Breakfast with the Animals
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Join us at the Mill Mountain Zoo every 3rd Saturday at 8:30am, 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 art project. This program is designed to further foster excitement and knowledge about the featured animals.
Saturday, May 18-Munch with Mountain Dwellers
Did you know that many of Mill Mountain Zoo’s animals come from mountainous habitats? That certainly seems fitting since Mill Mountain Zoo is up on a mountain too! Sign up for this program and enjoy a delicious breakfast and learn about some of the animals that live in the mountains and how they are well-adapted to that type of environment. After breakfast and the keeper chats, guests will create a crumpled tissue paper animal to take home.
Saturday, June 15-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, July 20-Treats with Turtles and Tortoises
A variety of turtles and tortoises call Mill Mountain Zoo home. Join us for breakfast and learn about 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 17-Whet Your Appetite with Aquatic Critters
Water is an important habitat or hunting ground for a number of the animals found here at Mill Mountain Zoo. From wetlands to lakes to rivers, many species live in or spend a lot of their time in the water. Have a nice breakfast, and then hear about some of these water loving animals. After the keeper chats, children can make a crayon watercolor resist painting of their favorite aquatic critter.
Saturday, September 21-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, October 19-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:
$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