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!

Spring Events


Answers for Women is an annually held spring conference focused on encouraging and equipping women of all ages in the faith. This popular conference is known to sell out, so be sure to purchase your tickets early! (Note: Streaming options are often available if the in-person conference is sold out.)

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Answers for Women Event Poster
Answers for Women

March 31–April 2, 2025

April 3–5, 2025

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Other Events

Deaf Days Event Poster

Deaf Days

April 11, 2025

Family Homeschool Experience Event Poster

Family Homeschool Experience

May 15–17, 2025

Faith Country Music Festival Event Poster

Faith Country Music Festival

2025 Dates Coming Soon

Summer Events


Experience the world’s largest Christian music festival—40 Days & 40 Nights of Christian Music at the Ark Encounter. Sought-after speakers and favorite artists from multiple genres come to Northern Kentucky to provide more than 120 concerts over the course of the festival.

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40-40 Event Poster
40 Days & 40 Nights

July 30–September 7, 2024

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Other Events

Answers for Educators Event Poster

Answers for Educators

July 21–July 22, 2024

Answers Academy
Gospel Music Weekend Event Poster

Gospel Music Weekends

May 31–July 27, 2024

Explore Camp Event Poster

Explore Camp

Creation Museum

Fall Events


Our three-day Answers for Pastors & Leaders Conference is held every October and draws attendees from across the country. Enjoy admission to both the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum and learn from dynamic speakers during this conference.

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Answers for Pastors Event Poster
Answers for Pastors

October 8–10, 2024

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Other Events

Día Latino Event Poster

Día Latino

October 18–19, 2024

College Expo

Creation College Expo

November 7–9, 2024

The Horse and His Boy

The Horse and His Boy

November 12–23, 2024
(Select Days)

Winter Events


One of our most popular events of the year is ChristmasTime, which takes place between Thanksgiving and New Year's and features dazzling rainbow-colored lights, live music, and special Christmas programs.

*Zip lines are closed January through mid-March.

Featured Event

ChristmasTime Event Poster

November 29, 2024–January 4, 2025
Tuesday–Saturday on select days

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Other Events

ChristmasTown Event Poster


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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

See daily calendar for times.

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

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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

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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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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