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Celebrate Earth Day 2023 at ZooAmerica on April 22

Join the ZooAmerica Party For The Planet Celebration

ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park is gearing up for one of the biggest Earth Day celebrations EVER on April 22! The Zoo is committed to educating and entertaining guests and is excited to once again join the annual “Party for the Planet” Earth Day Celebration. Join us and many other organizations at the Zoo for a day of learning, fun activities, animals and celebrating our beautiful planet. 

Check out more details on the event below and how you can help celebrate with us.  


Over a dozen booths and activities set up throughout the Zoo. Animal Encounters will be held at various locations throughout the day.


  • West Shore Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
  • PA Game Commission
  • Milton Hershey School
  • Manada Conservancy
  • WIN: Wildlife in Need PA
  • Honey Bees & Pollinators 


  • ZooAmerica Conservation
  • DIY Tips
  • ZooAmerica Horticulture
  • Saving Animals From Extinction (SAFE)
  • Recycling & Composting


  • Rock Painting to create a snake
  • Plinko
  • Nature Play areas
  • Sustainability Scavenger Hunt


Presentation by Thomas Keller, Furbearer Biologist from the PA Game Commission: Returning the Wild to the Wilderness: Loss, Legacy, and New Opportunity 

Learn how PA has lost many wild places in the early 20th century and how the state has brought back wilderness and many species over the last 100 years. There will also be information on the new opportunity for the American Marten to return to Pennsylvania! This presentation will be about 45 minutes long, along with time for questions. If you can’t make the presentation, stop by the PA Game Commission booth between 11am and 3pm.


Earth Day-themed enrichment activity for gray wolves


All guests and employees are encouraged to bring along TerraCycle donations including:

  • All brands of used or empty toothpaste tubes & caps
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste cartons & outer packaging
  • Floss containers
  • All brands of blades, razors & plastic packaging

*NO battery operated toothbrushes or razors

We hope that your visit to ZooAmerica during Party for the Planet will help you find ways to “Spring into Action” for the Earth! This celebration is included in your ZooAmerica admission ticket. Guests enjoying Hersheypark can visit the Zoo with their Hersheypark ticket by entering through the bridge inside the Park during posted Park hours.