The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum are reopening on June 8! Note that dining, theaters, and other offerings have been enhanced to help you stay healthy.
What to know before you visit

Kids 10 and under Free in 2020

Creation Museum Tickets

Choose from a variety of ticket options as you plan your visit to the world-class Creation Museum.
Go with a combo ticket or annual combo pass to also experience the museum’s sister attraction, the Ark Encounter (featuring a life-size Noah’s Ark only 45 minutes from the Creation Museum).

Creation Museum Tickets

One-day ticket to the Museum
+ free Second-day grounds ticket

Adult (ages 18–59) $39.95
Senior (ages 60+) $34.95
Youth (ages 11–17) $24.95
Children (ages 10 and under) FREE

Special afternoon tickets available. Learn More

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Creation Museum afternoon tickets

Special Afternoon Tickets

To help spread out the arrival of our guests throughout the day, we're offering a special afternoon ticket that allows single-day entry to the Creation Museum and grounds after 1:30 PM Monday through Saturday and after 1 PM on Sundays. Each paid ticket includes a free meal voucher, which can be picked up when you arrive. This special ticket must be used by August 16, 2020.

Afternoon ticket offer not available with combo tickets. Cannot be combined with other discounts.

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Zip Lines

Zip Lines

Soar across the lake and through the trees on our Screaming Raptor Zip Lines or take on the challenge of our aerial adventure course.

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Daily Events

Daily Events

From hands-on workshops to presentations from our engaging speakers, the Creation Museum offers many different events. Enhance your time with these fun learning experiences, whether it’s your first, fifth, or fifteenth visit!

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Museum + Ark Combo Tickets

One day visit to each attraction
+ free Second-day grounds tickets

Adult (ages 18–59) $79.95
Senior (ages 60+) $69.95
Youth (ages 11–17) $44.95
Children (ages 10 and under) FREE
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About the Ark

About the Ark

Ark Encounter features a full-size Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible. This modern engineering marvel amazes visitors young and old.

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Inside the Ark

See Inside

The Ark Encounter will amaze and inspire you to think differently about the biblical account of Noah’s Ark.

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Annual Combo Passes

Annual admission to both attractions.
+ 1 free ticketed conference
+ unlimited free parking

Family $499.95
Adult (ages 18–59) $149.95
Senior (ages 60+) $139.95
Youth (ages 11–17) $129.95
Children (ages 5-10) FREE
4 and under FREE
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Tickets & Passes Pricing Guide

Annual Pass General Admission Combo Tickets
Unlimited Visits check
One Free Ticketed conference check
Free Parking check
Free second-day grounds tickets* check check

Annual Combo Benefits

Enjoy unlimited visits to the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum. Single and family combo passes include the following:

  • One free ticketed Answers in Genesis conference during the year for any annual combo pass holder. Contact us to take advantage of this benefit.
  • Receive 50% off a 2nd Answers in Genesis conference if you register for 2 conferences taking place within a calendar year.
  • Free “In and Out” parking at both sites for one vehicle.


Family annual combo passes include immediate family members (parent/legal guardian) and their dependent children 18 and under.

Free Second-day grounds Tickets

There’s so much to explore, it’s hard to fit it all in one day! You now receive complimentary second-day grounds tickets with Creation Museum admission, so you can visit the Museum one day, then come back and explore the grounds the next day. With a purchase of a combo ticket, you also receive a free Ark Encounter second-day grounds ticket.

*Second-day grounds tickets do not include parking. Second-day grounds tickets do not include access to the exhibits inside the Ark or the museum walk-through. See all terms and conditions

Botanical Gardens Suspension Bridge

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Explore all the Creation Museum has to offer by strolling through the beautiful botanical gardens, getting up close to the animals in our zoo, catching a show in the special effects theater, and more.

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Places To Stay

Places To Stay

The Creation Museum is located in beautiful Northern Kentucky, with dozens of hotels and places to stay only minutes away.

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Ticket Details & Helpful Info

4D Special Effects Theater

Our 4D Special Effects Theater is a state-of-the-art 4D theater, complete with comfy seats that rumble, shake, and deliver other surprises. Glasses that employ infrared technology are provided for 3D shows, with closed-captioned glasses available for Deaf guests or those who are hearing impaired.

