Programs & Events

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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.



Discovery Weekends

Kids, ages 8 and under, explore for FREE Saturdays and Sundays* in January 2020 during ZooAmerica's Discovery Weekends! Visit each weekend to experience "animal encounters" and discover more about your favorite animals with special activities from 11 AM - 3 PM. Featured animals include:

  • January 4 & 5 | Weasels
  • January 11 & 12 | Cats
  • January 18 & 19 | Birds
  • January 25 & 26 | Wolves
*Valid during normal hours of operation. View hours

Sensory Friendly Morning

Saturday, January 25 | 9 - 11 AM

Visit ZooAmerica for our Sensory Friendly Morning! Experience the wild of North America with modified exhibits for sensory-friendly fun!

  • Subdued lights and sounds in selected exhibits
  • Calming rooms available
  • Special animal encounters and displays
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Sensory Friendly Worksheet

Fantastic Fridays

Every Friday in February

You can experience all the Zoo has to offer every Friday for 50% OFF* Regular and Junior/Senior tickets! It is simple - come out to visit us on a Friday and stroll our 11 acre walk-through Zoo as you learn about animals from five regions of North America. Offer not available online. *Excludes tax


Chocolate Themed Treats

Available every Saturday in February at 1 PM

Visit ZooAmerica every Saturday in February to watch some of our mammal residents enjoy a chocolate-themed treat! Each weekend will feature a different animal*.

  • February 1 | Grey Wolf
  • February 8 | Bobcat
  • February 15 | Mountain Lion
  • February 22 | Black Bears
  • February 29 | Canada Lynx
*Animals subject to change





For questions, please call 717-534-3900 or email ZooAmerica@HersheyPA.com.

ALL INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

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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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ZooCamp

Learn about nature and enjoy crafts, activities, animal encounters, and more!

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