Mill Mountain Zoo Roanake, Virginia
On top of Roanoke’s Mill Mountain, off the Blue Ridge Parkway and alongside the famous Roanoke Star, is an AZA accredited five acre zoo that exhibits 50 plus species of mammals, birds and reptiles. Animals include a Siberian Tiger, Snow Leopards, Red Pandas, Japanese Macaques, Bald Eagle and much more. Special events and educational programs throughout the year, picnic facilities, wildflower garden and a breathtaking overlook view of the Roanoke Valley. Birthday parties and after-hour rentals available. ZooChoo train rides additional cost.
Mill Mountain Zoo is open daily, year round, seven days a week. (Closed Dec. 25th)
Open Daily 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Grounds close at 5:00 p.m
$7.50 for adults
$5.00 for children ages 3 to 11 years old
Children age two and under are free
Visit there website for full details mmzoo.org
Virginia Zoological Park Norfolk, Virginia
From the popular African elephant to the small poison dart frog, Virginia Zoological Park is the home to more than five hundred furry, scaly, and feathered animal friends. Aside from that, the zoo also boasts from having countless plants. The animals and plants in the zoo include exotic representatives from Asia, Africa, North America, Australia, and so on.
The mission of Virginia Zoological Park is to enhance understanding of the flora and fauna in the world and to add more knowledge about them, while displaying animals respectfully in a way that will encourage natural behavior. It also aims to conserve animals and their habitats as well as to provide opportunities for enjoyment and learning to the public.
10am until 5pm. 7 days a week.
The Virginia Zoo is closed New Year’s Day,
Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.
Seasonal hours may apply.
Children: $12.95 (ages 2-11)
Senior Citizens: $11.95 (ages 62 and older)
Children under 2: Free
Visit there website here for full details www.virginiazoo.org
Natural Bridge Zoo, Natural Bridge Virginia
The Natural Bridge Zoo Park is and always has been privately owned and has never accepted any sort of federal, state, or local funding. The Natural Bridge Zoo opened its doors to the general public in 1972 and has been growing ever since. The main purpose for Natural Bridge Zoo has always been the propagation and rearing of threatened or endangered species. We try to offer students and the general public the opportunity to learn about the living animals, birds, and reptiles that share the earth with us. Many children have little or no contact with natural living things in their daily lives. While television programs are educational, there is nothing like standing next to a giraffe, getting nuzzled by a llama, hugging a baby dromedary camel, or gazing into the eyes of a huge white tiger to make you feel and appreciate our wonderful world of animals.
Hours of Operation:
Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm (except on major winter holidays)
Seniors: (62+) $12.95
Children: (2-11) $11.95
Visit there website here for full details www.naturalbridgezoo.com