Now that March is upon us, many families are looking forward to school spring breaks and summer vacations. If you’re thinking you’d like to go somewhere together as a family, plan on making it a vacation with a purpose by visiting the Creation Museum and our sister attraction, the Ark Encounter!
As you plan your spring break trip, keep in mind that kids 10 and under enjoy free admission at both the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter for all of 2021 with one paying adult who accompanies them.
And we have plenty to enjoy both inside and out when you visit during the spring!
Equip your family with answers to the questions of our day with cutting-edge exhibits. Our brand-new teaching exhibits present the message of biblical authority, different starting points, and the relevance of Genesis more powerfully than ever!
Be sure to see our new “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made” exhibit at the Creation Museum, and coming sometime this summer, our new “Borderland: Israel in the Time of Jesus” display!
Is your family fascinated by astronomy, the design of the human body, dinosaurs, or snakes? Whatever your passion, we have a variety of hands-on Discover Programs designed for all ages that will help families explore God’s creation in an exciting and memorable way.
Our researchers and speakers present each day at both locations on various topics, such as creation and evolution, only one race, biblical kinds, and more. We also offer fascinating animal encounters—these are very popular with guests of all ages who love getting up close with some of our ambassador animals from the Eden Animal Experience area at the Creation Museum and the Ararat Ridge Zoo at the Ark Encounter.
The Creation Museum has eleven different gardens that comprise our stunning botanical gardens with waterfalls, a suspension bridge, butterfly gardens, rainforest plants, a koi pond, and more. Enjoy leisurely strolling through these gardens and reflecting on the beauty of God’s creation.
The Eden Animal Experience at the Creation Museum features animals you can get up close to, such as goats, alpaca, and chickens. We’ve recently expanded our collection, so even if you’ve been before, come back to meet all our new animals!
Our Children’s Adventure Area is a cutting-edge recreational area, located near the Eden Animal Experience, that was specially designed for children of all abilities. That means it’s inclusive of children with various disabilities. We’re excited that all children will now have yet another activity to enjoy during their visit!
Purchase a bag of “pay dirt” at the mining sluice. Adults and kids of all ages enjoy the interactive gem-panning experience, where you’ll discover rocks and minerals from around the world as flowing water uncovers the shining gemstones. You can classify the gems, rocks, and minerals in your bag using a kid-friendly identification chart. Which types of stones will you go home with?
Add a little thrill to your Creation Museum visit with a trip on the Screaming Raptor Zip Lines! Soar across the lake and through the trees on our zip lines, or take on the challenge of our aerial adventure course.
During our three- or five-day camps, students who have completed fifth grade through high school will enjoy hands-on science taught through the lens of a biblical worldview.
The Dragon Hall Bookstore and Legacy Store have great ways to build your creation apologetics library, help you find souvenirs, apparel, and more. We also have a fair trade section offering handmade gifts from around the world that help support missions work.
Whether you are looking for a meal or just a snack, the Creation Museum has several dining options to satisfy your hunger. Enjoy lunch at Noah’s Café, satisfy your sweet tooth with ice cream or a latte from Noah’s Coffee, or take home some of Uncle Leroy’s fudge!
Consider purchasing a combo ticket and making a trip to the Ark Encounter as well. Located just 45 minutes from the Creation Museum in Williamstown, Kentucky, the Ark Encounter features a full-size Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible, and much more.
When you plan your vacation to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area to enjoy the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter, you can extend your stay and enjoy some of the other local attractions in the Tri-state area, such as BB Riverboats on the Ohio River, the Newport Aquarium (Newport, Kentucky), the National Museum of the US Air Force (Dayton, Ohio), Kentucky Horse Park (Lexington, Kentucky), or the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (Cincinnati, Ohio), among many others.
Springtime in this area is lovely. You can also enjoy God’s creation in incredible places like Red River Gorge (a favorite hiking spot of our astronomer Dr. Danny Faulkner), Mammoth Caves National Park (the world’s longest known cave system), or Cumberland Falls State Resort Park (one of few places where you can see a “moonbow,” a nighttime rainbow) within just three hours’ drive of our attractions.
If you need a place to stay during your visit, you can now book your hotel right on CreationMuseum.org. Choose from a variety of vetted hotels conveniently located near the museum and the life-size Noah’s Ark and receive a special rate when you book through our site. Start planning your vacation today!