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Family-Friendly Fun at ZooAmerica in Hershey This Fall

Mark Your Calendars For These Upcoming Events at the Zoo

Summer may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the bears have to go into hibernation quite yet. There is a ton of fall fun to be had at ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park for both the animals and guests - and you’re invited to join in on it all. Mark your calendars for the following family-friendly events happening at the zoo this fall.

Animal Tales

Sept. 17 and 24 at 9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.

Calling all young animal lovers! Animal Tales is back at ZooAmerica on Tuesdays in September. Preschoolers and kindergarteners are invited to participate in the program, which includes an animal-friendly story, craft activity, short walk around the zoo, snack and special meeting with different animals each week. There are still two dates left to sign up your youngster for a session. Each session is $30 and current ZooAmerica annual pass holders and Hersheypark Season Pass holders will receive a special pass rate per session of $25. The fee includes one child and one adult. An additional $10 fee is charged for siblings.

Creatures Of The Night

Oct. 18-20, Oct. 25-27 and Nov. 1-3 from 6 p.m. until close; Please note that the Zoo is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays

Anyone who has ever wondered what the animals do once the sun goes down is in luck because they can see it first-hand during the Creatures Of The Night attraction. This is the only time of year that ZooAmerica is open after dark. There is minimal lighting throughout the zoo, so guests are encouraged to bring their flashlights to get a better view of the animals’ nocturnal habits. Visitors can touch a reptile, learn about creepy crawlers, hang with the owls, listen to the wolves howl at the moon, and more. 

Admission is free with a Hersheypark ticket when guests enter via a walkway bridge in the Kissing Tower Hill area of the Park. Separate paid admission is also available at the zoo’s off-street entrance.