Mill Mountain Zoo

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Meeting Facilities 

Mill Mountain Zoo is among a distinguished group of approximately 250 other zoos that are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The zoo is home to over 170 animals from almost 90 species, 21 of which are vulnerable species. As part of the Species Survival Plan for a number of vulnerable and endangered species, Mill Mountain Zoo has had 43 live animal births in the past 15 years. Mill Mountain Zoo is also available as a rental for evening events, weddings, receptions, company parties, etc! We also offer a children's birthday party package and group rate admissions for groups of 10 or more. Please call to inquire further or to schedule a group visit.

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Things to Do
  • Directions: We are located on top of Mill Mountain next to the giant STAR that overlooks the beautiful city of Roanoke. We apologize for any inconvenience, but Mill Mountain Zoo does not have a specific street address for use with Map Quest or other resources. From I-81. Take Exit 143 / I-581 South to Downtown Roanoke. Take Exit 6 / Elm Ave. off I-581 (220) Turn Right at the end of exit ramp onto Elm Ave. Past hospital - Left at second light onto Jefferson St. Turn left at fourth stop light onto Walnut Ave. Walnut Ave. goes up Mill Mountain - Becomes Parkway Spur Rd. At top of Mountain turn right at the Mill Mountain Park Sign Zoo is located to the left of parking area. We are located right next to the STAR.
  • Major Access Routes: Blue Ridge Parkway, I-81, I-581, US-220
  • Miles from I-81: 10
Things to Do
  • Monday Hours: Closed for Winter
  • Tuesday Hours: Closed for Winter
  • Wednesday Hours: Closed for Winter
  • Thursday Hours: 10am-5:00pm
  • Friday Hours: 10am-5:00pm
  • Saturday Hours: 10am-5:00pm
  • Sunday Hours: 10am-5:00pm
  • Holidays Closed: Thanksgiving & Christmas
  • Admission Rates: Adults $8; Children $6; 2 and under are free
  • Credit Card Types Accepted: Visa, MasterCard and Discover
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  • Handicap Accessible: Yes, ramps and restrooms
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  • Additional Information: During the spring, summer and fall we are open 7 days a week. During winter months, we are open Thursday-Sunday (gates closing at 4pm). Please call to ensure we are open during the winter month due to bad weather possibilities.
  • Additional Amenities for Group Tours: Ten acre AZA accredited zoo; 170 animals / 21 vulnerable and endangered species. 2 Outdoor eating areas. Education program can be scheduled for groups scheduling at least one month in advance.
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  • Driver/Escort Comp Policy Details: Drivers admitted free with bus tours.
  • Group Rates - Adults: 6.25/18 & Up
  • Group Rates - Students: 4.50/Age 3-17
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  • Largest Group Accommodated: 200
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  • Special Tour Package Details: Facility and staff can accommodate varied special groups. Groups must call ahead to schedule.
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Facility Info
  • DescriptionOutdoor Meeting Space
  • Largest Room800
  • Total Sq. Ft.800
  • Reception Capacity350
  • Type of Space Outdoor Space
  • Banquet Capacity45
  • Number of Rooms1

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Recurring monthly on the 3rd Thursday until Mill Mountain Zoo
Mill Mountain Spur
Roanoke, VA 24014
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