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ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park offers something for everyone this Halloween season with Creatures of the Night. The “creatures” we refer to are the more than 200 North American animals that make their home at ZooAmerica.

The Halloween season is the only time of year that you can experience the Zoo after dark and illuminated. Guests are encouraged to bring a flashlight which does add to the charm of the evening. If you forget, flashlights are available for purchase.. In addition to watching the animals’ nighttime activities, you can meet lots of the Zoo’s residents up close and personal as Naturalists host animal encounters and answer questions for guests. This portion of the event provides education and excitement. “Truth or Tale” is one of several activities that guests can enjoy as the Zoo Staff dispels many common myths in the animal kingdom. We all look forward to Halloween candy and animals enjoy their seasonal fare, too. You can see some of the animals receive these special treats:

  • Black Bears on Fridays
  • Gray Wolves on Saturdays
  • Sundays feature select animals in the nocturnal wing of The Great Southwest Building.

Do cold-blooded animals make you quake in fear? If they do, face your fears and “Touch a Reptile” and learn more about our friends in the reptile world.

ZooAmerica is located on 11 beautifully landscaped acres with regional plants, trees, flowers and shrubs. Spring Creek slowly winds through ZooAmerica attracting many water fowl and fish.

One of the evening’s most popular activities for families is making luminaries to float along the creek, which creates a magical and enchanting Halloween glow. Creatures of the Night is included in the one price admission to Hersheypark in the Dark or enter the Zoo separately to experience Creatures of the Night. Parking is free in the Zoo lot. Dates are: October 24-26 and Oct. 31- Nov. 2. Admission is $11.00 - Ages 9-54 and $9.00 - Ages 3-8 & 55 and older. Friday and Saturday hours are 6 to 10 p.m. and Sunday hours are 6 to 9 p.m.