Things to Do

Things to See & Do

The Ark Encounter is the most authentic full-size replica of Noah’s Ark in the world.  There’s so much to do at the Ark Encounter from concerts and presentations to shopping for gifts and dining in Noah’s village.  Explore the massive family playground, soar through the air on zip lines, visit animals from around the world, dig for fossils, ride a camel, and more!  Make plans now with family and friends to attend 40 Days & 40 Nights at the Ark – the world’s largest Christian Music Festival!


Multiple concerts throughout the day from Award-Winning Christian Music Artists as well as a lineup of sought after speakers.

Ark Encounter

Explore the full-size replica of Noah’s Ark. At 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high, the Ark is a sight to behold!

Family Dining

A variety of dining options are available in Noah’s Village at the Ark Encounter as well as snack stands on board the Ark.

Gift Shop

Find the perfect memento to remember your 40 Days & 40 Nights at the Ark experience at the gift shop!

State of the Art Exhibits

Scores of teaching exhibits about Noah, the animals, and the Flood are designed to answer your questions.

Ice Cream

Be sure to visit Village Ice Cream and Sweets for a soft serve or hand dipped ice cream cone, or the wide selection of candy.

Zip Lines

Soar down a zip line 15 stories in the air reaching up to 50 mph – these zip lines are 1,000 feet or longer!

Fossil Find

Pan for unique fossils while you learn about science from a biblical perspective.

Camel Rides

Imagine what it was like to live in biblical times when you saddle up a camel for a family-friendly activity during your visit.

Children's Playground

Families love the Ark Encounter’s unique playground built for kids of all abilities.

Ararat Ridge Zoo

You’ll encounter exotic animals from around the world like zebras, sloths, kangaroos, ostriches, and tortoises!


Experience concerts, presentations from dynamic speakers, and more inside the Answers Center.