Events and Programs

Breakfast with the Animals

Third Saturdays May through October from 8:30-10am

September 21
October 19

Join us at the Mill Mountain Zoo every 3rd Saturday, May-October for a unique opportunity to have breakfast with the animals.  Guests will be treated to a light breakfast buffet and the chance to meet one of the zoo’s education outreach animals.  This will be immediately followed by a special chat with zookeepers as they amaze our guests with more fun and educational facts about our animal residents.  This intimate experience will allow zoo visitors to learn more about various animals’ diets, behavior and personalities.  Following the chat, there will be a child-focused and parent-assisted project and activity sheet that will be designed to further foster excitement and knowledge about the featured animals.

Saturday, September 21-Breakfast with the Birds
Join us for breakfast and stay for some great conversation about the many birds that call Mill Mountain Zoo home.  There is more to our feathered friends than meets the eye!  When the keeper chats are over guests will have the opportunity to make a cute bird companion to take home.

Saturday, October 19-Eat with the Endangered
Mill Mountain Zoo is home to many vulnerable and endangered species.  Attend this program to learn about the different threats these animals are facing in the wild and other interesting information as well.  After the keeper chats, attendees can do a 3-dimensional Model Magic sculpture of their favorite endangered species.

Cost per breakfast:
$18/non-member adult                            $14/member adult
$15/non-member child                             $11/member child
$55/non-member family of 4                  $40/member family of 4

Register online at our Square Store or download and submit the registration form.

Celebrate International Red Panda Day and Children’s Literacy

Saturday, September 21 from 11-4pm

Come celebrate children’s literacy and International Red Panda Day.  We will have lots of fun activities for the whole family.  Roanoke Public Libraries will be here handing out free books, and there will be crafts, keeper chats, face painting and much more!  Any child coming dressed as their favorite animal or storybook character will get a $1 off their admission!

Brew at the Zoo

Saturday, October 12 from 5-8pm

Bring the kids or leave them with the sitter while you enjoy a relaxing date night including music from Appalachian Soul, cold beer from Beale’s Brewery and food from the 2DYE4QUE food truck.

$8 for 20 and under

Sponsored By:

Night Howls

Third Thursdays October through March  from 5:30-7pm

October 17
November 21
December 19
January 16
February 20
March 19

Bundle up and bring your friends to the zoo to hear the wolves howl, the owls hoot and the big cats call!  Participants will begin the night indoors enjoying hot cider and cookies while learning about nocturnal animals and the noises they make.  Guests will then proceed outdoors for a guided tour of the zoo in the dark to observe the creatures and enjoy spectacular views of the city at night.

Register online at our Square Store.

Zoo Boo

Saturday, October 26 from 11-4pm

Are you looking for a great, safe place to bring your family for some howling Halloween fun?  Spend your Halloween holiday at Mill Mountain Zoo’s annual Zoo Boo!  From trick-or-treating, to costume contests, to performances and “spooktacular” art activities, Zoo Boo is a fun-filled day for the whole family!  Plus, you get to enjoy it all in the beautiful outdoor setting of Mill Mountain Zoo.  Even better, all of these activities are FREE with Zoo admission!  So for a “terrorably” good time, come and celebrate Halloween 2019 with the animals and staff of Mill Mountain Zoo.