ concerts from contemporary, praise & worship, faith country, and other music genres. Sought-after speakers will also take to the stage to deliver inspirational, biblical messages. This festival runs July 30–September 7, 2024, and features big names like Casting Crowns, Crowder, Mac Powell, Gold City, Legacy Five, and more!

Cain in Concert

Best of all, these music events are included with the price of admission.

Día Latino

This annual event to connect with our Hispanic community will take place October 18–19, 2024, at the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter. As we dive into the controversial topic of identity, we’ll discover what God has to say about who we are—because while the world is confused about identity, the Bible is clear about who each of us is as one of God’s image bearers.

A great lineup of speakers will share the clarity offered in the Bible and the hope we have in Christ, including Answers in Genesis Executive CEO, Martyn Iles, and Director of Latin America, Joe Owen. Attendees will also have the opportunity to tour both attractions and explore all there is to see and do!

For more information on Día Latino, visit

A Beloved Production Returns

The Horse and His Boy will return to the Ark Encounter this fall. This Broadway-level production will transform the Answers Center into the world of Narnia with stunning sets, lifelike puppetry, and mesmerizing costumes. All this, along with the incredible cast, will transport the audience into this captivating story and the creative mind of C. S. Lewis.

The show will run November 12–16 and November 19–23. Tickets are now available for purchase and include a show-only ticket to allow guests to enjoy the program without also having to purchase Ark Encounter admission. Get your tickets today!

We’re Expanding!

This past April, we broke ground on a new location for our popular Truth Traveler attraction. We are expanding into the Pigeon Forge area, and we’re so excited to bring the truth of God’s Word to an even larger audience.

Pigeon Forge Truth Traveler Groundbreaking

Truth Traveler transports guests back in time, immersing them in pivotal moments in biblical history with a custom animated 5D Virtual Reality ride, complete with motion benches and haptics for a full sensory experience.

The Truth Traveler venue in Pigeon Forge will be located at 2860 Parkway, conveniently situated across from the Pirates Voyage Dinner Show and The Island. In addition to the Truth Traveler virtual reality attraction, the Pigeon Forge location will also feature a state-of-art planetarium with laser projectors and a 30-meter-diameter tilted dome.

Pigeon Forge Truth Traveler Outside Building Concept Art

Guests will travel deep into the far reaches of the universe with spectacular digital imagery of the solar system and the galaxies beyond it. It is projected to open in early 2025.

We’re Hiring!

With so much going on at the Ark Encounter, we’re hiring for both seasonal and regular positions!

Open interviews for seasonal positions will be held at Mt. Olivet Christian Church on the dates listed below. Stop by to apply, be interviewed, and possibly be offered a position all on the same day! For regular ongoing needs, be sure to check our employment page.

  • Thursday, June 13, 2024: 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 27, 2024: 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 10, 2024: 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 9, 2024: 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

If you are interested in applying for a position at the Ark Encounter but cannot join us for our open interviews, please apply online! A complete list of open positions is available on our jobs page.