Programs & Events

Mountain Lion

Adventure awaits at ZooAmerica®! Go on a behind-the-scenes animal tour, learn about your favorite animals, do your part to help out, take part in fun zoo crafts, and more. It's all yours to enjoy, experience, and discover at ZooAmerica.

Wild Treats At The Zoo!

Visit ZooAmerica every Saturday at 1 PM in February to watch some of our mammal residents enjoy a sweet treat. Each weekend will feature a different animal - Please see below for the schedule.

Animal Tales

March 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2018

Join us for this fascinating program at ZooAmerica, just for preschool children ages 3 and 4 and kindergarten children age 5. Animal Tales takes place Tuesdays for 4 consecutive weeks in March and includes:

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Mommy & Me Days

Every Monday In March | 10 AM - 2 PM

Enjoy quality time with your little ones at ZooAmerica complete with hands-on activities, animal encounters, and more! Standard admission rates apply. Free for Hersheypark® Season Pass Holders and ZooAmerica Pass Holders.

$6 Fridays at ZooAmerica

Every Friday until March 23, 2018 you can experience all the Zoo has to offer for just $6! It is simple, come out to the Zoo on a Friday and stroll our 11 acre walk-through Zoo as you learn about our more than 200 animals from five regions of North America. Offer not available online.

Party for the Planet

Earth Day Celebration!
April 22, 2018

Join ZooAmerica for its annual "Party for the Planet" Earth Day Celebration. Enjoy animal encounters and animal enrichment feedings at the otter exhibit at 1 PM and the mountain lion exhibit at 3 PM.

Creatures Of The Night

Explore ZooAmerica under the cover of night during Creature Of The Night! Watch our featured animals enjoy halloween treats, explore the facts and myths of our animals with Truth Or Tale, and so much more!

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For questions, please call 717-534-3900 or email


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Behind The Scenes Tours

Get an insider's look at the zoo, tour non-public spaces or observe our animals as they start their day!

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Group Programs

Schedule one of our group programs at ZooAmerica and dive into the wild of North America – from the forests of the Northeast to the deserts of the Southwest.

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Learn about nature and enjoy crafts, activities, animal encounters, and more!

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