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Promoting an appreciation and understanding of wildlife and habitat preservation since 1952.


Mill Mountain Zoo is a refuge to animals that are critically endangered, vulnerable, or otherwise non-releasable due to injury or captive birth. Not only do we protect and preserve the health and viability of these vulnerable animals in our guardianship. MMZoo is the region's leader in wildlife conservation. Additionally, we participate in research and species survival programs.

upcoming events

Night Howls
The 3rd Thursday of the month in October through March from 5:30p-7:00p. Enjoy learning about how are animals behave at night and all their sounds.

zoo News

The Latest News:
November 4, 2023

Our ZooChoo is hibernating for the season. Please come visit us in the Spring to take a scenic ride around the zoo!

In The Media:
November 14, 2023
Night Howls, Fall Car Show, and more headed to Mill Mountain Zoo

Mill Mountain Zoo in Roanoke has several events coming up, including Night Howls and the First Annual Fall Car Show.

Press Release:
October 26, 2023
Spooktacular Fun Awaits At ZooBoo – A Howl-oween Celebration By Mill Mountain Zoo

Get ready for a frightfully delightful time as Mill Mountain Zoo presents ZooBoo, a spooktacular Halloween event on October 28, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This family-friendly extravaganza promises a day filled with wickedly wonderful fun!

September 14, 2021
Activities and Lessons to do with your Kids

We’re here to help parents and teachers as we enter this unusual school year!

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