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.
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
Mommy and Me Days
Every Monday in March (10am-1pm), families can spend quality time together as they explore the zoo! Guests will enjoy live animal encounters, fun activities and more! These events are free with zoo admission.
Every Tuesday in March (9:30am and 1:30pm), children ages 3-5 years old can enjoy an animal friendly story, craft, snack, walk around the zoo and animal meeting. There is an additional fee for this event and registration is recommended.
Teddy Bear and Friends Day
On March 24, children ages 12 and under are invited to bring their teddy bear to the zoo! There will be a Teddy Bear Repair Clinic where kids will meet a real veterinarian or zoo naturalist. There will also be a parade and scavenger hunt. All activities are included with regular zoo admission.
On April 17 (10am-2pm), spend a day full of fun and learning at the zoo with your little one! Guests will enjoy animal and nature themed stations such as making animal tracks, digging up bones, painting stones and more.
Earth Day Celebration – Party for the Planet
On April 21, celebrate the planet at ZooAmerica with animal encounters, activities, animal feedings and more!
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.
Sensory Friendly Morning
ZooAmerica will offer Sensory Friendly Mornings! 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.
As more events and programs are announced, we will add them to this list. Have a sweet time at ZooAmerica!