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Ark Encounter Tickets

Choose from a variety of ticket options as you plan your visit to the life-size Noah’s Ark. Go with a combo ticket or vacation bundle to also experience the Ark’s sister attraction, the high-tech Creation Museum (only 45 minutes from the Ark).

Ark Encounter

One-day ticket to the Ark.

Ages 5 to adult
$15$48 before tax

Ticket Prices

Ark + Museum Combo

One day admission to each attraction.
Save up to $23

Ages 5 to adult
$25$75 includes parking | before tax

Ticket Prices

Vacation Bundles

7-day admission to both attractions.
Save $ with family, married couple, and single passes.

Starting at
$149 includes parking | before tax

Ticket Prices

General Admission, Combo Tickets, and Vacation Bundles may be purchased online or upon arrival for the same price.
When buying online, your tickets will be emailed to you for printing prior to your arrival.
General admission prices do not include parking fees. All prices do not include Kentucky sales tax or Williamstown ticket fee (where applicable). Prices listed are subject to change.
Parking passes are $10 for standard vehicles or $15 for oversized vehicles and can be purchased at the Ark Encounter.
For assistance, please email reservations. If you are bringing a motor coach, please email us for reservations.
All tickets and parking passes are non-refundable. All Ark tickets expire one year from the date of purchase.
Admission tickets are valid for one-day entry. Combo tickets are valid for one-day entry to each attraction in a seven-day period. Vacation bundles are valid for seven consecutive days at both the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum.

Ark Encounter Tickets

One-day ticket to the Ark.

Adult (ages 18–59) $48
Senior (ages 60+) $38
Youth (ages 13–17) $25
Children (ages 5–12) $15
Children (ages 4 and under) FREE
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Zip Lines

Extreme Zip Lines

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!

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Inside the Ark

See Inside

The Ark Encounter will amaze and inspire you to think differently about the biblical account of Noah’s Ark.

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Ark + Museum Combo Tickets

One day visit to each attraction.

Adult (ages 18–59) $75
Senior (ages 60+) $65
Youth (ages 13–17) $45
Children (ages 5–12) $25
Children (ages 4 and under) FREE
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About the Museum

About the Museum

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.

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Daily Events

Daily Events

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!

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Vacation Bundles

7-day admission to both attractions.

Single Adventure $149
Married Couple Getaway $249
Family Voyage $499
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Vacation Bundles Pricing Guide

Family Voyage $499 Married Couple Getaway $249 Single Adventure $149
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Vacation Bundles Details

Single Adventure, Married Couple Getaway, and Family Voyage include the following:

  • Combo admission to Ark Encounter and Creation Museum for a seven-day period.
  • Includes daily presentations and other activities with the exception of certain ticketed events.
  • Unlimited free “In and Out” parking at both sites for one vehicle.
  • 10% off retail at either location.
  • Souvenir entrance card with picture, providing easy access to both attractions and parking for seven days from first use.

Family Voyage

In addition to the vacation bundle details, a Family Voyage also includes the following:

  • One child, age 12 and under, eats free at either attraction with one adult meal purchase. (Up to two children if both parents/legal guardians pay for a full-priced meal.)

10% off retail does not include meals or any food items at the outlets such as candy, fudge or other packaged snacks or beverages available in the retail stores at either attraction.
The Ark Encounter offers one free child's meal in Emzara's Buffet per adult buffet purchased. The free meal offer is not valid at other venues. At the Creation Museum one free child meal off a select menu is available per adult meal purchased in Noah's Cafe. The free meal offer is not valid at other venues, and menu options may vary by season.
A Family Voyage includes immediate family members (parent/legal guardian) and their dependent children 18 and under.

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions

The Creation Museum is in the heart of the tri-state area, with cities like Cincinnati, Lexington, Louisville, and Indianapolis only a brief drive away.

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Places To Stay

Places To Stay

The Creation Museum is located in beautiful Northern Kentucky, with dozens of hotels and places to stay only minutes away.

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Plan Your Ark Experience

Bringing a Group?

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.

Gift Cards

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.

Zip Line Tickets

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 from at the zip line sales station on arrival (purchased separately from Ark Encounter admission).

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Hours of Operation

Find out our attraction hours for the day you plan to visit. Extended hours are available on a seasonal basis.

Discounts & Special Days

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.

Map & Driving Directions

Take time to get driving directions and plan your route ahead of time—you’ll be glad you did! Also, you may want to look at the park map for an idea of what to expect when you arrive.

Recommended Lodging Options

Find the perfect places to stay during your visit to Ark Encounter.

Other Family-Friendly Area Attractions

Don't forget to consider the nearby museums, parks, zoos, historic sites, and other experiences when you plan your trip. Our map of area attractions is a great starting place—some even offer special discounted prices.

Helpful Tips for Convenience & Safety

Please visit our helpful tips page to learn about Ark Encounter’s amenities and accessibility accommodations for your convenience and safety.

Dining at the Ark

The Ark Encounter restaurant and snack stands feature a variety of delicious food offerings, including options for dietary needs.

Attraction Rules

To ensure a safe and secure environment for our guests, please observe and respect our established attraction rules.

Charter Boarding Pass Holders

If you have a lifetime or three-year charter boarding pass to the Ark Encounter, please sign in to obtain your tickets.

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