Kids 10 and under Free in 2022
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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, 3-Day Bouncer Pass or Ultimate Bouncer 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).

Kids Receive Free Admission in 2022

Children 10 and under enjoy free admission to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter for 2022! There’s no limit to how many children you can bring for free. (Though, of course, the children must be accompanied by at least one adult.)

Creation Museum Tickets

General admission to the Museum

Adult (ages 18–59) $44.95
Senior (ages 60+) $39.95
Youth (ages 11–17) $24.95
Children (ages 5-10) FREE
4 and under FREE
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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 general admission to each attraction within one week

Adult (ages 18–59) $84.95
Senior (ages 60+) $74.95
Youth (ages 11–17) $44.95
Children (ages 5-10) FREE
4 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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3-Day Bouncer Pass

Best Value!

Valid for three days of unlimited visits to both attractions within one week
+ special parking options

Adult (ages 18–59) $99.95
Senior (ages 60+) $89.95
Youth (ages 11–17) $49.95
Children (ages 5-10) FREE
4 and under FREE
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3-Day Bouncer Pass Benefits

  • Best Value!
  • Enjoy three days of unlimited visits to the Creation Museum and Ark within one week.

Unlimited Parking with a 3-Day Bouncer Parking Pass

Save by purchasing a Bouncer Parking Pass.

  • Valid for unlimited parking at both attractions for 3 days within a 7-day period.
  • $30 for standard vehicles.
  • Regular parking rate is $15/day for standard vehicles at each attraction per visit.

Parking options will be available once Bouncer Pass is added to your cart.

Ultimate Bouncer Pass

Valid for unlimited admission to the Creation Museum and Ark for one year from first visit
+ unlimited free parking

Family $499.95
Adult (ages 18–59) $159.95
Senior (ages 60+) $149.95
Youth (ages 11–17) $139.95
Children (ages 5-10) FREE
4 and under FREE
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Single and Family Ultimate Bouncer Pass Benefits

  • Enjoy unlimited annual admission to the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum for one year from first visit.
  • Free “In and Out” parking at both sites for one vehicle.


Family Ultimate Bouncer Passes include immediate family members (parent/legal guardian) and their dependent children 17 and under.

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

Fearfully & Wonderfully Made Exhibit

The expanded Fearfully & Wonderfully Made exhibit will be opening to the public October 9, 2022, as we transition to a larger and more detailed permanent exhibit!

The current exhibit will be closed September 23-October 8, 2022.

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

Sit back and be amazed as our new laser projectors display vividly realistic images upon a 30-meter-diameter tilted dome, allowing stargazers to travel anywhere in the universe from within our Stargazer Planetarium. Enjoy learning from scientists and astronomers who affirm young-earth creation and explain how what we see in the night sky confirms God’s Word in Genesis.

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.

Bringing a Group?

Groups with a reservation 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. Tickets are available at the zip line sales station on arrival (purchased separately from Creation Museum admission). You may purchase tickets in advance for the zip lines, free fall, or adventure park.

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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.

Contact Us

For the Creation Museum address, contact forms, and phone number, go to our contact page.

Attractions Terms and Conditions

Your use of a ticket automatically grants permission to Answers in Genesis, Inc. (at the Creation Museum) and to Ark Encounter, LLC and its parent company, Crosswater Canyon, Inc. (at the Ark Encounter) (collectively, or as applicable, the “Company”) to record your image or that of your property while at the Ark Encounter or Creation Museum attractions (collectively, or as applicable, the “Attraction”) for security, safety, news, marketing promotions, or other purposes, and constitutes a release to use such image for any or all such purposes.

The Attraction is private property, a Christian environment, and outreach of the Company. By visiting the Attraction, you agree to act in a polite, respectful manner at all times while on Attraction property. In the interest of public safety, vehicles and any packages, bags, and articles carried on the premises may be subject to inspection by public safety personnel at any time. For specific details please refer to Creation Museum Rules and/or Ark Encounter Rules.

General admission, combo tickets, 3-Day Bouncer, and Ultimate Bouncer 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.

All prices do not include Kentucky sales tax or Williamstown ticket fee (where applicable). Prices listed are subject to change.

Parking fees not included with general admission, combo tickets or 3-Day Bouncer passes. Ultimate Bouncer passes include free parking.

Single entry parking fees are $15 for standard vehicles or $20 for oversized vehicles and can be purchased at the Attraction. 3-Day Bouncer parking fees are $30 for standard vehicles and $40 for oversized vehicles, which includes unlimited three-day parking at both Attractions within seven days of initial scan.

Combo tickets are valid for one-day entry to each Attraction in a seven-day period. 3-Day Bouncer passes are valid for three days of unlimited visits to both Attractions within a seven-day period. Ultimate Bouncer passes are valid for unlimited admission to both Attractions for one year from first visit.

For assistance, please email reservations. If you are bringing a motor coach, please email us for reservations.

General Admission Terms and Conditions

  • Tickets expire one year from the date of purchase unless otherwise noted.
  • Tickets may not be copied, transferred, or resold.
  • No refunds will be issued. All sales are final.
  • Each ticket allows entry for only one (1) person.
  • Ticket allows bearer admission to facilities only during operating hours.
  • Photocopies of tickets will not be accepted.
  • Unauthorized duplication or sale of tickets may result in denial of admission to the Attractions.

Pass Terms and Conditions

  • Unissued passes expire one year from the date of purchase.
  • Passes may not be loaned, transferred, or resold.
  • Valid Photo ID is required for pass usage.
  • Pass allows bearer admission to facilities only during operating hours.
  • No refunds will be issued. All sales are final.
  • Photocopies of passes will not be accepted.
  • Passes are not tax deductible.
  • Unauthorized duplication or sale of passes may result in denial of admission to the Attractions.

Kids Free 2022

In 2022 children ages 5-10 get in free to both Attractions when accompanied by an adult purchasing admission.

  • Applies to all children ages 5-10 years of age.
  • 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 on-site upon arrival.
  • Kids Free discount may also be used by 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 Attractions 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, 2022.
  • Discount does not apply to planetarium shows, camel rides, special events, zip line tours, or any other activity beyond general admission.
  • Additional restrictions may apply. The right of final interpretation lies with Answers in Genesis, Petersburg, KY.