COVID-19 Resources

Virtual Fun and Activities

Activities

From educational animal encounters at ZooAmerica to virtual tours of the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building, there’s plenty to explore from your living room. There’s no wait for the front seat on the virtual POV Hersheypark roller coaster ride videos. 

Download free Hershey and Harrisburg inspired backgrounds here for your next Zoom call.

 

Hershey

AACA Museum
Take a virtual tour of the AACA Museum, Inc. (Antique Auto Museum) exhibits, download educational materials for kids of all ages, and shop online. Rev your engines and follow AACA Museum on Facebook for a “car of the day.”

Hersheypark 
How well do you know Hersheypark? Test your knowledge with Hersheypark Trivia.

Catch a thrill wherever you are with virtual POV rides on all the coasters at Hersheypark! Check out the heart-pounding playlist on their YouTube channel. 

 

Hersheypark fans are sharing all the ways they are staying “Hersheypark Happy” at home. This sweet video reminds us that special family moments are always close in our hearts!

 

ZooAmerica 
Visit the zoo virtually from the comfort of your home. The zookeepers go LIVE on Facebook weekdays at 11 AM EST for behind-the-scenes visits with their furry friends and Q&A with animal experts. Also check out the zoo's Virtual Scavenger Hunt. 

Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction 
Create some sweet memories at home with downloadable coloring and activity pages starring Hershey’s Characters! If you’d like the chocolate brought to you, shop their online store for candy, gifts, and merchandise. 

Hershey Gardens
Each year Hershey gardens welcomes over 90 varieties of over 28,000 tulips.  Tune in to watch the summer gardens come to life.


Tröegs
Got some time on your hands? Grab a beer and print a few pages of the Art of Tröegs Book of Beer-Drinking Curiosities


Harrisburg 

Gamut Theatre
Game night goes on with the Gamut Game Room! Gamut Theatre Group’s new virtual party options include themed Zoom sessions for birthdays, graduations or just because. Play your favorite party games hosted by some of Harrisburg's favorite actors! 

Virtual Events, Tours, and Live-Stream Performances in Harrisburg
You can explore the arts, culture, and history of Harrisburg without leaving your couch. ExploreHBG has an ongoing list of virtual events to liven up your evenings, featuring Midtown Cinema discussions and screenings, Midtown Scholar book chats, and live streaming theatre from Open Stage.

Pennsylvania State Capitol Building 
Take a few video tours of the Capitol building and download the mobile app for fun facts about the building’s history.

Harrisburg Senators 
Until we can PLAY BALL, download a kids’ activity pack with baseball-themed pages and trivia.

Lake Tobias Wildlife Park 
View the zookeeper diaries and learn some amazing facts about their animals from the experts on Lake Tobias’ Facebook page. 

National Civil War Museum 
See collections from the National Civil War museum.

 

The State Museum of Pennsylvania
Explore the official museum of the Commonwealth with their Museum From Home Facebook posts and virtual tours. 

Dauphin County Parks & Rec and Fort Hunter Mansion Activities
Make your own spring-themed crafts including ladybug and bumblebee tic-tac-toe, a rainbow whirligig, or your very own fairy garden! Test your knowledge of the Victorian era and Fort Hunter history with trivia and word searches. In need of fresh air? Download the walking tour brochure and stroll the grounds of historic Fort Hunter.

Midtown Scholar Bookstore Virtual Events
Instead of hosting in-person book chats, this historic Midtown shop has shifted to a series of virtual events with the authors.

Whitaker Center for Science & The Arts
Let the Whitaker Center be your kids' science teacher with these at-home STEM challenges and craft projects. View all on their YouTube page.

Ned Smith Center
Listen to their recorded NED Talks, informative and educational explorations into nature and art, from making your own bird feeders to what the heck a skunk cabbage is! Peek in on the live Ned Smith Bird Cam.

 

Visit Hershey & Harrisburg Activity Sheets

Looking for a sweet distraction? Download and print these kid-friendly Hershey/Harrisburg themed word puzzles. Need some hints? Many of the word search words are also the crossword puzzle answers!

Download: 

Crossword Puzzle | Answer Key

Word Search | Answer Key