Ark Tickets

Plan Your Visit to the Ark Encounter

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

Ark Tickets Ark + Museum Combo Annual Combo Pass*
Adult (ages 18–59) $48 $70 $100
Senior (ages 60+) $38 $60 $90
Youth (ages 13–17) $25 $40 $70
Child (ages 5–12) $15 $25 $35
Child (ages 4 and under) FREE FREE FREE

*Annual Combo Passes may be purchased (or upgraded from previously purchased tickets) upon arrival at the Ark Encounter. General Admission and Combo Tickets 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.

Ticket prices do not include parking fees, Kentucky sales tax, or Williamstown ticket fee. 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 parking passes are non-refundable. All Ark tickets expire one year from the date of purchase.

Creation Museum tickets as part of combo are valid for two days in a seven-day period.

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! To purchase tickets in advance for the zip lines or aerial challenge, please call Reservations at 800-721-2298. Tickets are also available from Customer Service on arrival (purchased separately from Ark Encounter admission).

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 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 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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