Environmental Education at the Mill Mountain Discovery Center

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Most of our Environmental Education Programs are offered at the Discovery Center up on Mill Mountain.

Join our Environmental Education staff at the Mill Mountain Discovery Center and experience the nature of Roanoke!

The Discovery Center hosts an array of outdoor and environmental education opportunities that get adults and children into the great outdoors to experience the natural habitat that resides right in our back yard. Bring your kids in to experience some hands-on educational displays and as well as burn some energy on our playground, hike our mountain trails or stroll up the Greenway to visit the Roanoke Star.



Mill Mountain Discovery Center

Exciting classes, awesome exhibits, and award-winning outreach programs are just some of the things you find at the Mill Mountain Discovery Center. This unique facility is surrounded by hundreds of acres of rugged forests all while being conveniently located within the City of Roanoke on the summit of Mill Mountain.

The primary mission of the Mill Mountain Discovery Center is to create awareness and appreciation of this distinctive natural resource we call Mill Mountain. Discovery Center offers opportunities for all ages and abilities to explore our natural world through classes, workshops, special events, and summer camps. You can tap a maple tree, race challenging trails, watch your child connect with nature, track wildlife, and much more in one of Discovery Center’s programs.

“My son got to participate in the Maple Tapping program this weekend at Mill Mountain and I wanted to share with you how great of an experience it was.  Grace was wonderful both on the phone and in person and Christine did an excellent job with the presentation and leading the group.  It was an honor to participate in the program and reminded me again of how great the city of Roanoke has become.  Please, please, please….recognize these two ladies appropriately for the work they have done and are doing.  They make this a better place to live.”
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