“We are stewards of this Earth and the ruination of humanity itself is reflected in the great forests, plains and oceans of our planet. If we are to be an Ark of hope for the species of Earth, it must begin with each of us individually.” Dr. Marc Bradley

You can visit any zoo, but you can only experience Creation Kingdom Zoo! Creation Kingdom Zoo is ranked as one of Virginias Best Zoos and the Tri Cities area’s top attractions. The zoo offers you the opportunity to experience a variety of animals from around the world. From Giraffe, bears, leopards, and apes to camels, zebra, wildebeest and many species of primates, you’ll see conservation at work. Daily keeper talks will answer your questions about the animals we care for and our role in preserving them for future generations. We are a proud conservation partner with the Species Survival Program (SSP). Take your time, purchase some animal food and enjoy nature. We are minutes from Johnson City, Kingsport, Bristol, and the surrounding area. Plan your visit today by starting on our Visitor Information page.


Spotlight Reticulated Giraffe

Spotlight Reticulated Giraffe

Get eye level with the worlds tallest (and most adorable) animal in the zoo on our feeding platform.Tickets required


Spotlight Fossa - Madagascars Largest Predator

You’ll be fascinated by these rarely seen endangered carnivores as they jump, climb, and lounge in the trees in the zoo.

Spotlight Hyenas

Spotlight Hyenas

One of Africa’s most interesting and misunderstood animals. Face to face with the strongest jaw pressure in the world!

Spotlight DeBrazza Monkey

Spotlight DeBrazza Monkey

Come and check-out this wise looking primate with a noble-beard and animated facial expressions.

In the Zews

August 8, 2020 – 7PM

7th Annual Hear Me Roar

More than 30 costumed characters will be visiting the zoo – from Princess Elsa to Star Wars, Spider-Man and more.

Admission to the Zoo event $15. Proceeds help benefit hearing impaired children.

October Dates to be announced from 6-9pm

12th Annual Boo at the Zoo

Take a free hayride or walk from the event parking to see the zoo under soft lighting while kids visit candy stations throughout. See our incredible festival of jack-o-lanterns and grab hotdogs, funnel cakes, tacos and more!

Zoo Admission : Children 12 years and under in costume with a canned food item are FREE! Ages 12 and up $10.00

Proceeds benefit area needy families.

Safari Nights 8pm-10pm

Take an intimate glimpse into the lives of our nocturnal residents, listen to our Keepers informational talks and see feeding demonstrations. One of our most popular Summer events. Follow our facebook page The Creation Kingdom Zoo for dates each month

New Exhibits:

Additional sections of a new 38 acre expansion project open Spring 2020! See Fossa, Lions, Warthogs, Tamarins, Ostrich, Capybara and more!

Check back for more new videos often as we take you behind the scenes at the Zoo to meet our residents.