ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park, Hershey

3.5
#5 of 12 in Zoos & Aquariums in Pennsylvania
ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park houses 200 animals from all five natural regions of the United States, including the swamps, Big Sky Country, and the Southwest. The park offers a behind-the-scenes tour that offers an insider's look at the animal care and a night tour that showcases nocturnal animals in motion. Visitors of Hersheypark get free admission to the zoo, so consider making Hersheypark your first stop. Add ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park and other attractions to your Hershey trip itinerary using our Hershey online itinerary planner .
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  • We went on free community day for the first time. It was a nice zoo, however it was on the smaller side. The rarest animal they had was their free-roaming albino squirrel. With that being said, it was...  more »
  • This is a small zoo that focuses on North American wildlife. It's great to visit with kids and they always have good educational experiences going on as well.  more »
  • My wife and I took our daughter to ZooAmerica on Community Day, and admission was free. The staff (parking attendants, security, zoo keepers) were all very helpful and friendly. They seemed genuinely ...  more »
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  • It's a small zoo. It didn't take long to get through with our 1 year old. Even in the winter most of the animals were there. I thought the price was a little high for the size of the zoo but the gift shop prices were very reasonable. The staff was great. They were the nicest people and my son got to touch a turtle which just made his day. It's a good little zoo. I would go again
  • Its a great little zoo attached to Hershey Park. Its nicely located in the heart of the city of Hershey, next to the Hershey factory and museum. Does not take very long to go through, maybe 2-3 hours tops. Pros- you do not have to pay for a Hershey Park ticket to get to the zoo and parking is free. Cons- if your expecting to see animals like lions, tigers, or monkeys you'll be truly disappointed. They only have animals found mostly in America, my children enjoy seeing the wolves and the mountain lions the best. Tip: they usually offer a discount price on Fridays during the colder months.
  • Really neat exhibits of animals in the United States. We did the entire zoo in about 2 hours but we were also in a bit of a hurry. It's not huge but we'll worth the visit and very cheap. We went in February so the food stations weren't open. Only gave a 4 star because of that. Indoor dark exhibit was awesome. Open bird exhibit was also very neat. Would go again.
  • I'm always surprised by how many amazing creatures you can see up close in a short 45 minute circuit. With a free friends and family day, what more can you ask for for a Sunday outing in January? We were lucky enough to get there when they were feeding the wolves, and the passion and knowledge of their caretaker was evident. Only 4 stars and not 5 because when we tried to leave through the gift shop 3 minutes after the end of the day, an employee made us walk to the other end of the park rather than hold the door for us. Other than that, we're always glad of a trip here and hope to see the Zoo grow and expand even more!
  • Really enjoyed my visit to this zoo. We went early in the morning on a Sunday and almost had the park to ourselves. It's a well taken care of park and the staff were very friendly. The entrance is a bit awkward as you park in spot and have to wall down a ramp to get to the zoo, so be aware of that if you're traveling with little ones. But other than that, great experience!
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