Admission prices are $9 for adults, $7 for children 3-11 and children 2 and under are free. Seniors, 55 and up, are $8.25. We support our military! Anyone who presents their military ID card will receive 10% off their admission. Any patron that visits the Don & Barbara Smith Children’s Museum located at Center in the Square and brings their receipt to the Mill Mountain Zoo will receive $1.00 off admission; and, patrons of the Zoo that visit the Children’s Museum and bring their Zoo receipt will receive $1.00 off admission.
Mill Mountain Zoo is open 7 days a week from 10am-5pm. Gates close at 4pm. Starting September 17, the Zoo Choo runs on the hour Thursdays-Sundays, weather permitting. Check the home page for weather and holiday related closures.
How do I get to the Zoo?
Mill Mountain Zoo is located in the heart of the City of Roanoke, on top of Mill Mountain. It is easily accessible from I-81/581, downtown Roanoke and the Blue Ridge Parkway and shares the mountain top with the famous Roanoke Star and the Mill Mountain Garden Club’s Wildflower Garden.
DO NOT use our 2404 Prospect Road address to find us with GPS. Instead, search for Mill Mountain Park, which we share our parking lot with; we are located off of the Mill Mountain Spur.
Are there parking fees?
There are no fees to park, however the parking lot that Mill Mountain Zoo shares with the Discovery Center and Mill Mountain Park has limited parking, and spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis. If the parking lot is full, there is extra parking at the Star and down by the Fishburn monument. Also be aware that the walk from the parking lot to the zoo will take you about 7 minutes.
Do you allow outside to beverages and food?
Yes, but please no beverages with straws, as they are a choking hazard for the animals.
The playground is currently closed for renovations.
Do you rent strollers?
Do you have electric wheel chairs available?
No, but we have manual units available.
Do you have public feedings and keeper chats?
Yes, but the schedule changes daily. Check with Guest Services when arriving to find out what will be happening during your visit.
Can you buy tickets online?
Are there public feed stations?
Should you buy a family membership?
Yes, a family membership is a great investment!
• Unlimited free admission for one full year to Mill Mountain Zoo
• Invitation to special member’s only events
• Discounts on education programs, Zoo Camps, birthday parties and after-hours rentals
• 10% discounts on regular prices gift shop items
• Reciprocal discounts at other zoos (see “Become a Member” to see the list)