A Family Homeschool Experience

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May
8
2023
to May 12

Williamstown, KY

Answers Center - Ark Encounter

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More than a homeschool conference—it’s a family experience!

Join us for five days of faith-building experiences for the whole family as we equip generations for the King. Tour the full-size Noah’s Ark, meet the animals in Ararat Ridge Zoo during live animal programs, ride the carousel, walk through biblical history at the Creation Museum (including our brand-new, expanded Fearfully & Wonderfully Made exhibit), soak in practical, biblical teaching from sought-after speakers, enjoy hands-on, engaging science and Bible programs for the whole family (available for additional cost), shop from our vast array of resources, take the kids to our world-class playgrounds, and watch the kids’ eyes open in wonder as they learn more about God’s creation and the Creator!

Our 2023 speakers include Heidi St. John, Ken Ham, Alex Kendrick, Captain Barry E. Wilmore and many more.

We’ve designed our Answers Homeschool Experience to help you to better disciple and educate your children, encourage you in your homeschooling journey, equip your children with answers to the questions of our day, and build lasting family memories while you have fun together. In other words, we want to equip generations to stand for the King of all kings!

Here are what families had to say after last year’s event:

What a fantastic event! I thank God for your growing ministry!
It’s been such an incredible week—the most meaningful and impactful family vacation and homeschool experience we’ve ever had. Our hearts are so very full and ignited with greater boldness! Thank you for providing this opportunity!
Best homeschool conference! Thank you. We left feeling empowered and encouraged! Can’t wait for next year!
This has been a fabulous experience! And each and every workshop, tour, and session has pointed us back to God. It’s truly a blessing to be here as a family this week. Thank you!

There’s no other experience like it! Our inaugural event sold out (twice!), so register early to avoid disappointment.

Sponsors

This event is in partnership with BJU Press and Master Books.

Official Conference Hotel

Hampton Inn & Suites, Williamstown Ark Encounter

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Registration

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Includes:

Free Admission to Creation Museum and Ark Encounter

Registration includes seven-day admission to the Ark Encounter and the nearby Creation Museum. Parking is also included.

Event Cost

Price: Starting at
Individual $129
Family $299

Add-on options are available.
See registration page for details.

Location

1 Ark Encounter Dr.
Williamstown, KY 41097

Ark Encounter Schedule

View Creation Museum Schedule
Monday, May 8 | Ark Encounter
Time Session Location
10:00 a.m. Special Music AC Auditorium
10:30 a.m. Keynote AC Auditorium
12:00 p.m. Keynote AC Auditorium
12:15 p.m. Sssensational Snakes Animal Actors Stage
1:30 p.m. Up in Flames | Roger Patterson AC Auditorium
1:30 p.m. One-On-One: Homeschool Strategies for Success AC Lower-Level A
1:30 p.m. God’s Fingerprint Design | Jennifer Rivera AC Lower-Level B
1:30 p.m. Bible in Motion- OT | Bryan Osborne AC Lower-Level C
1:30 p.m. Feathered, Flying, and Ferocious | Jessica Jaworski AC Lower-Level Lab
1:30 p.m. Horticulture and Greenhouse Ark Stern
1:30 p.m. Dinosaur Detectives | Stephen Leavelle Noah's Village Stage
2:15 p.m. Amazing Animals Animal Actors Stage
3:30 p.m.

AC Auditorium
3:30 p.m. I Don’t Get It: Strategies for Reteaching | Heather Jenkins AC Lower-Level A
3:30 p.m. Forensic DNA Fingerprinting | Jennifer Rivera AC Lower-Level B
3:30 p.m. Bible in Motion- NT | Bryan Osborne AC Lower-Level C
3:30 p.m. Hands-on-Science at Home | Roger Patterson AC Lower-Level Lab
3:30 p.m. Horticulture and Greenhouse Ark Stern
4:15 p.m. Predators and Prey Animal Actors Stage
7:00 p.m. Mom’s Night Out Emzara's 2nd Floor
7:00 p.m. K-9 Encounter AC Auditorium
Tuesday, May 9 | Ark Encounter
Time Session Location
10:00 a.m. Special Music AC Auditorium
10:30 a.m. Keynote AC Auditorium
12:00 p.m. Keynote AC Auditorium
12:15 p.m. Sssensational Snakes Animal Actors Stage
1:30 p.m. Up in Flames | Roger Patterson AC Auditorium
1:30 p.m. One-On-One: Homeschool Strategies for Success AC Lower-Level A
1:30 p.m. Fossils and the Flood | Kyle Morris AC Lower-Level B
1:30 p.m. Scripture Sleuths | Dana Sneed AC Lower-Level C
1:30 p.m. Forensic Hair Microscopy | Jennifer Rivera AC Lower-Level Lab
1:30 p.m. Horticulture and Greenhouse Ark Stern
1:30 p.m. Ice Age Giants | Stephen Leavelle Noah's Village Stage
2:15 p.m. Amazing Animals Animal Actors Stage
3:30 p.m.