Stargazer Planetarium

The planetarium will be closed beginning November 4. Intelligent designers are hard at work on important upgrades. When the planetarium reopens, the stars will shine even brighter!

Discounts and Free Days

We offer discounted admission for Moms and Dads on special days, and kids ages 4 and under are always free. Also, if you’ve served our country in the armed forces, we want to show our appreciation by offering several discounts.

Map & Driving Directions

Take time to get driving directions and plan your route ahead of time—you’ll be glad you did! Also, you may want to look at the Museum map for an idea of what to expect when you arrive.


Groups enjoy specialized assistance for check-in and ticketing as well as discounted rates. Find out more.

Gift Cards

Share the gift of an unforgettable experience with gift cards to the Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum, available through the Creation Museum’s parent ministry, Answers in Genesis.

Zip Line Tickets

Get ready to soar through the air and get a bird’s-eye view of God’s creation! All zip line ticket sales are managed by Banning Mills staff. To purchase tickets in advance for the zip lines, free fall, or adventure park, please call reservations at 859-586-3568 or purchase online below. Tickets are also available at the zip line sales station on arrival (purchased separately from Creation Museum admission).

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Hours of Operation

Find out our attraction hours for the day you plan to visit. Extended hours are available on a seasonal basis.

Helpful Tips for Convenience & Safety

Please visit our helpful tips page to learn about the Creation Museum’s amenities and accessibility accomodations for your convenience and safety.

Recommended Lodging Options

Find the perfect place to stay during your visit to the Creation Museum. We can help you find the best places to stay.

Attraction Rules

To ensure a safe and secure environment for our guests, please observe and respect our established attraction rules.

General Admission, Combo Tickets, and Annual Combo Passes

General admission, combo tickets, and annual combo passes may be purchased online or upon arrival for the same price.
When buying online, your tickets will be emailed to you for printing prior to your arrival.
General admission prices do not include parking fees. All prices do not include Kentucky sales tax or Williamstown ticket fee (where applicable). Prices listed are subject to change.
Parking passes are $5 for standard vehicles or $10 for oversized vehicles and can be purchased at the Creation Museum
For assistance, please email reservations. If you are bringing a motor coach, please email us for reservations.
All tickets and passes are non-refundable and expire one year from date of purchase.
Admission tickets are valid for one-day entry. Combo tickets are valid for one-day entry to each attraction in a seven-day period. Annual combo passes are valid for an entire year at both the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum.
Annual combo passes include one free ticketed conference during the year.

Kids Free 2020

In 2020 children ages 5-10 get in free to both the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter when accompanied by an adult purchasing admission.

Applies to all children ages 5-10 years of age. Requires at least one adult or senior ticket to be purchased. Cannot be combined with any other discounts, offers, or promotions.

The Kids Free discount is applicable with the purchase of at least one adult or senior general admission ticket. Kids Free tickets must be used on day of purchase when purchased on-site. Additional tickets are not available for later use. Online ticket purchases are limited to ten free child tickets per order. Additional tickets can be procured onsite upon arrival. Kids Free discount may be used by Annual Pass, Lifetime Membership, and Boarding Pass holders. For the safety and enjoyment of all guests, we ask that children ages 10 and under be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. WE do not enforce a chaperone ratio for admission, but the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum reserve the right to deny entry or restrict service in the interest of public safety or the protection of property. Kids Free discount is only valid for general or combo admission tickets from January 1 through December 31, 2020. Discount does not apply to planetarium shows, camel rides, special events, zip line tours, or any other activity beyond general admission. Offer cannot be combined with any other discounts, offers, or promotions. Additional restrictions may apply. The right of final interpretation lies with Answers in Genesis, Petersburg, KY.

Free Second-day Grounds Passes

Come back with your proof of purchase within seven days of your initial visit to take advantage of this offer.
Creation Museum general admission includes one free ticket to the Creation Museum grounds, excluding Museum exhibits.
A combo pass includes one free ticket to the Ark Encounter grounds, excluding Ark exhibits, and one free ticket to the Creation Museum grounds, excluding the museum’s walk-through biblical history.
Free second-day grounds tickets will not exceed the number of tickets on the original order.
Free second-day grounds tickets are non-transferable and have no cash value.
Zip lines, conferences, concerts, and some other activities/events may include an additional fee.
Free second-day grounds tickets do not include parking.