Junior Giraffe announces that all kids 10 and under enjoy free admission in 2020! This offer makes it easier for families with young children to visit this incredible themed attraction in Northern Kentucky. Junior is right, kids want to see the Ark for themselves.
Prepare to be blown away as you explore this life-sized reconstruction of Noah’s Ark. Built according to the dimensions given in the Bible, the Ark Encounter contains three decks of stunning exhibits.
Outside the Ark, you’ll find many more things for the whole family to do. Our 2,500-seat Answers Center hosts daily programs, concerts and presentations. Kids also enjoy discovering the animals in our zoo and running and climbing all over our massive family playground.
After encountering Noah’s Ark together, you and your family will “think bigger.” Come be amazed!
Soar down thousands of feet of zip lines, reach up to 50 mph and 17 stories in the air. Ten of these mega zip lines are 1,000 feet or longer!Learn More
The Ark Encounter will amaze and inspire you to think differently about the biblical account of Noah’s Ark.Learn More
The state-of-the-art Creation Museum allows you to venture through biblical history, stunning exhibits, botanical gardens, planetarium, zoo, zip line adventure course, and much more.Learn More
From hands-on workshops to presentations from our engaging speakers, the Creation Museum offers many different events. Enhance your time with these fun learning experiences, whether it’s your first, fifth, or fifteenth visit!Learn More
Annual admission to both attractions
|Adult (ages 18–59)||$149.95|
|Senior (ages 60+)||$139.95|
|Youth (ages 11–17)||$129.95|
|Children (ages 10 and under)||FREE|
|Annual Pass||General Admission||Combo Tickets|
|One Free Ticketed conference||check|
|Free Second-day grounds tickets*||check||check|
There’s so much to explore, it’s hard to fit it all in one day! You now receive complimentary second-day grounds tickets with Ark Encounter admission, so you can visit the Ark one day, then come back and explore the grounds the next day. With a purchase of a combo ticket, you also receive a free Creation Museum second-day grounds ticket.
Explore our family playground, built for kids of all abilities. Take a wild adventure and soar across gorgeous valleys on a zip line tour. Then spot some exotic animals at Ararat Ridge Zoo, and much more!Learn More
The Creation Museum is located in beautiful Northern Kentucky, with dozens of hotels and places to stay only minutes away.Learn More
Groups are very welcome at the Ark Encounter! If you are bringing a motor coach, please email us for reservations. Otherwise you can purchase your tickets above on this page.
Share the gift of an unforgettable experience with gift cards to the Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum, available through the Ark Encounter’s parent ministry, Answers in Genesis.
Get ready to soar through the air, reaching up to 50 mph and 17 stories high! All zip line ticket sales are managed by Banning Mills staff. To purchase tickets in advance for the zip lines or aerial challenge, please call reservations at 859-824-2901, or purchase online below. Tickets are also available at the zip line sales station on arrival (purchased separately from Ark Encounter admission).Book Now
Find out our attraction hours for the day you plan to visit. Extended hours are available on a seasonal basis.
We offer discounted admission on special days, as well as several discounts if you’ve served our country in the armed forces. See all discounts and special days.
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Please visit our helpful tips page to learn about Ark Encounter’s amenities and accessibility accommodations for your convenience and safety.
The Ark Encounter restaurant and snack stands feature a variety of delicious food offerings, including options for dietary needs.
To ensure a safe and secure environment for our guests, please observe and respect our established attraction rules.
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