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“We are stewards of this Earth and the ruination of humanity itself is reflected in our majestic woodlands, vast plains and great 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. We’ve consistently been voted best of the best! Why? The zoo offers you the adventure of a lifetime, experiencing 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 downloading our App for your smart device and starting on our Visitor Information page.


Spotlight Reticulated Giraffe

Spotlight Reticulated Giraffe

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


Spotlight Fossa - Madagascars Largest Predator

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

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 African Honey Badger

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In the Zews

Character Event – APRIL Dates to be announced

8th Annual Character Event – Is finally here!!

More than 30 costumed characters will be visiting the zoo- from Princess Elsa to Star Wars, Spider-Man and more. Check out our celebrity meet and greet. See the Zoo under soft lighting and hear how Creation Kingdom Zoo is “Making a Difference”. Proceeds this year go to our conservation partner WAPCA. This boots on the ground organization works tirelessly to ensure critically endangered West African primates continue to thrive.  Admission: $25


Twas the Lights Before Christmas – Dates to be announced soon

Join us from 6-9pm each night for a magical night full of lights, music, food, fun, animals and of course Santa! Admission is $10 for ages 2 and up.


14th Annual Boo at the Zoo!
October 26, 27 and 28 from 6-9 pm each night 

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

Admission: Children 12 years and under, in costumer with a canned food item are $6! Ages 13 and up $15.00
Proceeds provide Thanksgiving dinners for area needy families.


Safari Nights (select summer 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

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