Ark Encounter Policy on Weapons

The Ark Encounter employs an armed Public Safety team for the protection of its staff and guests. We have a very good working relationship with law enforcement officers (LEO) from across the country and honor LEOSA (Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act), allowing visiting LEO to carry their firearms during their visit. We do ask them to declare themselves to one of our Public Safety Officers upon their arrival at our locations. Please have your current photo credentials and matching department-issued badge ready for inspection. Thanks for what you do. Stay safe.

Guests with a license to carry a concealed weapon (CCW, CPL, CCDW, etc.) are required to secure their firearms in their vehicles prior to entering the attraction.