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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. 2018 programs are booking now. Request your reservation soon!

Request Reservation

Overnights are available Sunday through Friday evenings, January to November. Bookings must be at least two months in advance.

Explore the Exhibits

Explore the Exhibits

After the Ark is closed for the day, all three decks of stunning exhibits are yours to explore at your own pace.

Late-Night Fun

Late-Night Fun

Settle in for some entertaining and educational videos, then grab a snack and head off on a scavenger hunt before lights-out at midnight.

Spend the Night on Noah’s Ark

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

Breakfast Options

After spending a night aboard the Ark, your group will gather for breakfast at Emzara’s restaurant. Choose from three different breakfast options when requesting your reservation:

Basic (included)
Pop Tarts, granola, cold cereal, assorted muffins, milk, coffee, orange juice.

Partially Hot ($5 each)
Assorted muffins, cold cereal, assorted fresh fruit, waffles, breakfast burritos, milk, coffee, orange juice.

Buffet ($10 each)
Assorted muffins, bacon, sausage links, eggs, fried potatoes, biscuits, gravy, fried apples, French toast, syrup, milk, coffee, orange juice. (Requires three week advance notice.)

Private Zoo Tour

Meet exotic animals like zebras and ostriches up close with a behind-the-scenes tour from the zoo staff at Ararat Ridge Zoo! After your zoo experience, your group is free to explore the Ark and grounds for the rest of the day.

Full Itinerary

Evening Arrival

Day at the Ark/Departure

Note: Bedding and shower facilities are not provided.

Prices and Reservations

Minimum group size: 30 participants and 4 chaperones (34 total)
Maximum group size: 90 participants and 10 chaperones (100 total)

Participants (Ages 9–17): $59
Minimum of 30 participants (or paying for 30) required, maximum of 90. This program is intended for youth and school groups ages 9 to 17, not groups of adults.

Chaperones (Ages 18+): $42
One chaperone per 10 participants required (minimum of four, maximum of eight): Two male, two female. Additional chaperones beyond eight must pay participant rate.

Take Home a Memory
Don’t miss getting your group picture taken by Foto FX! Special overnight package rate of $15 includes one print, with the option to add digital delivery for $5. Extra prints are $5 each. Prices do not include 6% Kentucky sales tax.

Request Your Reservation Payment and Cancellation Policies

Request Your Reservation

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

Tell Us About Your Group

Contact Information

Date of Overnight

Saturday night overnights are not offered. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Estimated Count of Overnight Guests

Minimum group size is 34. Maximum group size is 100.

How Will You Be Traveling?

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