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Hershey Gardens is a dazzling 23-acre botanical garden that inspires memorable experiences and provide valuable learning opportunities in a family-friendly setting. Overlooking the town of Hershey, guests can explore themed gardens, colorful seasonal displays, unique trees more than 5,000 breathtaking roses, and hundreds of fluttering butterflies in the outdoor butterfly house (summer only).

Young visitors will enjoy the enchantment of The Children's Garden, where they are greeted with a fine spray of water from Hershey Kiss shaped misters. The meandering pathways provide plenty of opportunities for hands-on activity, discovery and fun! Travel through a Caterpillar tunnel; smell chocolate-themed plants, sail through the Chocolate Tropics; tell time on a human sundial and more.

Now open year-round, the Butterfly Atrium, located in the new Conservatory, is home to more than 600 tropical and North American butterflies representing 200 to 300 species. Guests can walk among the flying butterflies in a tropical environment.

Hershey Gardens also hosts a variety of fun and educational events throughout the season. Be sure to check our website for more information about these exciting programs.

Things to Do
  • Gift Shop:
  • Hours: Seasonal hours; see website
  • Months Open: April through October; Friday/Saturday/Sunday in November and December
  • Notes: The Butterfly Atrium is open daily 9 am to 5 pm.
  • Parking: Parking Lot
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Family Fun
  • All Ages:
  • Under 4:

Pumpkin Glow

  • Dates: Oct 18 - 19, Oct 25 - 26 2019
  • Times: Starting: 6:00 PM
  • Location: Hershey Gardens
  • Town: Hershey Area

Crafty Christmas Creations

  • Dates: Nov 23 - 24, Nov 29 - Dec 1, Dec 7 - 8, Dec 14 - 15, Dec 21 - 24, Dec 26 - 31 2019
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Location: Hershey Gardens
  • Town: Hershey Area

Winter Wreath-Making Class

  • Date: December 7, 2019
  • Times: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM or 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Location: Hershey Gardens
  • Town: Hershey Area