Events at the Ark Encounter

The Ark Encounter has a variety of events to enhance your visit. The Answers Center hosts daily presentations with our world-class creation apologetics speakers, concerts, conferences and special events, and more. There is something for everyone in your family to enjoy during your trip to the Ark Encounter!

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Daily Calendar

At the Ark Encounter, we have daily programming to enhance your visit. Check out our events calendar to see what you can experience during your trip.

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Dr. Danny Faulkner at the Answers Center


Enjoy hearing from a dynamic speaker during your visit. You’ll learn more about God’s Word and God’s world during these special, family-friendly presentations.

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Educational Programs

Whatever your passion, we have a variety of hands-on educational programs that will help you explore God’s creation in an exciting and memorable way.

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Ark Resident Artists

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Join our resident artists as they praise our Creator in concert!

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40 Days and Nights

40 Days & 40 Nights of Christian Music

July 30–September 7, 2024

The world’s largest Christian music festival is coming to the Ark Encounter for 40 days and 40 nights!

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Faith Country and Bluegrass Music Festival

Faith Country and Bluegrass Music Festival

June 12–15

If you like country and bluegrass music with faith-based lyrics, then you’ll want to come to the Ark Encounter this summer for our Faith Country and Bluegrass Music Festival.

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Gospel Music Weekends at the Ark

Gospel Music Weekends at the Ark

May 31–July 27

Don't miss the 20+ artists performing on Noah's Village Stage during Gospel Music Weekends at the Ark.

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Featured Events

Deaf Days

Deaf Days 2024: Light of Life

Friday, April 19, 2024 at the Ark Encounter

Saturday, April 20, 2024 at the Creation Museum

Be among some of the first to experience this portrayal of the life of Jesus—all in ASL!

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Homeschool Experience

Family Homeschool Experience 2024

May 9–11, 2024

Join us for three days of faith-building experiences for the whole family.

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2024 Creation Research Society Conference

2024 Creation Research Society Conference

July 25–27, 2024

The annual CRS conference provides a forum for members to present their latest research. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn interesting facts and leave the conference with new ideas and understanding!

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Answers for Pastors

Answers for Pastors & Leaders Conference

October 8–10, 2024

Get equipped to contend for a truly biblical worldview, grounded in the absolute truth of God’s Word!

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Día Latino 2024

Día Latino

Viernes, 18 de octubre de 2024 en el Creation Museum

Sábado, 19 de octubre de 2024 en el Ark Encounter

El Día Latino es un evento en español donde serás equipado y animado con las verdades bíblicas. Ven y disfruta del Día Latino en el Creation Museum y en el Ark Encounter.

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STEM Challenge

Answers STEM Challenge

November 6, 2024

Are you interested in STEM, design, and want to participate in a friendly competition with others who love God’s word? Now is your chance in the exciting Answers STEM Challenge!

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Creation College Expo 2024

Creation College Expo

November 7–9, 2024

This exciting event allows you and your students in grades 7–12 to visit with representatives from Christian institutions across the country who hold to biblical authority.

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November 29, 2024–January 4, 2025

Tuesday–Saturday on Select Days

Bring the family for an unforgettable evening of festive lights, live music/shows, holiday dining, gift shopping, and more!

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Answers for Women 2025

Resolute: Answers for Women 2025

March 31–April 2, 2025

April 3–5, 2025

At Answers for Women 2025, you’ll learn to be resolute in your Christian faith and refute false teachings with biblical truth.

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