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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Kids 10 and under Free in 2020
Kids 10 and under Free in 2020

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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!

Ark Encounter Tickets

One-day ticket to the Ark
+ free Second-day grounds ticket

Adult (ages 18–59) $49.95
Senior (ages 60+) $39.95
Youth (ages 11–17) $24.95
Children (ages 10 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 day visit to each attraction
+ free Second-day grounds tickets

Adult (ages 18–59) $79.95
Senior (ages 60+) $69.95
Youth (ages 11–17) $44.95
Children (ages 10 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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Annual Combo Passes

Annual admission to both attractions

Family $499.95
Adult (ages 18–59) $149.95
Senior (ages 60+) $139.95
Youth (ages 11–17) $129.95
Children (ages 10 and under) FREE
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Tickets & Passes Pricing Guide

Annual Pass General Admission Combo Tickets
Unlimited Visits check
One Free Ticketed conference check
Free Parking check
Free Second-day grounds tickets* check check

Annual Combo Benefits

Enjoy unlimited visits to the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum. Single and family combo passes include the following:

  • One free ticketed Answers in Genesis conference during the year for any annual combo pass holder. Contact us to take advantage of this benefit.
  • Receive 50% off a 2nd Answers in Genesis conference if you register for 2 conferences taking place within a calendar year.
  • Free “In and Out” parking at both sites for one vehicle.


Family annual combo passes include immediate family members (parent/legal guardian) and their dependent children 18 and under.

Explore Even More—Free Next Day Tickets

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.

*Second-day grounds tickets do not include parking. Second-day grounds tickets do not include access to the exhibits inside the Ark or the museum walk-through. See all terms and conditions

Things To Do

Explore More

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!

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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 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.

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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General Admission, Combo Tickets, and Annual Combo Passes

General admission, combo tickets, and annual combo 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.
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 passes are non-refundable and expire one year from 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. Annual combo passes are valid for an entire year at both the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum.
Annual combo passes include one free ticketed conference during the year.

Kids Free 2020

In 2020 children ages 5-10 get in free to both the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter when accompanied by an adult purchasing admission.

Applies to all children ages 5-10 years of age. Requires at least one adult or senior ticket to be purchased. 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 onsite upon arrival. Kids Free discount may be used by Annual Pass, 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 Ark Encounter and Creation Museum 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, 2020. Discount does not apply to planetarium shows, camel rides, special events, zip line tours, or any other activity beyond general admission. Offer cannot be combined with any other discounts, offers, or promotions. Additional restrictions may apply. The right of final interpretation lies with Answers in Genesis, Petersburg, KY.

Free Second-day Grounds Passes

Come back with your proof of purchase within seven days of your initial visit to take advantage of this offer.
Ark Encounter general admission includes one free ticket to the Ark Encounter grounds, excluding Ark exhibits.
A combo pass includes one free ticket to the Ark Encounter grounds, excluding Ark exhibits, and one free ticket to the Creation Museum grounds, excluding the museum’s walk-through biblical history.
Free second-day grounds tickets will not exceed the number of tickets on the original order.
Free second-day grounds tickets are non-transferable and have no cash value.
Zip lines, conferences, concerts, and some other activities/events may include an additional fee.
Free second-day grounds tickets do not include parking.