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Programs and Events

Programs & Events

Ed-ZOO-cation Team at the ZooAmerica stage

May 23 - August 30 | 11:45 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:15 PM, 3:30 PM & 4:45 PM
No shows on Thursdays.

Juggling stars with comedic timing and an eco-friendly message.

Meat & Greet: A Carnivore Enrichment Activity

June 15 - August 16 | 11:00 AM

Monday & Saturday: Mountain Lions
Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday: Black Bears
Wednesday: Great Southwest Mammals
Friday: River Otters

Educational Programs and Chats

June 15 - August 16
  • Reptile Discovery Program at Woodlands Patio | 1:30 PM
    The scales have it! Discover myths and facts about reptiles.
  • Tortoise Graze near Mountain Lion area| 2:30 PM
    Watch tortoises and turtles as they graze and soak up the sun.
  • Paws, Claws, Scales & Tails Program at Woodlands Patio | 5:30 PM
    Learn about the adaptations animals use for survival.
  • Keeper’s Corner at Prairie Dog Area | 6:30 PM
    Chat with a naturalist.

Animal Tales

September 8, 15, 22 & 29
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 and includes:

  • An animal-friendly story
  • Craft activity
  • Short zoo walk
  • Snack
  • Special meeting with a different animal each week

Download the registration form.

Preschool Palooza

Check back for 2016 dates

If you are a teacher or parent looking for a unique way to spend the day with your little ones, check out Preschool Palooza. Join us at ZooAmerica for a day filled with fun and learning! Your preschoolers will:

  • Visit animal family stations set up just for them
  • Learn about mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and more!
  • Make a craft
  • Receive an activity booklet
  • See animals up close and personal
  • Visit the entire zoo

Participants must pre-register and pre-pay by April 8. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Groups welcome.

Download the registration form.

Wild Winter Adventure

Check back for 2015 dates
This three hour program is perfect for children in grades K through 5 as they learn how animals handle the cold winter months. Children will also get to explore ZooAmerica and watch our animals frolic in their winter habitats, get up-close and personal with live animal encounters, make a craft, and enjoy a snack.

Space is limited and a registration fee is required. For additional information, please call 717-534-3900.


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



201 Park Avenue  -  Hershey, PA 17033  -  717-534-3900  -