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
Over the last several weeks the museum has really started to change inside. In the bookstore, the scenic artists have been painting over the foam structures the fabricators put up several weeks ago. The change from plain white walls to beige walls and brick coloring has really added to the room.
The flooring contractors have put the wood flooring down and it has made the bookstore look absolutely amazing! In a couple of weeks the floor will be sanded, stained and sealed---it will look more amazing than any of us could have imagined. The bookcases are sitting downstairs in the plaza waiting to be installed in the next couple of weeks as well.
The fabricators have been working hard in the Special Effects Theater for the past several weeks putting up panels around the room to help with the sound. They are going to be performing some sound tests this week to ensure the panels are doing the right job.
In the lobby, tiles started to be put down and did they ever make the hallways and the main lobby look so much bigger and brighter. The staff have been playing “twister” as each day there is a new route to take through the lobby---it has been pretty confusing and everyone is beginning to understand why we are not able to have tours right now.
The fabricators worked with Jonathan Myers, a volunteer who is a certified electrician, and he assisted with the needed electrical items in the newly designed Consummation Theater/Chapel areas along with other various areas throughout the museum. We are extremely blessed to have volunteers help us in so many ways like this.
A new black ceiling was installed in the planetarium and last week we received the planetarium chairs. We are now waiting for the carpet to come in and we again are blessed by a donation that we received for the carpet. A company in Northern Ireland is donating the carpet and it is going to be a one-of-a-kind carpet designed for the Creation Museum. We can’t wait to get it in and start seeing the awesome shows Dr. Jason Lisle is putting together.
Even though it has been raining a lot lately, we still have work taking place outside whenever we can. We have had many trees delivered and planted throughout the property and the aeration system for the lake was installed last week. We are looking forward to the cloudy, rainy days being behind us and looking forward to working outside again.