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 15

June 19

July 17

August 21

September 18

October 16   

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 15-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 19-Breakfast with the Birds
Join us for breakfast and stay for some great conversation about the many birds that call Mill Mountain Zoo home. There is more to our feathered friends than meets the eye! When the keeper chats are over guests will have the opportunity to make a cute bird companion to take home.

Saturday, July 17-Treats with Turtles and Tortoises
A variety of turtles and tortoises call Mill Mountain Zoo home. Join us for breakfast and learn some fascinating information about these amazing reptiles. Following the keeper chats, guests will be able to design a “stained glass” turtle or tortoise to take home with them.

Saturday, August 21-Nibble with Native Species
Mill Mountain Zoo is home to many animals that are or were once found right here in Virginia. Register for this month’s program and enjoy a yummy breakfast while learning about some of the captivating native species that live at the Mill Mountain Zoo. After the keeper chats, children can craft a felt finger puppet of their favorite native species.

Saturday, September 18-Pig Out with the Plant Eaters
Join us for breakfast and then explore some of the dietary requirements for the zoo’s herbivores while zookeepers feed them their breakfast. After the keeper chat, guests can craft a fun texture rubbing of their favorite plant eating animal.

Saturday, October 16-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 3-dimensional Model Magic sculpture of their favorite endangered species.

Cost per breakfast:
$20/non-member adult                                 $16/member adult
$16/non-member child                                  $12/member child
$65/non-member family of 4                      $45/member family of 4

Visit to register.

Street Address

Mill Mountain Zoo at Mill Mountain Park
Roanoke, VA 24014


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