Looking for the perfect group adventure? Spend a night aboard Noah’s Ark! Tour the exhibit decks, then bed down at the stern. This exclusive behind-the-scenes opportunity is especially popular with youth and Christian school groups.
Programs for 2018 are booking now. Request your reservation before they fill up!
Overnights are available Sunday through Friday evenings, January–November. They must be booked at least two months in advance.Request Reservation Payment & Cancellation Policies
Your overnight program begins with a late arrival after the Ark has closed for the day. It includes a tour through the exhibit halls, a snack, and several entertaining and educational videos. After spending the night sleeping on the Ark, your group will enjoy breakfast in Emzara’s Kitchen, engage with our zoo animals, and then be able to tour the attraction during regular operating hours on day two.
Day at the Ark/Departure
Note: Bedding and shower facilities are not provided.
A minimum of 34 tickets must be purchased: 30 participants and 4 chaperones. Maximum group size is 100: ninety participants and 10 chaperones.
Ages 9–17 (30–90 participants): $59*
Minimum of 30 participants (or paying for 30) required.
This program is intended for youth and school groups ages 9 to 17, not groups of adults.
Ages 18+ (4–8 chaperones): $42*
One chaperone per 10 participants required (minimum of four): Two male, two female.
Additional chaperones beyond eight must pay participant rate.
1. Basic Breakfast—Included with Registration
Pop Tarts, granola, cold cereal, assorted muffins, milk, coffee, orange juice
2. Partially Hot Breakfast—Add $5 per Person
Assorted muffins, cold cereal, assorted fresh fruit, waffles, breakfast burritos, milk, coffee, orange juice
3. Breakfast Buffet—Add $10 per Person*
Assorted muffins, bacon, sausage links, eggs, fried potatoes, biscuits, gravy, fried apples, French toast, syrup, milk, coffee, orange juice
Be sure to have a group picture taken by Foto FX! Your overnight group gets a special package rate of $15 that includes one print, with the option to add digital delivery for $5. Extra prints are $5 each.*
Please contact the coordinator before trying to book a group to confirm details and availability.
A $250 deposit is required at the time of booking. Final payment is due three weeks before the overnight. See Payment, Cancellation, and Rescheduling Policies for more information.
Final numbers are required 4 weeks (28 calendar days) before the date of your scheduled visit. This ensures that staffing and food orders can be completed in sufficient time.
A deposit of $250 is required to reserve the date of your overnight and lock in the current prices. Your deposit will be applied against the total cost of the visit. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the date of your overnight or the visit itself, please contact us via the form above or (888) 582-4253 ext. 5735 as soon as possible.
Full payment, in one transaction, must be received three weeks (21 days) prior to the date of visit. Tickets may be added (subject to availability) within 21 days of your scheduled visit, but they must be paid for with a credit card at the time they are reserved. Numbers may not be adjusted lower once payment has been made. No refunds will be extended once payment has been received.
Any cancellation of an overnight reservation will incur a minimum $50 fee.
If you wish to cancel your basic overnight visit more than two months (60 calendar days) before your scheduled visit your deposit can be refunded in the method in which it was paid (minus a $50 fee). Checks may take up to four to six weeks to mail.
Within 6 Weeks: If you wish to cancel your basic overnight visit within six weeks (42 calendar days) of your scheduled visit one half of the deposit ($125) can be refunded in the method in which it was paid. Checks may take up to four to six weeks to mail. Rescheduling your overnight visit within six weeks (42 calendar days) of your scheduled visit will result in the addition of a $125 date transfer fee.
Within 30 Days: Cancellations made within 30 calendar days (but more than 21 days) of the scheduled visit will result in the forfeiture of the entire $250 deposit.
Any rescheduling made within 30 calendar days of your scheduled visit will result in the addition of a $250 date transfer fee.