The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum are now open daily! Note that dining, theaters, and other offerings have been enhanced to help you stay healthy.
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Cincinnati/NKY Christmas Event


Bring the family for an unforgettable evening of festive lights, skating, gift shopping, and more at the life-size Noah’s ark during this free NKY/Cincinnati Christmas event!

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2020 Details Coming Soon!

ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter is becoming a Christmas tradition for families in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Enjoy the spectacular Christmas video sharing the hope of Christmas! And the state-of-the-art, 70 X 22 ft. LED screen inside the Answers Center really makes the video colors and animation pop.

You’ll also enjoy a life-size ark and gardens illuminated in rainbow-colored lights, our heated indoor petting zoo, skating on North America’s largest Glice® (synthetic ice) rink, festive food and drinks, traditional Christmas carols, a massive fair trade market and gift shop for Christmas shopping, and so much more.

ChristmasTown at the Creation Museum

Tour the dazzling garden of lights and a live nativity at the Creation Museum during our free annual ChristmasTown event!

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