Family Fun Events at ZooAmerica

Hersheypark Sweetest Moms

I am so unbelievably excited to be chosen as one of Hershey, PA’s Sweetest Moms. Through this program I am able to bring you all the sweet adventures Hershey has to offer this year. I have been provided passes, tickets and/or compensation for my reviews but all opinions are my own as I have always been a big fan of Hershey!


Every time we visit Hersheypark, a MUST DO experience is exploring ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park. It is FREE with park admission and easy to access from right inside the park. ZooAmerica has been educating and entertaining guests for over 100 years. With over 200 animals spread across over 11 acres of land, it is the perfect family adventure for all ages!

ZooAmerica is one of the greatest educational experiences available in Hershey, PA. While exploring, guests will learn about the 5 regions of North America and the animals that live there. There are also opportunities to meet and greet animals throughout the week. While exploring, kids are boosting their vocabulary, becoming more aware of their environment and being exposed to animal science.

Zoo America is a fun and interactive zoo!

Zoo America is a fun and interactive zoo!

In addition to exploring the zoo, there are also special programs and events that families can enjoy throughout the year. Since ZooAmerica is a year-round zoo, guests can learn about animals all year long which allows for varied experiences and chances to enhance knowledge about animals. From Behind-the-Scences tours to camps to Mommy & Me programs, there are events all year long to entertain all ages!

Family Fun Events at Zoo America in 2019

Discovery Weekends

Every weekend in January, children ages 8 and under can explore ZooAmerica for FREE! Guests will enjoy live animal encounters and themed activities, and each weekend will focus on a different animal. It will be fun for the entire family.

  • January 5-6: Wolves
  • January 12-13: Owls
  • January 19-20: Otters
  • January 25-26: Snakes
Snake at ZooAmerica
Sensory Friendly Morning

On January 26 9am-11am, ZooAmerica will offer its first Sensory Friendly Morning! Guests with autism and other sensory needs will be able to explore the zoo with lower lights and sounds in select exhibits and experience special animal encounters. Calming rooms will also be available for sensory breaks.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour

For an additional fee of $51/person, guests can explore ZooAmerica with one of their 3 unique tours. The After Hours and Early Bird Tours takes guests around the zoo for a insider’s look at life at the zoo. You will even get to feed some animals! The Photography Tour which takes place Wednesdays and Saturdays 8am-10am, allows photographers of all levels to get close-up photos of their favorite animals. All tours require pre-registration.

Mommy and Me at ZooAmerica

As more events and programs are announced, we will add them to this list. Have a sweet time at ZooAmerica!

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