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Programs and Events

Programs & Events

Photography Day

October 4, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
$30 per person, pre-registration is required (space limited)
Photographers of all skill levels are invited to Photography Day at ZooAmerica on Saturday, October 4 (2 hours before the Zoo opens). Small groups will take a tour of some non-public spaces in select exhibits at the Zoo for a special opportunity to take pictures of our magnificent animals. Participants will also have the chance to have a "barrier-less" photo opportunity with a bird of prey from our education department. Event cost includes admission to ZooAmerica for the remainder of the day.

Exhibits include:

  • Grey Wolf
  • Pronghorn
  • Nocturnal Building of Great Southwest Building (home to more than 10 species, including the Ocelot, Coati, and Swift Fox)
Space is limited. For questions or to register for this program, please call 717-534-3123. This program is rain or shine.

Note: Exhibit selection is subject to change based on availability.

Animal Tales

September 9, 16, 23, & 30
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 2015 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

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Groups welcome.


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



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