Discover your wild side at ZooAmerica in Hershey! This 11 acre zoo is open year round, and the great news is if you have tickets to Hershey Park, that admission includes ZooAmerica too! (Of course, you can purchase tickets just for ZooAmerica if you like too)
ZooAmerica is home to over 200 animals, all native to the five regions of North America. Most zoos are filled with animals from all across the globe, from Africa, to Asia and even Antarctia. However, ZooAmerica shows you that the most wonderful of animals can befound right on your doorstep.
Kids, what kind of creatures do you think live in the dry deserts of the southwestern USA? Find out at ZooAmerica! What kindo of wildlife do you think can be found in the rural regions of Mexico? Find out at ZooAmerica! What beautiful mammals might be found in the forests of Alaska, or the Canadian tundra? You guessed it - find out at ZooAmerica!
Marvel at the colorful Arizona Mountain Kingsnake, or the beauty of the Ocelot. Come face to face with an impressive Black Bear, or see what a Snapping Turtle looks like up close.
If you want to learn more about the beautiful creatures at ZooAmerica, take advantage of the behind the scenes tours and book this as an additional for the family. You can get an insiders look at the zoo, sneak peak in non-public spaces, or see how animals start their day!
So whether you explore ZooAmerica as it's own family day out, or make it part of your Hersey Park ticket, it will be a WILD day out for all! ROAR!
$11 (Ages 3 to 8)
Free with Hershey Park entry
They have some great events, like Wild Winter Adventure, that happen across the year so check the website to make sure you can plan around any you want to visit!
The Watering Hole and Timber Treats are great spots to grab a bite to eat. You can also quench your thirst at the Pepsi Freeze Zone, all open seasonally.
There is free parking at the zoo, but if that is full just use the Parking Garage at The Hershey Press Building which is also free.
They love group tours and educating kids, so make sure you give them a call to arrange a field trip!
The gift shop is located in the Admissions Building, and features a wide selection of fun and friendly items including plush animals, gifts, and more!
All of the exhibits are stroller and wheelchair accessible! If you do have any questions about accessibility, just give them a call they will be happy to help
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The exhibits are stroller accessible
Hours vary across the seasons so check on their website before you go!
Open year round, close some holidays such as Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
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