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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.
  • $7.50 for adults and $5.00 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!


Closed Thanksgiving

​MMZoo will be closed on Thanksgiving Day so our employees may enjoy the day with their families (after all the animals get fed, of course!)     The zoo will be open on Friday through Sunday for normal operating hours:  10:00 to 5:00 

ZooChoo Winter Schedule

​This is the last weekend to ride the ZooChoo 'til Spring! The ZooChoo will be closed for the winter as of December 1st. 

Santa at the Zoo!

Save the date! Santa will be taking time out of his busy schedule to visit Mill Mountain Zoo on Saturday, December 13!

Holiday Shopping through AmazonSmile

Remember when you do your Holiday shopping at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Mill Mountain Zoo Inc. Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/54-1030634 and support us every time you shop.

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

$100,000 Challenge Gift!

​The Zoo has received a very generous $100,000 challenge gift from Ed & Barbara Kitas and the GE Matching Funds Program! The zoo needs your help to match this amount by February 28, 2015All donations, up to a total of $100,000, made to the zoo by this date will be doubled by the matching gift!   Please consider sending your year-end 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.

Upcoming Events

Night Howls
12/4/2014 5:15 PM

Night Howls
12/11/2014 5:15 PM

Santa at the Zoo
12/13/2014 12:00 PM

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


A Evening With Jungle Jack Hanna


Spring & Summer Camps


Education Programs

Derby Day Gala