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. 

 

ZooAmerica 
Visit the zoo virtually from the comfort of your home. Check out these behind the scenes videos from ZooAmerica. Also check out the zoo's Virtual Scavenger Hunt. 

Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction 
Hershey’s Chocolate World is open daily.  A FREE timed entry pass is required to enter. Find out more about what you need to know before you visit. Or, 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. 


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. Tröegs is open for limited indoor and outdoor seating. Please note that beer and food must be purchased together in order to comply with current state regulations.

 

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, holiday parties or just because. Play your favorite party games hosted by some of Harrisburg's favorite actors! 

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.

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

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

 

 

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
Learn about Christmas customs of 100 years ago on a tour of the Mansion (reservations required) and on the weekends, check out the FREE Toy Train Exhibit, Festival of the Trees and Fort Couture. 

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!

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Crossword Puzzle | Answer Key

Word Search | Answer Key