GoFundMe

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Mill Mountain Zoo needs you! During this Covid-19 crisis, Mill Mountain Zoo has been forced to temporarily close. We need your help to make sure this temporary closure doesn’t become a permanent one. It costs $2500 per day to run the zoo, and we are closing to the public during what is normally our busiest season for outreach and field …

Mill Mountain Zoo closing due to COVID-19 Executive Order 53

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Mill Mountain Zoo closing due to COVID-19 Executive Order 53 In accordance with Governor Ralph Northam’s Executive Order 53 regarding the closure of non-essential establishments in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Mill Mountain Zoo will suspend public operations starting on March 24, 2020 for the safety and wellness of our guests and staff. Along with the Zoo grounds, all education …

COVID-19 Policy

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Dear Mill Mountain Zoo Community, The current outbreak of the COVID-19 virus remains a rapidly evolving and unprecedented situation.  Mill Mountain Zoo is closely monitoring the situation and remains committed to doing everything we can to provide our community with family-oriented educational experiences where people can enjoy fresh air, exercise, and the beauty of nature. As part of that, we …

Book Your Tickets Online!

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Since we will begin limiting guests to 10 an hour starting 3/22, consider booking your tickets online to reserve your spot! You can book your visit right from our home page. It’s easy! http://www.mmzoo.org/

Roanoke Valley Gives is Happening Now!

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Greetings! This is it! Roanoke Valley Gives is here! Unlike the zoos in most cities, Mill Mountain Zoo receives less than 5% of it’s funding from municipal sources. Instead of government funds, Mill Mountain Zoo is supported primarily through admissions, gift shop sales, education programs, events and donations from people like you. By donating to Mill Mountain Zoo, you are …

New Black Bear exhibit coming to Mill Mountain Zoo

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New Black Bear exhibit coming to Mill Mountain Zoo Mill Mountain Zoo is excited to announce that construction will soon begin on its new American Black Bear Exhibit. The construction, to be carried out by R.L. Price Construction Inc., will involve extensive renovations of the former cougar habitat (also formerly Ruby the Tiger’s enclosure) and will include a new observation …

Roanoke Valley Gives is Wednesday!

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Unlike the zoos in most cities, Mill Mountain Zoo receives less than 5% of it’s funding from municipal sources. Instead of government funds, Mill Mountain Zoo is supported primarily through admissions, gift shop sales, education programs, events and donations from people like you. By donating to Mill Mountain Zoo, you are helping us to provide safe and healthy homes to …

Roanoke Valley Gives

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Located at the top of Mill Mountain, Mill Mountain Zoo overlooks the city of Roanoke and the surrounding mountain vistas. The Zoo was founded in 1952 and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit operated by the Blue Ridge Zoological Society. Our mission at the Mill Mountain Zoo is to promote an appreciation and understanding of wildlife and habitat preservation through the use …

New Red Wolves Have Arrived!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information contact: Robin Lentz, Co-Director Office (540) 343-3241 Press Release – January 13, 2020 MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO WELCOMES 8 RED WOLVES Mill Mountain Zoo is pleased to announce the arrival of the “Durham” pack, a family group of 8 red wolves. These wolves were transferred from the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, NC …