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The Ark Encounter is located in beautiful Kentucky, 45 minutes south of Cincinnati, with dozens of nearby hotels and places to stay.

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Junior Giraffe announces that all kids 10 and under enjoy free admission in 2022! 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.

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Children 10 and under enjoy free admission to the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum for 2022! There’s no limit to how many children you can bring for free. (Though, of course, the children must be accompanied by at least one adult.)

Ark Encounter Tickets

General admission to the Ark

Adult (ages 18–59) $54.95
Senior (ages 60+) $44.95
Youth (ages 11–17) $24.95
Children (ages 5-10) FREE
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 & Creation Museum Combo

One general admission to each attraction within one week

Adult (ages 18–59) $84.95
Senior (ages 60+) $74.95
Youth (ages 11–17) $44.95
Children (ages 5-10) FREE
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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3-Day Bouncer Pass

Best Value!

Valid for three days of unlimited visits to both attractions within one week
+ special parking options

Adult (ages 18–59) $99.95
Senior (ages 60+) $89.95
Youth (ages 11–17) $49.95
Children (ages 5-10) FREE
4 and under FREE
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3-Day Bouncer Pass Benefits

  • Best Value!
  • Enjoy three days of unlimited visits to the Creation Museum and Ark within one week.
  • Parking not included, but special parking options are available!

Unlimited Parking with a 3-Day Bouncer Parking Pass

Save by purchasing a Bouncer Parking Pass.

  • Valid for unlimited parking at both attractions for 3 days within a 7-day period.
  • $30 for standard vehicles.
  • Regular parking rate is $15/day for standard vehicles at each attraction per visit.

Parking options will be available once Bouncer Pass is added to your cart.

Ultimate Bouncer Pass

Valid for unlimited admission to the Creation Museum and Ark for one year from first visit
+ unlimited free parking

Family $499.95
Adult (ages 18–59) $159.95
Senior (ages 60+) $149.95
Youth (ages 11–17) $139.95
Children (ages 5-10) FREE
4 and under FREE
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Single and Family Ultimate Bouncer Pass Benefits

  • Enjoy unlimited annual admission to the Creation Museum and Ark for one year from first visit.
  • Free “In and Out” parking at both sites for one vehicle.

Family

Family Ultimate Bouncer Passes include immediate family members (parent/legal guardian) and their dependent children 17 and under.


Things To Do

Experience More

Explore our family playground, built for kids of all abilities. Spot some exotic animals at Ararat Ridge Zoo. Then soar across gorgeous valleys on a zip line tour, and much more!

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Places To Stay

Places To Stay

The Ark Encounter is located in beautiful Kentucky, 45 minutes south of Cincinnati, with dozens of nearby hotels and places to stay.

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Plan Your Ark Experience

Bringing a Group?

Groups with a reservation enjoy specialized assistance for check-in and ticketing as well as discounted rates. Find out more.

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. Tickets are available at the zip line sales station on arrival (purchased separately from Ark Encounter admission). You may purchase tickets in advance for the zip lines, free fall, or adventure park.

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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.

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.

Contact Us

For the Ark Encounter address, contact forms, and phone number, go to our contact page.


Attractions Terms and Conditions

Your use of a ticket automatically grants permission to Answers in Genesis, Inc. (at the Creation Museum) and to Ark Encounter, LLC and its parent company, Crosswater Canyon, Inc. (at the Ark Encounter) (collectively, or as applicable, the “Company”) to record your image or that of your property while at the Ark Encounter or Creation Museum attractions (collectively, or as applicable, the “Attraction”) for security, safety, news, marketing promotions, or other purposes, and constitutes a release to use such image for any or all such purposes.

The Attraction is private property, a Christian environment, and outreach of the Company. By visiting the Attraction, you agree to act in a polite, respectful manner at all times while on Attraction property. In the interest of public safety, vehicles and any packages, bags, and articles carried on the premises may be subject to inspection by public safety personnel at any time. For specific details please refer to Creation Museum Rules and/or Ark Encounter Rules.

General admission, combo tickets, 3-Day Bouncer, and Ultimate Bouncer passes 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.

All prices do not include Kentucky sales tax or Williamstown ticket fee (where applicable). Prices listed are subject to change.

Parking fees not included with general admission, combo tickets or 3-Day Bouncer passes. Ultimate Bouncer passes include free parking.

Single entry parking fees are $15 for standard vehicles or $20 for oversized vehicles and can be purchased at the Attraction. 3-Day Bouncer parking fees are $30 for standard vehicles and $40 for oversized vehicles, which includes unlimited three-day parking at both Attractions within seven days of initial scan.

Combo tickets are valid for one-day entry to each Attraction in a seven-day period. 3-Day Bouncer passes are valid for three days of unlimited visits to both Attractions within a seven-day period. Ultimate Bouncer passes are valid for unlimited admission to both Attractions for one year from first visit.

For assistance, please email reservations. If you are bringing a motor coach, please email us for reservations.

General Admission Terms and Conditions

  • Tickets expire one year from the date of purchase unless otherwise noted.
  • Tickets may not be copied, transferred, or resold.
  • No refunds will be issued. All sales are final.
  • Each ticket allows entry for only one (1) person.
  • Ticket allows bearer admission to facilities only during operating hours.
  • Photocopies of tickets will not be accepted.
  • Unauthorized duplication or sale of tickets may result in denial of admission to the Attractions.

Pass Terms and Conditions

  • Unissued passes expire one year from the date of purchase.
  • Passes may not be loaned, transferred, or resold.
  • Valid Photo ID is required for pass usage.
  • Pass allows bearer admission to facilities only during operating hours.
  • No refunds will be issued. All sales are final.
  • Photocopies of passes will not be accepted.
  • Passes are not tax deductible.
  • Unauthorized duplication or sale of passes may result in denial of admission to the Attractions.

Kids Free 2022

In 2022 children ages 5-10 get in free to both Attractions when accompanied by an adult purchasing admission.

  • Applies to all children ages 5-10 years of age.
  • Cannot be combined with any other discounts, offers, or promotions.
  • The Kids Free discount is applicable with the purchase of at least one adult or senior general admission ticket.
  • Kids Free tickets must be used on day of purchase when purchased on-site. Additional tickets are not available for later use.
  • Online ticket purchases are limited to ten free child tickets per order. Additional tickets can be procured on-site upon arrival.
  • Kids Free discount may also be used by Lifetime Membership, and Boarding Pass holders.
  • For the safety and enjoyment of all guests, we ask that children ages 10 and under be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. We do not enforce a chaperone ratio for admission, but the Attractions reserve the right to deny entry or restrict service in the interest of public safety or the protection of property.
  • Kids Free discount is only valid for general or combo admission tickets from January 1 through December 31, 2022.
  • Discount does not apply to planetarium shows, camel rides, special events, zip line tours, or any other activity beyond general admission.
  • Additional restrictions may apply. The right of final interpretation lies with Answers in Genesis, Petersburg, KY.