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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!

ChristmasTime

ChristmasTime 2020

November 27–December 30 | On Select Days

Bring the family for an unforgettable evening of festive lights, gift shopping, and more at the life-size Noah’s ark!

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Concerts

Southern Salvation

Southern Salvation

Join resident artists, Southern Salvation, as they praise our Creator in concert during ChristmasTime!

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Inspiration Encounter 2020

Inspiration Encounter 2021

April 8-10, 2021

Join the Collingsworth Family for 5 power-packed sessions and inspiring, life-changing concert presentations. Throughout the weekend, multiple speakers will inspire you and lift your soul!

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40 Days and 40 Nights of Gospel Music Coming to the Ark Encounte

40 Days and 40 Nights of Gospel Music

August 2, 2021–September 10, 2021

The world’s largest Christian music festival is coming to the Ark Encounter for 40 days and 40 nights! We’re very excited to announce that Abraham Productions will be presenting several dozen gospel music artists live from the Ark Encounter’s 2,500-seat Answers Center.

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Conferences

Answers for Women

Truth: Answers for Women 2021

March 19–20, 2021 at the Ark Encounter

When we understand and embrace God’s Word, we will know the difference between the truth and the lies.

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Educational

Explore Jr.

Explore Jr. Zoology at the Ark

April 30, 2021

From cute little sugar gliders to massive camels, Explore Jr. Zoology at the Ark offers an in-depth look at a variety of animals in God’s creation. Open to students in grades K–5 (ages five and up).

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Explore Jr.

Explore Jr. Botany at the Ark

May 12, 2021

Explore Jr. Botany at the Ark will investigate the beauty and design of the plant kingdom through a behind-the-scenes experience with the horticulture staff at the Ark Encounter green houses. Open to students in grades K–5 (ages five and up).

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Explore

Explore Zoology at the Ark

May 14, 2021

Explore Zoology at the Ark offers an in-depth look at a variety of animals in God’s creation. Learn about animal kinds and dispersion of animals after the Flood through close-up animal encounters with our trained zoologists. Open to students in grades 6–12 (ages 11 and up).

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Explore

Explore Botany at the Ark

May 19, 2021

Explore Botany at the Ark will investigate the beauty and design of the plant kingdom through a behind-the-scenes experience with the horticulture staff at the Ark Encounter green houses. Open to students in grades 6–12 (ages 11 and up).

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Explore Jr.

Explore Jr. Zoology at the Ark

May 21, 2021

From cute little sugar gliders to massive camels, Explore Jr. Zoology at the Ark offers an in-depth look at a variety of animals in God’s creation. Open to students in grades K–5 (ages five and up).

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Daily Presentations

Join us in the Answers Center and hear from world-class creation apologetics speakers and more!

Date Day Time Topic Presenter
November 30 Monday 3:00 p.m. How Did All the Animals Fit on the Ark? Karina Altman
December 1 Tuesday 3:00 p.m. Noah’s Ark and Flood: We’ve Got Answers Bryan Osborne
December 2 Wednesday 3:00 p.m. How Did All the Animals Fit on the Ark? Karina Altman
December 5 Saturday 3:00 p.m. Noah’s Ark and the Flood: Science Confirms the Bible Dr. Georgia Purdom
December 6 Sunday 3:00 p.m. The Forensic Science Behind God’s Fingerprint Design Dr. Jennifer Hall Rivera
December 7 Monday 3:00 p.m. Fossil and Rocks: Record of Creation and the Flood Dr. Andrew Snelling
December 8 Tuesday 3:00 p.m. The Forensic Science Behind God’s Fingerprint Design Dr. Jennifer Hall Rivera
December 9 Wednesday 3:00 p.m. From Creation to Bethlehem and Beyond Dr. Terry Mortenson
December 11 Friday 3:00 p.m. Noah’s Ark and Flood: We’ve Got Answers Bryan Osborne
December 13 Sunday 3:00 p.m. Noah’s Ark and the Flood: Science Confirms the Bible Dr. Georgia Purdom
December 14 Monday 3:00 p.m. Creation vs. Evolution: Why It Matters Avery Foley
December 15 Tuesday 3:00 p.m. Noah’s Ark and Flood: We’ve Got Answers Bryan Osborne
December 16 Wednesday 3:00 p.m. How Did All the Animals Fit on the Ark? Karina Altman
December 20 Sunday 3:00 p.m. From Creation to Bethlehem and Beyond Dr. Terry Mortenson
December 21 Monday 3:00 p.m. What Was the Christmas Star? Dr. Danny Faulkner
December 22 Tuesday 3:00 p.m. The Savior Is Born: Answering Common Objections to Christmas Tim Chaffey
December 27 Sunday 3:00 p.m. How Did All the Animals Fit on the Ark? Karina Altman
December 28 Monday 3:00 p.m. From Creation to Bethlehem and Beyond Dr. Terry Mortenson
December 29 Tuesday 3:00 p.m. The Savior Is Born: Answering Common Objections to Christmas Tim Chaffey
December 30 Wednesday 3:00 p.m. The Forensic Science Behind God’s Fingerprint Design Dr. Jennifer Hall Rivera
December 31 Thursday 3:00 p.m. Dinosaurs in the Biblical Worldview Tim Chaffey