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.
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Creation Museum Hours

Current Hours

We are open with the following hours:

Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Monday - Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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June 8 – August 16, 2020

Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Monday to Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

August 17 – October 31, 2020

Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Monday to Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

November 1 – November 25, 2020

Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Monday to Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

*Closed Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, 2020

November 27 – December 30, 2020

Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Monday to Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Celebrate Christmas during our free holiday exclusive event, ChristmasTown at the Museum.

*Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Dec. 24–25, 2020

December 31, 2020 – March 9, 2021

Closed Sunday and Monday

Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

All hours are Eastern Time.

The museum is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Eden Zoo and petting zoo area opens 30 minutes after the museum opens.

Last admission is one hour before closing. Operating hours are subject to change.

Zip Lines

Availability varies throughout the year. See the zip line page for more information or call Reservations at (800) 721-2298.