Programs & Events

Black Bear

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.

Creatures Of The Night

Weekends Oct 18 - Nov 3

Explore ZooAmerica under the cover of the night during Creatures Of The Night! Bring your flashlight and curiosity for an exploration into the nighttime habits of our nocturnal animals that’s educational, fun, and in the Halloween spirit! Activities include:

  • Halloween Treats
  • Truth or Tale?
  • Touch-A-Reptile
  • Stop along the Trick Or Treat Trail
  • Luminary decoration
Included in admission to Hersheypark In The Dark℠ when entered from within Hersheypark.
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Wild Winter Adventure

December 14, 15, 27, 28, 29 and 30, 2019 | 8:30 - 11:30 AM or 1 - 4 PM

Wild Winter Adventure is coming back to ZooAmerica! Learn how animals survive the cold winter months during this fun and educational program! Encounter live animals including reindeer at Hersheypark, enjoy a snack, explore ZooAmerica and more!

This program is 3 hours long and designed for children K - 5. All children must be pre-registered and prepaid to participate. Space is limited.
*Check back for registration details on November 4!

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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