PLAY Roanoke offers a variety of environmental education programs at the Discovery Center on Mill Mountain and throughout the city. 

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Upcoming Environmental Education Programs

Discovery Center Public Hours:

Regular, seasonal hours are listed below. Occasional changes to hours occur due to event rental, maintenance, and other circumstances. View any scheduling updates via the Statusfy alert below.


April – Thanksgiving
Thursday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
CLOSED Monday – Wednesday

Thanksgiving – March
Thursday: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
CLOSED Monday – Wednesday

Nature Lab Series at Mill Mountain Park

Our 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.