So much is happening at the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum right now! As we welcome our spring crowds to N. Kentucky and get ready for summer, we’re under construction at both facilities. New exhibits are taking shape, the lower level of the Answers Center is nearly done, and a brand-new arch entrance will welcome guests at the Ark Encounter. Here’s a sneak peek of some of the exciting construction.
Kids, teens, and adults can have fun getting their photographs taken in front of the Ark with Noah's three sons or their wives as fun cut-outs.
Coming soon is one cut-out of Noah’s whole family. Our fabrication workers at our design studio built the structures with steps inside so children can easily step up to where the head is cut out. Our designers provided the artwork based on the figures we use for Noah’s family inside the Ark.
“I have set my bow” (Genesis 9:13). I’m sure you will agree this will be a spectacular entrance to the Ark Encounter, featuring seven colors of the rainbow and the Genesis 9:13 Scripture verse:
I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.
By the end of May, our four African crested porcupines should be in their new exhibit at Ararat Ridge Zoo at the Ark Encounter. A binturong (also known as a bearcat) will also be on display in a new exhibit adjacent to the porcupines.
We also have daily live animal programs at both the Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum—these are highly popular with guests of all ages.
A lot is going on behind the scenes at the Creation Museum as well. Two major new exhibits are under construction in what we call the Palm Plaza area of the lower level.
This is a fascinating exhibit that is essentially a background course in the New Testament.
The first new exhibit, called Borderland, will be opened in mid-July. This is a fascinating exhibit that is essentially a background course in the New Testament. It will feature over 35 illustrations that will immerse guests into the world and culture of Israel at the time of Jesus as the God-man. Full-size replicas of period clothing and armor will capture imaginations. Guests will also encounter over 20 scale models, including a model of Herod’s temple and a Seleucid war elephant. It will be a great experience for all guests and will give a better understanding and added excitement about the New Testament.
Also, we are building a seating area for Palm Cafe nearby with beautiful murals and other features.
The second new exhibit, coming in 2022 to the museum, will be our expanded Fearfully and Wonderfully Made exhibit. This new pro-life display will triple the current Fearfully and Wonderfully Made exhibit in size, giving us much more space for teaching—and it’s going to be spectacular!
Whew—that’s only just some of what’s happening at our two attractions. To see everything, you’re just going to have to visit and see it for yourself. Plan your visit today at ArkEncounter.com and CreationMuseum.org—and, remember, kids 10 and under receive free admission for 2021. 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.)
And if you’d like to be involved with all the exciting updates, new construction, and more taking place, we’re hiring in a wide variety of positions, including in fabrication (carpenter/welder). Visit AnswersinGenesis.org/jobs to learn more or apply.
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This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.
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