Plan Your Visit

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!


Daily Calendar

At the Creation Museum, we have daily programming to enhance your visit. Check out our events calendar to see what you can experience during your trip.


Find a Hotel

The Creation Museum is located in beautiful Kentucky, just west of the Cincinnati Airport, with dozens of nearby hotels and places to stay.


Get Your Tickets

Choose a bouncer pass or a general admission ticket. Admission to the Creation Museum includes access to the museum, the beautiful botanical gardens, and more.

More to Experience

Make your visit even more special by taking part in the many experiences offered at the Creation Museum.

What to Know

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 a walk around the lake before you go inside.

Eden Zoo is undergoing renovations and will be reopening late summer 2024.

See Helpful Tips & FAQ page, attraction maps, and directions for more information.

Spring Events


Join us for three 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!

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Family Homeschool Experience
A Family Homeschool Experience

May 9–11, 2024

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Other Events

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Easter Living History

April 18–19, 2025

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Deaf Days

April 12, 2025

Summer Events


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.

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40 Days
40 Days & 40 Nights

July 30–September 7, 2024
Select Days

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Fall Events


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.

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Día Latino

October 18–19, 2024

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Winter Events


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.

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November 29, 2024–January 4, 2025
Tuesday–Saturday on select days

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Other Events

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Ark Encounter


From popular planetarium shows to dynamic speaker presentations, hands-on activities and programs, 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!

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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.

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Explore our diverse, one-of-a-kind collection of apologetics books, and other resources in our Dragon Hall Bookstore. Pick the perfect souvenir from a wide range of books, apparel, stuffed animals, handmade gifts, and items from the Fair Trade Marketplace.

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Family Dining

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.

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Plenty of Food Experiences

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

Sister Attraction

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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.

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More to Do in Kentucky

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).