Ark Overnights

Looking for the perfect group adventure? Spend a night aboard Noah’s Ark! This behind-the-scenes opportunity is especially popular with youth groups and Christian schools.

Sold out for 2023

Overnights are available Monday through Friday evenings on select dates. Bookings must be at least two months in advance.

Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt

After the Ark is closed for the day, set off on a special scavenger hunt of the stunning exhibits on all three decks.

Late-Night Fun

Late-Night Fun

After the scavenger hunt, settle in for an entertaining and educational video, and grab a bedtime snack before falling asleep aboard the Ark.

Spend a Night on Noah’s Ark

Roll out your sleeping bags and settle in for a night aboard the Ark with Noah’s family and the animals. Girls and boys sleep separately on the Ark’s second and third decks.

Overnight at the Ark Encounter includes the following:

  • Specialized overnight program staff support
  • Entertaining and educational video
  • Scavenger Hunt with educational review
  • Private access to all three decks of stunning exhibits aboard the Ark after hours
  • Late-night snack
  • Ark Encounter branded sleep mask
  • Public Safety onsite
  • Continental Breakfast in Emzara’s Kitchen
  • Private Animal Encounter, with zoo presenter and animal handler
  • General Admission to the Ark Encounter

Note: Bedding and shower facilities are not provided.

Prices and Reservations

  • 20 to 40 youth (includes minimum of 4 chaperones): $4,500
  • 41 to 60 youth (includes minimum of 6 chaperones): $5,500
  • 61 to 80 youth (includes minimum of 8 chaperones): $6,500
Request Availability Payment and Cancellation Policies

Private Animal Encounter

Meet a variety of exotic reptiles, birds, or mammals up close during a special presentation from the zoo staff at the Ararat Ridge Zoo!

Request Availability

Please use the form below to request your reservation before booking a group, in order to confirm details and availability.

A $500 deposit is required at the time of booking.

Final payment is due 60 days before the overnight. See Payment and Cancellation Policy for more information.

Tell Us About Your Group

Contact Information

Date of Overnight

Saturday and Sunday nights are not offered. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Estimated Count of Overnight Guests

Maximum group size is 80, including minimum of 8 chaperones. This program is intended for youth and school groups, ages 9 to 17.

A Night at the Museum

Want to spend a night with dinosaurs? Book your next overnight adventure at the Ark Encounter’s sister attraction, the Creation Museum.

Creation Museum Overnights