Due to public health efforts to contain COVID-19, the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum are temporarily closed until April 20 or later.
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“An undeniable spectacle, and it must be seen to be believed.”
—Chicago Tribune

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largest in the world

Largest timber-frame structure in the world

510 feet tall

510 feet long and over 50 feet tall

huge center beams

Solid wood center beams nearly 10 feet around

“The Ark is remarkable. It's some of the best wood-working I've ever seen.”
—Jimmy Carter, Former US President

Ark Encounter Media Resources

The Ark Encounter, owned and operated by Answers in Genesis (AiG), welcomes you to our media page. This online resource for credentialed media and Ark Encounter supporters offers quick information about phase one ($100 million) of this historical theme park, with a 510-foot-long Ark as the centerpiece.

Opened July 7, 2016, the Ark Encounter is located right off exit 154 in Williamstown, Kentucky, half way between Cincinnati, Ohio and Lexington, Kentucky. The Ark is 40 miles from its popular sister attraction, the Creation Museum.

Please see our media kit for key facts, bios, high-resolution photos, and more about the Ark Encounter.

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I believe this huge ship will be a wonder of our modern world.
—Ken Ham, President/CEO

Ark Encounter and Creation Museum Temporarily Closed until April 20 or later
March 25, 2020

Ark Encounter and Creation Museum Temporarily Closed until April 20 or later

We have decided to temporarily close the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter to guests effective Tuesday, March 17.

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Now Visit the Ark and Creation Museum . . . By Visiting On-Line
March 19, 2020

Now Visit the Ark and Creation Museum . . . By Visiting On-Line

While the museum and Ark are closed, AiG will be offering special programs streamed live from the attractions, providing programming for families.

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Ark Encounter and Creation Museum Finish First and Second in National Poll
Feb. 28, 2020

Ark Encounter and Creation Museum Finish First and Second in National Poll

The Ark Encounter has been chosen as the best religious museum in the United States, out of 20 nominees, and the Creation Museum finished second!

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Creation Museum

Ark Encounter is a sister attraction of the Creation Museum, a high-tech, 75,000-square-foot facility located west of the Cincinnati Airport in Petersburg, Kentucky.

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