From hands-on science programs to presentations from our engaging speakers, there’s always something happening at the Creation Museum. Enhance your time with these fun learning experiences, whether it’s your first, fifth, or fifteenth visit!
Upon arrival, you will pay for parking at the ticket booth on your way in. After parking, you will make your way to the Welcome Center where you can purchase admission tickets or have your prepurchased tickets scanned as well as pick up a coffee or light snack at the Tree of Life Café. Once you exit the Welcome Center, you will find yourself in the beautiful botanical gardens.
Follow the trail to your left to go directly to the museum’s front entrance or go right to enjoy the petting zoo and a walk around the lake before you go inside.
Join us for five faith-building days for the whole family during our Answers Homeschool Experience. Be encouraged in your homeschooling journey as you soak in practical, biblical teaching from sought-after speakers, experience the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum, participate in additional activities, and watch the kids’ eyes open in wonder as they learn more about the Creator and his creation!
May 9–11, 2024Learn More
March 29–30, 2024
April 20, 2024
Experience the world’s largest Christian music festival—40 Days & 40 Nights of Christian Music. Sought-after speakers and favorite artists from multiple genres come to Northern Kentucky to provide more than 120 concerts over the course of the festival. The event is based at the Ark, but concerts are also held at the Creation Museum on select days.
August 1–September 9, 2023
Wednesday and Thursday
July 28–29, 2023
Our two-day Día Latino conference is held annually in October at the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter. Spanish-speakers enjoy special sessions in their first language, and Spanish signage, captions, and interpreters are available at both attractions.
October 20–21, 2023Learn More
One of our most popular events of the year is ChristmasTown, which takes place between Thanksgiving and New Year’s and features dazzling light displays, an indoor nativity, live dramas, and more!
*Zip lines are closed January through mid-March.
November 24–December 30
November 24–December 30
December 2023Ark Encounter
From popular planetarium shows to dynamic speaker presentations, hands-on activities and programs, a petting zoo, and more, the Creation Museum is packed with experiences to make your visit fun, educational, and memorable.
Some of these activities are an additional cost, but many are absolutely free with your museum admission!
Visit the animals in our petting zoo! Meet a zonkey and a zorse, peek at some alpacas, and interact with our friendly goat herd and other animals.
Enjoy a meal in Noah’s Café, which features hot and cold items à la carte, meal options, snacks, desserts, and a diverse selection of beverages.
*Vegetarian and gluten-free options available.
Enjoy hearing from a dynamic speaker during your visit. You’ll learn more about God’s Word and God’s world during these special, family-friendly presentations.
Not included in ticket price.
There are several food options at the Creation Museum. For starter fare—breakfast sandwiches, snacks, coffees, and smoothies—visit the Tree of Life Café in the Welcome Center on your way in (closes at 1 p.m.). Inside the museum, you can stop by Noah’s Coffee and Ice Cream (upper level), Uncle Leroy’s Fudge (upper and lower levels as well as seasonally outdoors), or the Palm Plaza Café (lower level, staff permitting).
For the largest variety of options, visit Noah’s Café (upper level), which features hot and cold items à la carte, meal options, snacks, desserts, and a diverse selection of beverages.
Vegetarian and gluten-free options available
From unique dining to dynamic speaker presentations, concerts, hands-on activities, and more, the Ark Encounter is packed with experiences to make your visit fun, educational, and memorable.
Looking to round out your trip? There’s lots to do in Kentucky! Visit the popular Newport Aquarium for a fun and educational outing, take a cruise on the Ohio River with BB Riverboats, or experience authentic Bavarian cuisine at the Hofbräuhaus Newport. And if you’re an outdoor enthusiast and don’t mind a bit of a drive, consider hiking in Red River Gorge or exploring Mammoth Cave National Park, which contains the longest cave system known on earth (as well as many above-ground activities).