Deaf Day

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Get ready for an eye-opening experience at the Ark Encounter! You will be amazed at the the massive life-size Noah’s Ark, its exquisite craftsmanship, and the life-like exhibits. ASL interpreters and Deaf volunteers will be available, as well as video captions.

Deaf Presenter

Calvin Farley, who has presented at the Creation Museum for the last three annual Deaf Days, will speak at the Ark Encounter on the second floor of Emzara's Buffet this year. His topic will be “The 7 C’s of History.” Don’t miss this informative ASL session!

Make it a weekend! Enjoy our Deaf-led offerings and the company of many other Deaf guests, as well as the assistance of Deaf volunteers and interpreters on Saturday, October 13th, at the Ark Encounter and on Sunday, October 14th, at the Creation Museum.

Also at the Creation Museum

Sunday, October 14, 2018

For the Creation Museum Deaf Day, the museum’s shows, presentations, and special programs will be ASL interpreted or captioned! Volunteers will be available to assist with ticket sales, food ordering, and providing directions.

Bring a Group

If you would like to bring a group of 15 or more guests, please contact Reservations at (800) 721-2298.

Guests on Deck

Can I Help with Deaf Day?

Due to the huge growth of this event, more volunteers are needed! We need skilled signers who are very confident and competent communicating in ASL, Deaf volunteers, interpreters, and especially tactile interpreters and SSP’s! A very limited number of students can help, but you must be able to communicate with the Deaf effectively.

If you are interested in volunteering for the Deaf Day you should complete both volunteer applications and indicate “Deaf Day” under Availability, as well as how you would like to help (interpretation, Deaf volunteer, and so on). Volunteers will have an opportunity to tour the Ark ahead of time and receive a discount in the gift shop.

Deaf Ministry Volunteer Form General Volunteer Application Form

Calvary Exhibit

Do Deaf People Normally Enjoy the Ark Encounter When It’s Not Deaf Day?

The Ark Encounter is a very visual experience, and we have received good feedback from Deaf guests even when it’s not Deaf Day. Most of the videos throughout the Ark are open-captioned.

Extent of Ice Age

What If I Have More Questions?

If you have any questions about Deaf Day, please contact us.

Boy Near Cage