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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!

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Concerts

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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Answers for Pastors

Answers for Pastors & Leaders Conference 2021

October 5-7, 2021 at the Ark Encounter

Learn how to navigate the increasingly hostile culture in which we live.

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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 for special programs, movies and more during the winter, including:

  • The Building of the Ark Encounter
  • Amazing Evidence from Archaeology
  • Evolution vs. God
  • New Beginning
  • Animal Encounters
  • Movies
  • . . . and more!

Camel Encounter at the Zoo: Enjoy meeting and feeding some of our dromedary camels! Camel Encounter takes place at the camel ride track. Program is weather permitting and runs from January 6 through March 6, 1:00-3:00, on Wednesday through Saturday of each week.

Check daily schedule upon arrival at the Ark Encounter.

Daily Presentations Schedule
Date Day Time Topic Presenter
January 20 Wednesday 3:00 p.m. Are Humans Related to Chimps? Video Presentation
January 21 Thursday 3:00 p.m. Dragons, Dinosaurs, and the Bible Video Presentation
January 22 Friday 3:00 p.m. Genesis, Foundations, and How to Impact the Culture Video Presentation
January 23 Saturday 3:00 p.m. One Blood, One Race: The Origin of “Races” Video Presentation
January 27 Wednesday 3:00 p.m. Fearfully and Wonderfully Made Video Presentation
January 28 Thursday 3:00 p.m. The Genesis of the Gospel Video Presentation
January 29 Friday 3:00 p.m. Genesis, Foundations, and How to Impact the Culture Video Presentation
January 30 Saturday 3:00 p.m. One Blood, One Race: The Origin of “Races” Video Presentation
February 3 Wednesday 3:00 p.m. Is the Earth Flat? Video Presentation
February 4 Thursday 3:00 p.m. Dragons, Dinosaurs, and the Bible Video Presentation
February 5 Friday 3:00 p.m. Genesis, Foundations, and How to Impact the Culture Video Presentation
February 6 Saturday 3:00 p.m. One Blood, One Race: The Origin of “Races” Video Presentation
February 10 Wednesday 3:00 p.m. Fossils and Rocks: Record of Creation and the Flood Video Presentation
February 11 Thursday 3:00 p.m. The Genesis of the Gospel Video Presentation
February 12 Friday 3:00 p.m. Genesis, Foundations, and How to Impact the Culture Video Presentation
February 13 Saturday 3:00 p.m. One Blood, One Race: The Origin of “Races” Video Presentation
February 17 Wednesday 3:00 p.m. Fearfully and Wonderfully Made Video Presentation
February 18 Thursday 3:00 p.m. Dragons, Dinosaurs, and the Bible Video Presentation
February 19 Friday 3:00 p.m. Genesis, Foundations, and How to Impact the Culture Video Presentation
February 20 Saturday 3:00 p.m. One Blood, One Race: The Origin of “Races” Video Presentation
February 24 Wednesday 3:00 p.m. Are Humans Related to Chimps? Video Presentation
February 25 Thursday 3:00 p.m. The Genesis of the Gospel Video Presentation
February 26 Friday 3:00 p.m. Genesis, Foundations, and How to Impact the Culture Video Presentation
February 27 Saturday 3:00 p.m. One Blood, One Race: The Origin of “Races” Video Presentation
March 3 Wednesday 3:00 p.m. Is the Earth Flat? Video Presentation
March 4 Thursday 3:00 p.m. Dragons, Dinosaurs, and the Bible Video Presentation
March 5 Friday 3:00 p.m. Genesis, Foundations, and How to Impact the Culture Video Presentation
March 6 Saturday 3:00 p.m. One Blood, One Race: The Origin of “Races” Video Presentation