Ark Encounter Trip

Join us for a trip to the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky! Click HERE to register!

Date: Saturday, March 20th 2021

Price: $72* (Due by 2/28)

*This will cover the cost of ticket, lunch, and transportation. You may wish to bring extra spending cash for the gift shop, snacks, and a fast-food dinner after leaving the ark.


7:00AM Gather at University Lutheran Church

7:30AM Depart U.Lu

10:30AM Arrive at Ark Encounter

1:30PM-2:30PM Lunch Buffet (Included in Trip Cost)

7:00PM Park Closes, Return to Front Entrance

7:30PM Leave Ark, Pick up Fast-Food, Drive back to Bloomington

10:45PM Return to U.Lu Parking Lot



Ark Encounter is a museum and park featuring a full-size Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible. The Ark includes three decks full of teaching exhibits that will inspire you to think differently about the biblical account of Noah’s Ark. Also included with admission is access to a small zoo, petting area, kangaroo walkabout, and animal shows as well as free lectures on various topics relevant to modern Christianity.

For additional cost, you may purchase tickets for the zipline, camel rides, and/or the Truth Traveler: Virtual Reality Experience. Prices for these activities may be found on the Ark Encounter website.



Please note that our means of transportation is a 15-person passenger van. We will not be able to socially distance during our journey to/from the Ark. While at the Ark, U.Lu students must adhere to the attraction's rules regarding masks. At the time of this writing, the Ark Encounter's rules are as follows:

"By order of the Kentucky Governor, face coverings are required to enter and are to be worn where you cannot reasonably social distance unless medical or safety reasons prevent you from doing so. Children 5 years old and younger are also exempt from wearing masks. We ask that guests join us in practicing social distancing by keeping a distance of at least six feet from other guests not in your own party."


This U.Lu trip will be a great opportunity for some fun and bonding among U.Lu'ers. We hope you will be able to join us! If the cost of $72 is preventing you from attending, please contact Jennifer Neumann.

To sign up, click HERE to complete the registration form and arrange to submit your payment before 2/28 so that we can secure our Group Reservation for Saturday, March 20th.