Programs & Events

Black Bear

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.



Fantastic Fridays

Every Friday in February

You can experience all the Zoo has to offer every Friday at a discounted rate of $6.25*! It is simple - come out to visit us on a Friday and stroll our 11 acre walk-through Zoo as you learn about animals from five regions of North America. Offer not available online. *Excludes tax



Chocolate Animal Treats

Available every Saturday in February at 1 PM

Visit ZooAmerica every Saturday in February to watch some of our mammal residents enjoy a chocolate-themed treat! Each weekend will feature a different animal*.

  • February 2 | River Otters
  • February 9 | Bobcats
  • February 16 | Mountain Lions
  • February 23 | Black Bears

*Animals subject to change



Animal Tales

March 5, 12, 19 & 26 | 9:30 AM or 1:30 PM

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:

  • An animal-friendly story
  • Craft activity
  • Short walk around the Zoo
  • Snack
  • Special meeting with a different animal each week
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Mommy & Me Days

Every Monday in March | 10 AM - 1 PM

Enjoy quality time with your little ones at ZooAmerica complete with hands-on activities, animal encounters and more! Activities include:

  • Animal artifacts touch table: furs, bones, feathers, and more!
  • Animal encounters
  • Animal enrichment activity at 11 AM
  • Coloring table



Teddy Bear and Friends Day

March 24 | 11 AM - 3 PM

Kids 12 & under can bring their favorite stuffed animal to ZooAmerica for tons of bear related activities! This event is rain or shine and all activities are included in your regular admission - your stuffed animal friend will get in free!

  • Stop by the Teddy Bear Repair Clinic with your stuffed animal friend for a check-up by a real veterinarian or Zoo naturalist. Enjoy craft and story time
  • Enrichment Activity with our Bears at 1 PM
  • Participate in the Teddy Bear parade led by Ranger Scratch and his friends at 1:15 PM
  • Teddy Bear scavenger hunt
  • Visit with Ranger Scratch, Coco the Bear and other friends!



For questions, please call 717-534-3900 or email ZooAmerica@HersheyPA.com.


ALL INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

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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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ZooCamp

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

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