COVID-19 Policy

Bambi Godkin Standard 2 Comments

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 wish to take a moment to share with you some related updates at the Zoo:

  • Mill Mountain’s exhibits remain open to the public consistent with COVID-19 best practices; Staff is available and able to assist you with any COVID-19 related questions while at the Zoo;
  • Unfortunately, Mill Mountain Zoo will be closing its Reptile House to the public until further notice starting March 20th;
  • Mill Mountain Zoo is following COVID-19 guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and will be limiting admission to 10 people each hour;
  • By nature, the Zoo offers an opportunity to enjoy an attraction while maintaining social distance outside.

The situation continues to be fluid and additional changes may become necessary. Should that happen, Mill Mountain Zoo will continue to provide updates on our website ( and on social media ( to allow our community to make the most informed decisions.

Stay safe and thank you for your support of our mission to help conserve threatened and endangered species and provide care and homes to non-releasable native wildlife. We hope to see you at the Zoo!



Robin Lentz                                                                                       Derek Kellogg
Co-Director                                                                                        Co-Director
Animal Programs and Facilities                                                    Operations

Comments 2

  1. Iris Oranchak

    Hello, I was interested in applying for the shadowing program and was wondering if it will still be happening due to the outbreak?

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      Bambi Godkin

      You can feel free to send in the application, but the actual job shadows would be on hold for at least a month, depending on how things are going by then.

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