Nature Programs at the Mill Mountain Discovery Center




Nature Tots:  Birds
Nature Tots classes are designed to be a parent-child interactive experience.  Parents will gain new ideas for ways to engage their young children with nature through outdoor exploration and age-appropriate activities and crafts.  In this class, we will focus on the topic of birds.

Date: May 20, 10-11 a.m.
Price: $4
Ages: 20-36 Months
Last Day to Register: May 17
Register: Here


Beautiful Butterflies
What is the difference between a butterfly and a moth?  You’ll learn how to tell them apart and also how to identify different species of butterflies in our area.  Find out more about the butterfly’s life cycle.  Create a IMG_0087beautiful butterfly craft to take home.

Date: May 21, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Price: $6
Ages: 5-12
Last Day to Register: May 18
Register: Here


The Roanoke “Big Trees” Tour
Did you know that Roanoke has several state and national champion trees?  Join us for this comfortable van trip as we visit various locations around the city to see trees that have been selected for special recognition.  Learn about the diversity of tree species in our area from your naturalist guide and a guest from the Roanoke Tree Stewards.  Our tree-viewing trip will include a rest stop with complimentary cookies.

Date: May 21, 2-4 p.m.
Price: $6
Ages: 20+
Last Day to Register: May 18
Register: Here


Keep a look out for Summer programs coming soon!