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Programs and Events

Programs & Events

Daily Entertainment: June 16 – August 17

11:00 AM

Meat & Greet

A Carnivore Enrichment Activity

Gray Wolf: Monday & Saturday
Black Bear: Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday
Great Southwest Mammals: Wednesday
River Otter: Friday
1:30 PM

Reptile Discovery
The scales have it! Discover myths and facts about reptiles.
Woodlands Patio

2:30 PM

Tortoise Graze
Watch tortoises and turtles as they graze and soak up the sun.
Near Mountain Lion Area

5:30 PM

Paws, Claws, Scales & Tails
Learn about the adaptations animals use for survival.
Woodlands Patio

6:30 PM

Keeper's Corner
Meet with naturalists to learn about grassland animals.
Prairie Dog Area

*All events are weather permitting.

Creatures of the Night

Check back for 2014 dates
Don't forget your flashlight for a rare glimpse into the nighttime habits of over 200 native North American animals. (Flashlights will be available for purchase at the door). Entrance to ZooAmerica is included in your one-priced admission to Hersheypark in the Dark! Separate admission is available for the Zoo's off-street entrance.

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



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