Programs & Events
Daily Entertainment: June 16 – August 17
|Meat & Greet
A Carnivore Enrichment Activity
|Gray Wolf: Monday & Saturday
Black Bear: Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday
Great Southwest Mammals: Wednesday
River Otter: Friday
The scales have it! Discover myths and facts about reptiles.
Watch tortoises and turtles as they graze and soak up the sun.
|Near Mountain Lion Area
|Paws, Claws, Scales & Tails
Learn about the adaptations animals use for survival.
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.
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
- Special meeting with a different animal each week
Download the registration form
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 ZooAmerica@HersheyPA.com.
ALL INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.