Great news for my local Pennsylvania readers or those within traveling distance of Hershey, PA. There will be a FREE Community Weekend at ZooAmerica coming up at the end of January. Visit ZooAmerica on Saturday or Sunday, January 25 and 26, 2014 from 10am to 4:30 pm for free admission. This offer is avaiblale to all gyests and parking is free in the ZooAmerica lot, too.
We are pretty close to ZooAmerica and have taken the kids several times. It’s one of our favorite spots to visit! The Zoo is the perfect size for small kids: not too large to see it all in one day, but big enough to get a taste for a lot of different animals.
Here’s the official press release with all the details. I hope to see you there!
ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park in Hershey, PA is open daily, year round and the Zoo’s residents are very active in the colder weather which makes January a great month to visit.
To encourage people to come out of their homes and experience the beauty of winter at the Zoo, the staff is hosting a free Community Weekend on Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26.
ZooAmerica offers free admission to all guests during this weekend from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on both days. Parking is available at both the Zoo’s parking lot and at the parking garage located on Chocolate Avenue.
Guests can walk through the 11-acre zoo and learn about more than 200 animals from five regions of North America: Southern Swamps, The Great Southwest, Eastern Woodlands, Big Sky Country and Northlands. To allow for some up close and personal time with the animals, ZooAmerica Naturalists will host an array of animal encounters throughout the day.
In 2013, the Zoo became home to five new residents that visitors will be able to see during Community Weekend:
· “Goodyear,” Alligator Snapping Turtle
· “Link,” North American River Otter
· “Petunia,” Spotted Skunk
· “Buddy,” Pronghorn
· “Rio,” Thick-billed Parrot
In addition, guests can learn how to become more involved in the Zoo and enroll in a ZooAmerica membership which offers a variety of benefits, including food and retail discounts, admission to exclusive events, and more.