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Breakfast with the Animals

  • Recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday
  • Dates: May 19, 2018 to October 20, 2018
  • Times: From: 08:30 AM to 10:30 AM
  • Admission: Cost per breakfast: $15/non-member adult, $12/member adult, $12/non-member child, $9/member child, $45/non-member family of 4 and $35/member family of 4
  • Mill Mountain Zoo
    Mill Mountain Park
    Roanoke, VA 24014
  • Phone: (540) 343-3241
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PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Join us at the Mill Mountain Zoo every 3rd Saturday, May-October for a unique opportunity to have breakfast with the animals. Guests will be treated to a light breakfast buffet and the chance to meet one of the zoo’s education outreach animals. This will be immediately followed by a special chat with zookeepers as they amaze our guests with more fun and educational facts about our animal residents. This intimate experience will allow zoo visitors to learn more about various animals’ diets, behavior and personalities. Following the chat, there will be a child-focused and parent-assisted project and activity sheet that will be designed to further foster excitement and knowledge about the featured animals.Remember to make reservations--space is limited! Breakfast with the animals starts at 8:30am sharp! Please be on time! Don’t forget to bring a camera! Breakfast with the Animals Schedule: Saturday, May 19-Feast with the Feathered Mill Mountain Zoo is home to many feathered friends, both large and small. Come enjoy breakfast and then learn more about these very diverse animals! Once the keeper chat is over, children can create some pretty pompom birds of their own and then do an activity sheet themed around our feathered residents. Saturday, June 16-Pig Out with the Plant Eaters Join us for breakfast and then explore some of the dietary requirements for the zoo’s herbivores while zoo keepers feed them their breakfast. After the keeper chat, guests can craft a fun texture rubbing of their favorite plant eating animal and do an herbivore themed activity sheet. Saturday, July 21-Scarf with the Scaly Have breakfast, and then get engaged in a keeper chat about our scaly reptile residents, their diets and other remarkable information about them. Once the chat is over, children will be able to design a colorful and 3-dimensional Wax Works reptile to take home, followed by a fun reptile themed activity sheet. Saturday, August 18-Partake with the Predators Many animals get their food by hunting, catching and eating other animals. Have a nice breakfast at the zoo, and then hear about how some of the zoo’s animals are perfectly adapted to be effective predators. After the chat, children will create a Model Magic sculpture of their favorite predator and do a similarly themed activity sheet to explore even more! Saturday, September 15-Munch with the Mammals Eat breakfast and then experience a chat with zoo keepers as they share information about some of our mammals’ diets and other fascinating information. Once the chat is complete, children will get to do easy foam block print of their favorite mammal and then complete an activity sheet that will get the whole family exploring the zoo. Saturday, October 20-Ruminate with the Raptors How would you like to have the keen eyesight of a bird of prey? Learn about this and a lot of other great information about raptors. Visit for breakfast, and then hear about some of the zoo’s resident birds of prey. After the keeper chat, children will design a collage of their favorite raptor and an activity sheet inspired by the zoo’s birds of prey. Visit www.mmzoo.org or call or email Bambi Godkin with additional questions at (540) 343-3241 x23 or education@mmzoo.org.

Breakfast with the Animals
  • Mill Mountain Park
  • Roanoke, VA 24014
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  • Mill Mountain Zoo
  • Cost per breakfast: $15/non-member adult, $12/member adult, $12/non-member child, $9/member child, $45/non-member family of 4 and $35/member family of 4
  • Recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday