PLAY Roanoke offers a variety of environmental education programs at our Discovery Center on Mill Mountain.  Visit the interactive exhibits, stroll along the wildflower garden trail, or observe the snake and turtle habitats!
Learn more about the Discovery Center here.
Discovery Center hours:

April – Thanksgiving
Thursday – Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday
12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Thanksgiving – March
Thursday – Sunday
12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Nature Lab SeriesNature Lab Series at Mill Mountain Park

Are you looking for a way to add meaningful laboratory instruction and experiential education activities to your science curriculum?

Nature Lab is a six-week SOL-based science program for homeschool and virtual students taught by a fully licensed teacher in Mill Mountain Park.  This series allows for hands-on/minds-on weekly science exploration.  

2022/2023 Nature Lab Sessions

Winter Nature Lab: Tuesdays
  • Grades: 3rd-5th grade
  • Days: Tuesdays, January 10 – February 14
  • Times: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Lab Materials are included in the course fee.

REGISTER HERE

Winter Nature Lab: Wednesdays
  • Grades: 3rd-5th grade
  • Days: Wednesdays, January 11 – February 15
  • Times: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Lab Materials are included in the course fee.

REGISTER HERE

Spring Nature Lab: Tuesdays
  • Grades: 3rd-5th grade
  • Days: Tuesdays, February 21 – March 28
  • Times: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Lab Materials are included in the course fee.

REGISTER HERE

Spring Nature Lab: Wednesdays
  • Grades: 3rd-5th grade
  • Days: Wednesdays, February 22 – March 29
  • Times: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Lab Materials are included in the course fee.

REGISTER HERE