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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 annual combo pass to also experience the Ark’s sister attraction, the high-tech Creation Museum (only 45 minutes from the Ark).

Ark Encounter

One-day ticket
+ free Explore More ticket

Ages 5 to adult
$15$48 before tax
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Ticket Prices

Ark & Museum Combo

One day admission to each attraction (includes parking)
+ free Explore More tickets (not including parking)
Save up to $23

Ages 5 to adult
$25$75 before tax
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Ticket Prices

Annual Combo Pass

Unlimited annual admission to the Ark and Creation Museum
+ 1 free ticketed conference
Save $ with family and single passes.

Ages 11 to adult
$129$499 includes parking | before tax
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Ticket Prices

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.

Ark Encounter Tickets

One-day ticket to the Ark
+ free Explore More ticket

Adult (ages 18–59) $48
Senior (ages 60+) $38
Youth (ages 11–17) $25
Children (ages 5–10) $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
+ free Explore More tickets

Adult (ages 18–59) $75
Senior (ages 60+) $65
Youth (ages 11–17) $45
Children (ages 5–10) $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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Annual Combo Passes

Annual admission to both attractions

Family $499
Adult (ages 18–59) $149
Senior (ages 60+) $139
Youth (ages 11–17) $129
Children (ages 4 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 check
Free Explore More 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

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 Explore More 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 Explore More ticket.

*Combo tickets include parking for the first day at each attraction. Explore More tickets do not include parking. Explore More 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.

Free Explore More 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 Explore More tickets will not exceed the number of tickets on the original order.
Free Explore More tickets are non-transferable and have no cash value.
Zip lines, conferences, concerts, and some other activities/events may include an additional fee.
Free Explore More tickets do not include parking.