Creekside is an interactive play area that brings back a play area for children and the popular Discovery Theater, where our Education Team brings out some of the Zoo’s smaller inhabitants in an interactive program designed to highlight the Zoo’s Big 6 conservation animals and how you can make a difference in helping wildlife and their natural habitats.

Creekside1PLAY: Creekside (adjacent to Lighthouse Point splash zone) offers brand new play equipment including tree house elements, slides, spider web netting, swinging vines and rickety bridges.

Creekside2LEARN: Creekside features the Wyatt Fricks Discovery Theater, named for a young boy who passed away at an early age. His love for the Zoo lives on as children get up close with small animals during daily animal encounters. All programming is proudly sponsored by Mountain America Credit Union. Daily programs happen throughout the summer months.

Creekside3EXPLORE: Creekside brings guests closer to Emigration Creek with a boardwalk that offers access never offered before. Guests are encouraged to enjoy the shady pathway while looking for native wildlife along the embankment.

The Discovery Theater, pathways and restrooms are all ADA accessible and the play area has features that allow wheelchair access. The play area also features a sensory wall for children on the autism spectrum.