Mill Mountain Zoo

THIS AZA accredited, pocket zoo is nestled atop Mill Mountain next to Roanoke’s famous Star landmark, as well as Mill Mountain Garden Club's Wildflower Garden and offers breathtaking views of the Roanoke Valley.  Mill Mountain Zoo is easily accessible from I-81/581, downtown Roanoke, and the Blue Ridge Parkway.  The Zoo is home to vulnerable and endangered species like red pandas, snow leopards and red wolves and offers year-round opportunities to see the animals and the spectacular views of the Roanoke Valley. KIDS OF ALL AGES LOVE TO RIDE OUR NARROW GAUGE TRAIN AS WELL.


Special events and educational programs occur throughout the year, both after-hours and during the zoo day. Group tours, birthday parties and after-hours rentals of the zoo's grounds are available. Please see the zoo's website,, for complete details. Rides on the ZooChoo train are $2 per person. Open year-round.  During summer, the zoo is open seven days a week from 10-4:30pm (grounds close at 5pm).  After October 1st, the zoo is open Thursdays-Sundays.  Check the website,, for weather related closings and updates. Admission: Children ages 2 and under are Free; Ages 3-11 are $6 and Adults are $8. 


 $8 for adults and $6 for children