Enter into a world of hanging bats, howling wolves, and swimming otters at ZooAmerica! Visit year- round or stop by during your visit to Hersheypark*. Attend a special VIP tour or plan a little meet-and-greet of your own with group and outreach programs. The bears, lizards, owls, and all other inhabitants can’t wait to see you for a wild, fun-filled day at ZooAmerica in Hershey, PA.
Meet more than 200 animals from five distinct areas of North America during your upcoming visit to ZooAmerica! With mountain lions and bears, otters and alligators, wolves and porcupines all calling the Zoo home, you’re sure to discover your favorite animal or meet a new best friend!
Go on a Behind-the-Scenes tour of ZooAmerica! With three distinct tours to choose from – Early Bird, After-Hours, and Photography, you’ll embark on the adventure of your choosing and see and learn about the Zoo in a one-of-a-kind way!
Hershey Zoo began in 1905 with an exhibit of prairie dogs. In 1910, the Zoo formally opened with exotic animals such as lions, leopards, monkeys, and exotic birds. In the 1970s, ZooAmerica underwent a major transformation getting its current name and exhibiting animals only native to North America while promoting conservationism and rescuing animals in need of a safe place to call home.
ZooAmerica® admission is included with your Hersheypark admission only by accessing the zoo through the Hersheypark bridge during public operating hours. View Hersheypark Hours