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Ark Encounter Hours

Current Hours

Wednesday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Closed Sunday through Tuesday

Expanded spring hours will return March 10, 2021

See All Seasonal Hours

December 31, 2020 – March 9, 2021

Wednesday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Closed Sunday through Tuesday

March 10, 2021 – May 28, 2021

Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Monday to Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

May 29, 2021 – August 15, 2021

Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Monday to Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


All hours are Eastern Time. Operating hours are subject to change.

The Ark Encounter is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Gates for incoming traffic close 30 minutes prior to closing.

Emzara’s Restaurant

To see when Emzara’s restaraunt and other food venues will be open during your visit, please visit the dining page for more information.

Zip Lines

Availability varies throughout the year. See the zip line page for more information or call Reservations at (800) 721-2298.