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Welcome to the Mill Mountain Zoo

Mill Mountain Zoo is home to more than 175 animals including mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates - including 21 vulnerable species! The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and offers year round educational and recreational opportunities!

Winter Hours and Prices

  • Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Grounds close at 5:00 p.m. Closed Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
  • $8.00 for adults, $7.25 for seniors over 55, and $6.00 for children ages 3 to 11 years old. Children under age 2 are free and a 10% discount is available for seniors, military, and AAA members. Zoo Members get in free!


$40,000 Bonus Challenge Gift!

​The Zoo has met the $100,000 challenge gift from Ed & Barbara Kitas and the GE Matching Funds Program! We want to thank everyone who so graciously donated to make this a reality for the zoo. The Kitas' and GE Matching Funds Program have now added a $40,000 bonus matching gift!  The zoo needs your help to match this amount by February 28, 2015All donations, up to a total of $40,000, made to the zoo by this date will be doubled by the matching gift!   Please consider sending a gift to the Zoo now!  You may make a donation online through our website or mail a donation to Mill Mountain Zoo, P.O. Box 13484, Roanoke, VA 24034.


​During the winter months, the Zoo will be open to the public THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.  Concessions and the ZooChoo are closed until Spring. 

Upcoming Events

Spring Fling
3/21/2015 11:00 AM

Spring Break Camp
4/6/2015 9:00 AM

Party for the Planet
4/25/2015 11:00 AM

Breakfast with the Animals: Nibble with Native Species
5/16/2015 8:30 AM

Animal Acoustics
5/16/2015 11:00 AM

Summer Camp: Animal Explorers
6/15/2015 9:00 AM

Breakfast with the Animals: Relish with Rodents
6/20/2015 8:30 AM

Summer Camp: Courage, Cunning & Camouflage
6/22/2015 9:00 AM

Summer Camp: Animal Kingdom's Most Wanted
7/13/2015 9:00 AM

Breakfast with the Animals: Breakfast with the Birds
7/18/2015 8:30 AM

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Spring & Summer Camps

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Night Howls

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Education Programs

Derby Day Gala

2015 Derby Day Gala - Info