AC Auditorium
3:30 p.m. Connecting the 7 C’s Across the Curriculum | Roger Patterson AC Lower-Level A
3:30 p.m. Teaching Students with Diverse Learning Needs|Heather Jenkins AC Lower-Level B
3:30 p.m. Building a Lie-Detector Toolkit | Patricia Engler AC Lower-Level C
3:30 p.m. Forensic Hair Microscopy | Jennifer Rivera AC Lower-Level Lab
3:30 p.m. Horticulture and Greenhouse Ark Stern
4:15 p.m. Predators and Prey Animal Actors Stage
Wednesday, May 10 | Ark Encounter
Time Session Location
10:00 a.m. Special Music AC Auditorium
10:30 a.m. Keynote AC Auditorium
12:00 p.m. Keynote AC Auditorium
12:15 p.m. Sssensational Snakes Animal Actors Stage
1:30 p.m. Up in Flames | Roger Patterson AC Auditorium
1:30 p.m. One-On-One: Homeschool Strategies for Success AC Lower-Level A
1:30 p.m. God’s Fingerprint Design | Jennifer Rivera AC Lower-Level B
1:30 p.m. Finely Tuned | Kaia Kloster AC Lower-Level C
1:30 p.m. Feathered, Flying, and Ferocious | Jessica Jaworski AC Lower-Level Lab
1:30 p.m. Horticulture and Greenhouse Ark Stern
1:30 p.m. Dinosaur Detectives | Stephen Leavelle Noah's Village Stage
2:15 p.m. Amazing Animals Animal Actors Stage
3:30 p.m.

AC Auditorium
3:30 p.m. Teaching Students with Diverse Learning Needs|Heather Jenkins AC Lower-Level A
3:30 p.m. Forensic DNA Fingerprinting | Jennifer Rivera AC Lower-Level B
3:30 p.m. Finely Tuned | Kaia Kloster AC Lower-Level C
3:30 p.m. Invisible Zoo | Jessica Jaworski AC Lower-Level Lab
3:30 p.m. Horticulture and Greenhouse Ark Stern
4:15 p.m. Predators and Prey Animal Actors Stage
Thursday, May 11 | Ark Encounter
Time Session Location
10:00 a.m. Special Music AC Auditorium
10:30 a.m. Keynote AC Auditorium
12:00 p.m. Keynote AC Auditorium
12:15 p.m. Sssensational Snakes Animal Actors Stage
1:30 p.m. Up in Flames | Roger Patterson AC Auditorium
1:30 p.m. Bible in Motion- OT | Bryan Osborne AC Lower-Level A
1:30 p.m. Golden Ratio | Patrick Kanewske AC Lower-Level B
1:30 p.m. Scripture Sleuths | Dana Sneed AC Lower-Level C
1:30 p.m. One-On-One: Homeschool Strategies for Success AC Lower-Level Lab
1:30 p.m. Horticulture and Greenhouse Ark Stern
1:30 p.m. Ice Age Giants | Stephen Leavelle Noah's Village Stage
2:15 p.m. Amazing Animals Animal Actors Stage
3:30 p.m.

AC Auditorium
3:30 p.m. Connecting the 7 C’s Across the Curriculum | Roger Patterson AC Lower-Level A
3:30 p.m. Golden Ratio | Patrick Kanewske AC Lower-Level B
3:30 p.m. Building a Lie-Detector Toolkit | Patricia Engler AC Lower-Level C
3:30 p.m. Fossils and the Flood | Kyle Morris AC Lower-Level Lab
3:30 p.m. Horticulture and Greenhouse Ark Stern
4:15 p.m. Predators and Prey Animal Actors Stage
7:00 p.m. Mom’s Night Out Emzara's 2nd Floor
7:00 p.m. K-9 Encounter AC Auditorium
Friday, May 12 | Ark Encounter
Time Session Location
10:00 a.m. Special Music AC Auditorium
10:30 a.m. Keynote AC Auditorium
12:00 p.m. Keynote AC Auditorium
12:15 p.m. Sssensational Snakes Animal Actors Stage
1:30 p.m. Up in Flames | Roger Patterson AC Auditorium
1:30 p.m. One-On-One: Homeschool Strategies for Success AC Lower-Level A
1:30 p.m. God’s Fingerprint Design | Jennifer Rivera AC Lower-Level B
1:30 p.m. T. Rex, King of the Dragons | Kyle Morris AC Lower-Level C
1:30 p.m. Feathered, Flying, and Ferocious | Jessica Jaworski AC Lower-Level Lab
1:30 p.m. Horticulture and Greenhouse Ark Stern
1:30 p.m. Dinosaur Detectives | Stephen Leavelle Noah's Village Stage
2:15 p.m. Amazing Animals Animal Actors Stage
3:30 p.m.

