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Mill Mountain Discovery Center

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2000 J P Fishburn Pkwy,
Roanoke, VA 24013 United States
540.853.1236 www.playroanoke.com

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December 2017

Mill Mountain Campfire Chat Series: Winter Sky

December 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Mill Mountain Discovery Center, 2000 J P Fishburn Pkwy,
Roanoke, VA 24013 United States
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$8
astronomy

Join our Naturalist as we chat about the winter sky, identify some iconic winter constellations, share myths, and discover why stars were so important to people prior to the Industrial Revolution. After the chat we’ll enjoy some gourmet s’mOREOS over the fire. Ages: All Ages Register Here

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January 2018

The Winter Wonder World

January 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mill Mountain Discovery Center, 2000 J P Fishburn Pkwy,
Roanoke, VA 24013 United States
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$8
Roanoke Christmas Tree

What do animals and plants do in the winter? Join our Naturalist as we discuss plant and animal adaptations that allow them to survive and thrive in the heart of winter. This program will be both inside and outside on the trails of Mill Mountain. Register before January 11. Ages: 6+ Register Here  

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Mill Mountain Campfire Chat Series: Tales of a Tree

January 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Mill Mountain Discovery Center, 2000 J P Fishburn Pkwy,
Roanoke, VA 24013 United States
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$8
Goodnight, Campsite

Did you know that each tree tells a story? Join our Naturalist by the campfire and learn about trees. We will examine a tree cookie, learn about tree growth, why leaves change color, tree communication and find out what a tree can tell us about its life. After the chat we’ll enjoy some gourmet chocolate peanut s’mores over the fire. Ages: All Ages Register Here

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Great Migrations: Winter Birds

January 27, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mill Mountain Discovery Center, 2000 J P Fishburn Pkwy,
Roanoke, VA 24013 United States
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$8

Join one of our Naturalists as we learn about the birds in our area, which ones stay for the snowflakes and which ones migrate south for the winter.  We’ll take a short bird identification hike and make a pinecone birdfeeder to take home. Ages: 5 - 9 Register Here

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February 2018

Nature Lab: Animals of Appalachia

February 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until February 22, 2018

Mill Mountain Discovery Center, 2000 J P Fishburn Pkwy,
Roanoke, VA 24013 United States
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$22
Black bear

Nature Lab is a 4-week series of environmental science lessons that supplement the home-schooled student’s curriculum through hands-on activities, outdoor exploration and crafts. In this series we will learn about some of the adaptations that animals of our region have for communication, movement, protection, and doing the work of finding food, building homes and raising their young. Ages: 6 - 10 Dates: February 1,8,15 and 22 Register Here

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Groundhogs Whistle – Pigs of Weather

February 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mill Mountain Discovery Center, 2000 J P Fishburn Pkwy,
Roanoke, VA 24013 United States
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$8
Roanoke Winter Photo

Will we have an early spring or 6 more weeks of winter? Only Punxsutawny Phil can tell! Learn about the furry prognosticators of the weather and how to do some forecasting of your own. Ages: All Ages Register Here

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Nature Lab: Animals of Appalachia

February 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until February 22, 2018

Mill Mountain Discovery Center, 2000 J P Fishburn Pkwy,
Roanoke, VA 24013 United States
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$22
Black bear

Nature Lab is a 4-week series of environmental science lessons that supplement the home-schooled student’s curriculum through hands-on activities, outdoor exploration and crafts. In this series we will learn about some of the adaptations that animals of our region have for communication, movement, protection, and doing the work of finding food, building homes and raising their young. Ages: 6 - 10 Dates: February 1,8,15 and 22 Register Here

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Mill Mountain Campfire Chat Series: Storytime on Mill Mountain

February 10, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Mill Mountain Discovery Center, 2000 J P Fishburn Pkwy,
Roanoke, VA 24013 United States
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$8
Nature Scavenger Hunt

Join our Naturalist as they read some of the best environmental and nature stories by the campfire. A can’t miss for the whole family!  After the chat we’ll play a game and enjoy some gourmet mint chocolate s’mores over the fire. Ages: All Ages Register Here

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Nature Lab: Animals of Appalachia

February 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until February 22, 2018

Mill Mountain Discovery Center, 2000 J P Fishburn Pkwy,
Roanoke, VA 24013 United States
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$22
Black bear

Nature Lab is a 4-week series of environmental science lessons that supplement the home-schooled student’s curriculum through hands-on activities, outdoor exploration and crafts. In this series we will learn about some of the adaptations that animals of our region have for communication, movement, protection, and doing the work of finding food, building homes and raising their young. Ages: 6 - 10 Dates: February 1,8,15 and 22 Register Here

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Nature Lab: Animals of Appalachia

February 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Activity (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until February 22, 2018

Mill Mountain Discovery Center, 2000 J P Fishburn Pkwy,
Roanoke, VA 24013 United States
+ Google Map
$22
Black bear

Nature Lab is a 4-week series of environmental science lessons that supplement the home-schooled student’s curriculum through hands-on activities, outdoor exploration and crafts. In this series we will learn about some of the adaptations that animals of our region have for communication, movement, protection, and doing the work of finding food, building homes and raising their young. Ages: 6 - 10 Dates: February 1,8,15 and 22 Register Here

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