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’re so excited to be reopening the Creation Museum in just a few days (June 8, 2020)! We’ve been very busy since we made the reopening announcement with the myriad of preparations that go into reopening our two attractions.
We’re offering a special afternoon/evening ticket to help spread out the arrival of our guests throughout the day. This special online-only ticket, not available at the gate, allows you to enter the grounds any time after 1 p.m. (ET) and stay until closing at 7 p.m. (ET)—giving you up to six hours in the park. We even have afternoon presentations and other events planned to ensure everyone has an incredible experience, no matter what time of day they arrive.
But, best of all, each afternoon/evening ticket purchased online includes a free meal voucher for a delicious late lunch or dinner! Be sure to take advantage of this special offer, valid for use now through August 16, 2020.
Even though the afternoon/evening ticket with a free meal is only available for online purchase, we encourage guests to purchase all of their Creation Museum tickets online in advance. You’ll avoid the wait and enhanced process to purchase tickets at the admission gate.
On our social media platforms, some guests have expressed concern that we won’t have enough room for everyone who wants to come due to some of the current capacity restrictions, but we have plenty of room. The Creation Museum has lots of room, especially with our brand new Stargazer Planetarium and 4D Special Effects Theater. People move in one direction through the main exhibit walk through. We also have beautiful gardens with a three-acre lake for people to walk around, as well as the outdoor Eden Animal Experience guests enjoy.
We will be monitoring the flow carefully at the Creation Museum. But, don’t worry, we have plenty of room—in fact, even with the current restrictions, the Creation Museum and its gardens still have way more capacity than our largest attendance day ever!
We can’t wait for guests to come and visit the Creation Museum. We hope you’re planning to visit when we reopen June 8; if not, start making your plans today!