Discover Your Wild Side

Visit ZooAmerica, a year-round, 11-acre, walk-thru zoo adjacent to Hersheypark. Stroll the tree-lined pathways as you learn about more than 200 animals from five regions of North America.

ZooAmerica is included in your one-price admission when you visit from within Hersheypark, or choose to visit only the Zoo and pay separately at the off-street entrance. View the ZooAmerica map.

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Creatures of The Night

October 14-16, 21-23, 28-30

Watch the wolves howl at the moon, see the bears devour pumpkins, and hangout with the bats at their favorite hour! Bring a flashlight and explore ZooAmerica to get a rare glimpse into the nighttime habits of your favorite animals.

Plus, starting nightly at 6 PM, discover more than 10 limited time exhibits and displays great for families of all ages. Check the list below for some of the featured displays! View hours.

Play Creatures Of The Night At ZooAmerica

Halloween Treats

Everyone loves some pumpkin flavored treats, our animal friends are no different! Watch featured animals enjoy a special Halloween Treat!

  • Fridays: Black Bear
  • Saturdays: Gray Wolf
  • Sundays: Animals in the nocturnal wing of The Great Southwest Building

Truth or Tale?

Do owls have the best hearing? Are tarantulas really deadly? ZooAmerica naturalists present Truth or Tale?, an engaging show that explores the facts and myths of animal tales in an educational and entertaining way.


Ever wonder what a snake, turtle, or alligator feels like? Now is your chance to find out! Stop by and meet with some of our cold-blooded animal friends.


Decorate your own luminary and watch as the shapes come into focus and light up the night with each additional luminary!

Behind-The-Scenes Tours

Whether you are a morning bird, night owl, or shutter bug, we have the perfect behind-the-scenes tour for you!

  • Early Bird Tour

    Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays from 8 – 10 AM

    Wake up Early and watch as our animal start their day. Join a Zoo educator to get an up close look at select animal, enjoy an exclusive enrichment activity, help feed the animals, and more!

  • After-Hours Tour

    Wednesdays and Saturdays. Times vary due to Zoo closing times.

    Enjoy a flashlight tour with a Zoo educator and take a personal tour through ZooAmerica, the Animal Health Center. Plus, help feed the otters, enjoy a special animal encounter, and more!

  • Photography Tour

    Wednesday and Saturdays from 8 – 10 AM

    Participants will take a tour of non-public spaces of select exhibits for a special opportunity to take up close pictures of our animals.

Reservations required for all tours. Please allow at least 72 hours notice.

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