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
We are excited to announce that we have recently installed three new penny press machines at the Creation Museum. These allow you to turn your pennies into collectible memories. From the museum to the zip lines and from a telescope to dinosaurs, each machine features four designs with popular themes and attractions representing your museum experience.
With a hand crank device that is fun for all ages, you can press your pennies in three simple steps. First, turn the handle until the red arrow for your desired engraving lines up with the “Your Engraving” arrow.
Next, insert your two quarters and penny into the machine. Then, turn the handle six to eight times until your penny slides into the dish below.
Check out the video below to see how easy it is to use our penny presses!
The Creation Museum is home to three penny press machines. Currently, two can be found in the portico, just down from the Guest Services Information Center, and the third one is located in Palm Plaza. For a unique souvenir, collect all 12 before you head home!
If you are looking for a way to display your pressed pennies, we have two unique options in the Dragon Hall Bookstore. Take home one of our collector’s books with a slot for each of our pennies or try a rubber-molded wristband that displays just one pressed penny at a time.
Start planning your trip to the Creation Museum today, and don’t forget to try our new penny press machines while you are here. Share your favorite photos from your visit with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using #creationmuseum.