Mill Mountain Zoo is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays during winter, we will go back to regular hours mid-March.

Mill Mountain Zoo

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conservation

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

Mar
21
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.
Apr
27
Party for the Planet
Celebrate Earth Day with Mill Mountain Zoo and Clean Valley Council. Chat with zookeepers and participate in earth-friendly activities for the whole family! Plus... the unveiling of Art to Rescue the River mosaics.
Jun
15
Dr. Zoolittle Day
Join us in celebrating all of those who work in the Veterinary Field as they share more about what they do.

zoo News

The Latest News:
November 24, 2023

Hyde has gone into hibernation for the season, come learn more about hibernation and how bears live through the winter!

In The Media:
January 23, 2024
Mill Mountain Zoo Spring Camp

Mill Mountain Zoo joins WDBJ7@4 to talk about spring break camp and some of their animal ambassadors!

Press Release:
February 2, 2024
CALLING ALL ROANOKE ARTISTS! MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO AND CLEAN VALLEY COUNCIL SEEK LOCAL MOSAIC ARTISTS FOR ART TO RESCUE THE RIVER 2024

Roanoke, VA: Mill Mountain Zoo and Clean Valley Council are looking for artists to submit conceptual sketches of large-scale mosaic pieces to be considered for the 2024 Art to Rescue the River installations at Mill Mountain Zoo.

Blog:
February 15, 2024
What is Land Conservation & How Do You Talk to Kids About It?

With worldwide focus on climate change and how that will effect our environments, how do we talk to kids about conservation in a way that doesn’t scare them or bore them?

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