The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum are reopening on June 8! Note that dining, theaters, and other offerings have been enhanced to help you stay healthy.
What to know before you visit


State of the Art Exhibits

Looking up at the massive structure and incredible workmanship of the hull is only the beginning of your encounter with the Ark.

Our commitment to historical accuracy and artistic excellence continues inside on three decks full of beautifully crafted teaching exhibits that will inspire you to think differently about the biblical account of Noah’s Ark.

Full-Size Noah’s Ark

Full-Size Noah’s Ark

Noah's Ark was larger than most people realize. At 510 feet long, 51 feet high, and 85 feet wide (converted to modern measurements), the numbers alone do not express the immensity of the biblical ship.

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Beautiful Craftsmanship

Beautiful Craftsmanship

Ark Encounter is the largest timber-frame structure in the world, built in part by skilled Amish craftsmen from standing dead timber.

Why the Bible Is True

Walk through the pages of a graphic novel in this stunning exhibit, following three college students as their beliefs are put to the test. A unique gospel presentation using the “doors of the Bible” covers key biblical history while making sense of Christ’s death, burial, and Resurrection.

Noah's Family

Noah’s Family

Be transported back in time to meet Noah and his seven other family members, who lived aboard the Ark and cared for all the animals during the Flood. See what their living quarters may have looked like, what they could have brought on board, and even what kinds of clothing they wore.

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Ark Ramp

Walk Up the Ramp

Walk up the ramp to experience a beautiful view of the Ark grounds and surrounding countryside, and take your picture in front of the massive door.

Animals on Board

Many of the animals that lived during Noah’s lifetime didn’t look much like the animals we see today. Prepare to have your expectations challenged by a host of incredibly lifelike sculpted animals, along with exotic live animals from around the world in Ararat Ridge Zoo. Plus, you’ll learn how Noah could have cared for all the animals and how the Ark was big enough to fit them all on board.

The Rainbow

Rainbow Covenant

This exquisite exhibit features an artistic depiction of the covenant God made to never again flood the whole earth.

Pre-Flood World

Pre-Flood World

What was the world like in Noah’s time? Discover the surprising technology of early man, and see for yourself why God sent the global Flood.

Living Quarters

Living Quarters

Find out how Noah and his family might have lived on the Ark, from cooking food to sleeping, recreation, and even gardening!

The Flood

There are hundreds of legends from around the world that are all centered on a worldwide flood. Did these legends originate in an actual historical event? What happened to Noah, the animals, and the Earth after the Flood? Find out the answers to these questions and more at Ark Encounter.