Events and Programs

Canvas for Conservation

Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 2-4pm

Join our AAZK group for an afternoon of creativity at Mill Mountain Zoo! We will provide all supplies and our instructor will show you how to paint our delightful “Starry Skies & Owl Eyes” painting on a 16” x 20” canvas that you can take home! Light refreshments will be provided and you will even have the opportunity to learn about Mill Mountain Zoo’s owls. Spend the afternoon in a picturesque location and explore your creative side!
ADVANCED REGISTRATION ONLY:
https://roanoke-valley-aazk-chapter.square.site
Hurry, spots are limited!
*Your $30 admission to paint afternoon includes admission to Mill Mountain Zoo starting at 1 PM. So you can walk around for a bit and visit with the animals before we start painting!*
*Please bring an apron or wear clothing you don’t mind painting in!*

Night Howls

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

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.

Members: $9 for children and $12 for adults
Non-Members: $12 for children and $15 for adults

Register online at our Square Store.

Jungle Bells

Saturday, November 30 from 11-4pm

Kick off the holiday season with a trip to enjoy Mill Mountain Zoo’s festive splendor!  Jungle Bells will have fun activities for the whole family, including a seasonal craft for children.  Adults will be able do some holiday shopping among a variety of excellent local vendors, and the keepers will have some informative chats about how winter impacts the zoo and the animals that call it home.  The whipped cream on top is our very own Amanda Panda!  She was appointed by Santa himself to take your little ones’ wish-list requests and to give you the perfect holiday photo opportunity!  All activities included with regular zoo admission.