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.
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.
Everyone loves some pumpkin flavored treats, our animal friends are no different! Watch featured animals enjoy a special Halloween Treat, including our 3 wolf pups, Husker, Twister & Maizey!
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!
Whether you are a morning bird, night owl, or shutter bug, we have the perfect behind-the-scenes tour for you!
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!
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!
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.