Breakfast with the Animals

Contact Name:
Bambi Godkin
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Dates: 3rd Saturday of the month May-October 8:30-10:30am

May 16
June 20
July 18
August 15
September 19
October 17

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.

Saturday, May 16-Munch with the Mammals

Mill Mountain Zoo is home to numerous furry critters, and this program will delve into fun and fascinating information about some of these resident mammals.  Once the keeper chats are complete, children will get to do an easy foam block print of their favorite mammal.

Saturday, June 20-Feed with Forest Dwellers

There are many types of habitats, from aquatic to desert, and animals are typically adapted to thrive in a particular type of environment.  Sign up for this program and learn about some of the animals at Mill Mountain Zoo that prefer to live in forest habitats.  After the keeper chats, guests will create a pastel drawing of their favorite forest dwelling animal to take home.

Saturday, July 18-Feast with the Feathered

Many feathered friends, both large and small, call Mill Mountain Zoo home.  Come enjoy breakfast and then learn more about these very diverse animals!  Following the keeper chats, children can create some pretty tissue paper birds of their own.

Saturday, August 15-Scarf with the Scaly

Have breakfast, and then get engaged in some keeper chats about our reptile residents, their diets and other remarkable information about them.  Afterwards, children will be able to design a colorful and 3-dimensional Wax Works reptile to take home.

Saturday, September 19-Chow Down with the Carnivores

Herbivores, omnivores and carnivores—OH MY!  Many animals get their food by hunting, catching and eating other animals.  Have a nice breakfast at the zoo, and then learn about some of the zoo’s meat eaters.  After the chat, children will create a Model Magic sculpture of their favorite carnivore.

Saturday, October 17-Eat with the Endangered

Mill Mountain Zoo is home to many vulnerable and endangered species.  Attend this program to learn about the different threats these animals are facing in the wild and other interesting information as well.  After the keeper chats, attendees can do a recycled CD “stained glass” creation of their favorite endangered species.

Cost per breakfast:
$18/non-member adult                                 $14/member adult
$15/non-member child                                  $11/member child
$55/non-member family of 4                      $40/member family of 4

Visit to register.

Street Address

Mill Mountain Zoo at Mill Mountain Park
Roanoke, VA 24014


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