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Plan Your Visit to the Ark Encounter—Now Open!

Ark Tickets

40 Days and 40 Nights: Referencing the number of days and nights it rained during the Flood, Ark Encounter is offering extended hours (9:00 a.m. to midnight) for the first forty days and forty nights, before starting daytime-only hours on August 16.

Ark Tickets 2-Day Ark Tickets Ark + Museum Combo* Unlimited 7-Day Combo* Annual Pass*
Adult $40 $75 $60 $99 $175
Senior (age 60+) $31 $57 $45 $99 $175
Children (ages 5–12) $28 $51 $34 $99 $175
Children (under age 5) Free FREE FREE FREE FREE

*Includes admission to both Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum (only 45 minutes from the Ark).

Ticket prices do not include tax. Parking fees not included, except in 7-day unlimited pass and annual pass. Parking passes are $10 for standard vehicles or $15 for oversized vehicles and can be purchased at the Ark Encounter. If you are bringing a motor coach, please email us to make a reservation. All Ark tickets expire one year from the date of purchase.

Annual Ark Passes

Visit anytime the Ark is open for a full year with an annual pass! Only $175 per person, and includes Creation Museum admission for one year. Special discounts available for local residents (only at the front gate). See full ticket options page for details.

Get Annual Passes

More Ticketing Options

To purchase two types of combo tickets, additional parking passes, or tickets not represented in the options above, please see our advanced ticketing options. For assistance please email guest services.

More Ticketing Options

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.

Plan Your Ark Experience

Hours of Operation

Find out attraction hours for the day you plan to visit. For at least the first forty days and forty nights of the Ark’s opening, extended hours will be available.

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 place to stay during your visit to Ark Encounter. Work with our exclusive travel provider DAT Travel to find a list of recommended nearby hotels and lodging.

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 accomodations 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.