There’s so much for families to enjoy each day at the Ark Encounter south of Cincinnati—and now there’s even more to experience with the opening of our custom carousel this past August. This carousel features unique animals—such as an Anisodon, T. rex, Pterodactyl, and a sauropod dinosaur—that you won’t find anywhere else in the world on a carousel! And guests are loving it!
The carousel is themed as the “Journey of the Animals” and features custom artwork depicting the animals arriving at Noah’s Ark and a custom musical score written by one of our talented staff members. Signage provides teaching on animal kinds. It’s built flush with the floor and designed so those of all abilities can board and enjoy it.
Now, as you can see in the video below, families and guests of all ages are thoroughly enjoying this exciting addition to the Ark Encounter. Oh, and did I mention that rides are included with Ark Encounter admission? (And children 10 and under enjoy free Ark Encounter admission through 2022!)
Our carousel (which is housed indoors) will be open for our busy ChristmasTime season, adding yet another exciting family activity to this annual event. Come tour the grounds and enjoy a sea of lights, the Ark lit up in rainbow colors, a traditional Christmas carol singalong, meeting the animals in Ararat Ridge Zoo, festive food and drinks, shopping for unique Christmas gifts, and more. This event is free (you just pay for parking)! Check the website for dates and times.
ChristmasTime begins the day after Thanksgiving (November 25, 2022) and runs select dates through December 30, 2022.
And don’t miss ChristmasTown at the Creation Museum. This event (also free, you just pay for parking) features a gorgeous garden of lights (the best in the area), including many dinosaurs (kids especially love finding those as they tour the grounds), a live nativity, including live animals, and so much more. Check the website for dates and times.
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,
This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.