AC Auditorium
3:30 p.m. I Don’t Get It: Strategies for Reteaching | Heather Jenkins AC Lower-Level A
3:30 p.m. T. Rex, King of the Dragons | Kyle Morris AC Lower-Level B
3:30 p.m. Building a Lie-Detector Toolkit | Patricia Engler AC Lower-Level C
3:30 p.m. Forensic Hair Microscopy | Jennifer Rivera AC Lower -Level Lab
3:30 p.m. Horticulture and Greenhouse Ark Stern
4:15 p.m. Predators and Prey Animal Actors Stage

Creation Museum Schedule

View Ark Encounter Schedule
Monday, May 8 | Creation Museum
Time Session Location
11:00 a.m. Keynote Legacy Hall
1:00 p.m. Water the Miracle Chemical | Matzkos Legacy Hall
1:00 p.m. Fossils and the Flood | Kyle Morris Morris and Whitcomb Room
1:00 p.m. Beauty in Blooms | Dale Spada Main Hall
3:00 p.m. Snakes Alive | Rick Teepen Legacy Hall
3:00 p.m. Building a Lie-Detector Toolkit | Patricia Engler Morris and Whitcomb Room
3:00 p.m. Beauty in Blooms | Dale Spada Main Hall
Tuesday, May 9 | Creation Museum
Time Session Location
11:00 a.m. Keynote Legacy Hall
1:00 p.m. Invisible Properties of Air | Matzkos Legacy Hall
1:00 p.m. Golden Ratio | Patrick Kanewske Morris and Whitcomb Room
1:00 p.m. Birds of the Garden | Jessica Jaworski Main Hall
3:00 p.m. Snakes Alive | Rick Teepen Legacy Hall
3:00 p.m. Golden Ratio | Patrick Kanewske Morris and Whitcomb Room
3:00 p.m. Pond Ecology | Jessica Jaworski Main Hall
Wednesday, May 10 | Creation Museum
Time Session Location
11:00 a.m. Keynote Legacy Hall
1:00 p.m. Water the Miracle Chemical | Matzkos Legacy Hall
1:00 p.m. Building a Lie-Detector Toolkit | Patricia Engler Morris and Whitcomb Room
1:00 p.m. Beauty in Blooms | Dale Spada Main Hall
3:00 p.m. Snakes Alive | Rick Teepen Legacy Hall
3:00 p.m. T. Rex, King of the Dragons | Kyle Morris Morris and Whitcomb Room
3:00 p.m. Beauty in Blooms | Dale Spada Main Hall
Thursday, May 11 | Creation Museum
Time Session Location
11:00 a.m. Keynote Legacy Hall
1:00 p.m. Invisible Properties of Air | Matzkos Legacy Hall
1:00 p.m. Finely Tuned | Kaia Kloster Morris and Whitcomb Room
1:00 p.m. Birds of the Garden | Jessica Jaworski Main Hall
3:00 p.m. Snakes Alive | Rick Teepen Legacy Hall
3:00 p.m. Finely Tuned | Kaia Kloster Morris and Whitcomb Room
3:00 p.m. Pond Ecology | Jessica Jaworski Main Hall
Friday, May 12 | Creation Museum
Time Session Location
11:00 a.m. Keynote Legacy Hall
1:00 p.m. Water the Miracle Chemical | Matzkos Legacy Hall
1:00 p.m. Scripture Sleuths | Dana Sneed Morris and Whitcomb Room
1:00 p.m. Beauty in Blooms | Dale Spada Main Hall
3:00 p.m. Snakes Alive | Rick Teepen Legacy Hall
3:00 p.m. Bible in Motion- NT | Bryan Osborne Morris and Whitcomb Room
3:00 p.m. Beauty in Blooms | Dale Spada Main Hall

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