Programs & Events

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Special programs and events with our North American animals are happening all throughout the year. View our current experiences below and complete your visit to the Zoo by joining us during our next event.

Sea lion and ball

Water Friends & Family

Available Select Dates Through January 1, 2024

During our Water Friends & Family experience, you will meet our otters, seals, and sea lions. Feed the otters and learn about their enrichment training, then enjoy a behind the scenes tour of our seal and sea lion habitat and observe and assist in a training session. Plus, you'll get to take a picture with our flippered friends! All participants must purchase a ticket.

$150 per person. Children 17 and younger must be accompanied by a participating adult over the age of 18. All guests in the party must purchase an event admission ticket (excluding children ages 2 and younger.) Must book at least 72 hours in advance. Space is limited.
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Doe and turkey in snow

Wild Winter Adventure

December 16, 17, 26, 27, 28, 29 or 30 | 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM or 1 PM - 4 PM

During the program, children in grades K through 5 will learn about the amazing survival skills that animals use in the cold winter months. Children will explore ZooAmerica® and watch our North American animals explore their winter habitats, get up-close and personal with live animal encounters, participate in an enrichment activity, make a craft, and enjoy a snack. Plus, we’ll also take a walk into Hersheypark® and visit the reindeer.

All children must be pre-registered and prepaid to participate. To qualify for the pass rate the child must be a current ZooAmerica Pass Holder or a Hersheypark Season Pass Holder at the time of registration. Space is limited. Children must be dropped off at a designated area in the admissions building.
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Animal Of The Month

Visit us each month to participate in an interactive activity and be entered to win a stuffed plushie of our Animal Of The Month! Animal Of The Month activities are included with the price of your admission.