November 25 – December 30, 2022
Ark Encounter Hours
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday
: 10:00 a.m.
to 6:00 p.m.*
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.*
Hours vary on select ChristmasTime nights.
*Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, December 24–25, 2022.
Christmas Program Extended Hours
Celebrate Christmas during our free holiday exclusive event on select days, ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter.
December 31, 2022 – March 7, 2023
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 8 – May 27, 2023
Monday to Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
May 28 – August 14, 2023
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.
To see when Emzara’s restaraunt and other food venues will be open during your visit, please visit the dining page for more information.
Availability varies throughout the year. Find out more at arkencounterzip.com or call (859) 824-2901.