The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum are now open daily! Note that dining, theaters, and other offerings have been enhanced to help you stay healthy.
What to know before you visit
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.
After encountering Noah’s Ark together, you and your family will “think bigger.” Come be amazed!
To help spread out the arrival of our guests throughout the day, we're offering an online-only special ticket for entry at 1 p.m. or later—giving you up to 6 hours in the park. Each paid ticket purchased online includes a voucher for a free meal with a fountain drink, which can be picked up when you arrive. This special ticket is not available onsite at the gate and must be used by August 16, 2020. Yes, there really is a free lunch (or dinner)!Buy Tickets
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!Learn More
The Ark Encounter will amaze and inspire you to think differently about the biblical account of Noah’s Ark.Learn More
General admission to each attraction
|Adult (ages 18–59)||$79.95|
|Senior (ages 60+)||$69.95|
|Youth (ages 11–17)||$44.95|
|Children (ages 10 and under)||FREE|
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.Learn More
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!Learn More
Annual admission to both attractions
+ unlimited free parking
|Adult (ages 18–59)||$149.95|
|Senior (ages 60+)||$139.95|
|Youth (ages 11–17)||$129.95|
|Children (ages 10 and under)||FREE|
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!Learn More
The Ark Encounter is located in beautiful Kentucky, 45 minutes south of Cincinnati, with dozens of nearby hotels and places to stay.Learn More
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.
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.
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.Learn More
Find out our attraction hours for the day you plan to visit. Extended hours are available on a seasonal basis.
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.
Find the perfect places to stay during your visit to Ark Encounter.
Please visit our helpful tips page to learn about Ark Encounter’s amenities and accessibility accommodations for your convenience and safety.
The Ark Encounter restaurant and snack stands feature a variety of delicious food offerings, including options for dietary needs.
To ensure a safe and secure environment for our guests, please observe and respect our established attraction rules.
For the Ark Encounter address, contact forms, and phone number, go to our contact page.
If you have a lifetime or three-year charter boarding pass to the Ark Encounter, please sign in to obtain your tickets.Sign In