Programs & Events


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 Winter Adventure

December 8 - 9, 15 - 16, 27 – 30, 8:30 – 11:30 AM or 1 – 4 PM

Learn how animals survive the cold winter months during Wild Winter Adventure! Encounter live animals including reindeer at Hersheypark®, enjoy a snack, explore ZooAmerica, and more!

This program is 3 hours long and is designed for children K – 5. All children must be preregistered and prepaid to participate. Space is limited.

Pass Rate* Regular Rate
*Online registration for Annual Pass Members is currently down. To register at the Pass Rate, please call 717-534-3123.

Discovery Weekends

Kids, ages 8 and under, explore FREE Saturdays and Sundays in January during ZooAmerica’s Discovery Weekends! Visit each weekend to experience up-close “animal encounters” and discover more about your favorite animals from 11 AM - 3 PM. Featured animals include:

  • January 5 & 6 | Wolves
  • January 12 & 13 | Owls
  • January 19 & 20 | Otters
  • January 26 & 27 | Snakes

Sensory Friendly Morning

Saturday, January 26 | 9 - 11 AM

Visit ZooAmerica for our first-ever Sensory Friendly Morning! Experience the wild of North America with modified exhibits for sensory friendly fun!

  • Subdued lights and sounds in selected exhibits
  • Calming Rooms available
  • Special animal encounters and displays
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40th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt

Find the species that were part of our opening 40 years ago! Print out the scavenger hunt and bring it to the Zoo for educational and interactive fun!

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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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