Learn the legacy of Milton Hershey and his chocolate confections at The Hershey Story through interactive exhibits and activities. Watch the process of creating a chocolate bar, from planting cocoa beans to making your own delicious treat. Sample warm chocolate flavored drinks, such as fruity African and Indonesian caramel. Younger guests can become apprentices and engage in scavenger hunts. See the collection of chocolate-making tools and machines, molds, promotional materials, and numerous non-confectionary artifacts related to Hershey. Browse through rare and historical sweets and souvenirs at the museum shop. To find out how to plan a trip to Hershey, use our trip itinerary maker.
The Hershey Story Reviews
Our tickets were free as part of our package with the Hershey Lodge. This museum is very small but very informative for adults who can read everything and have the time to stroll around without small children. While it is very clean and well maintained, it is NOT a place for young children under age 6. It is very quiet, stuffy, and I did not find the staff to be particularly friendly or helpful. My 5 year-old was bored because he can't read everything on his own and my 3 year-old was bored because there was nothing hands on for children her age. Yes, we did the taste lab and it was cute and informative. To charge what they charge per head to do the equivalent of taking melted chocolate and using a spoon to put it in a mold while learning a few facts is not worth the time or money. We can do that at home. Making your own chocolate bar at Chocolate World is far more exciting.
The museum is small, costs around $12 a person before discounts. There is free admission for a active duty military which includes an additional $3 off each person's ticket in their group. They also give a $3 discount to teachers. there is a big parking garage in the back which is free to park in which is a plus. Several of the exhibits are interactive for the kids. All in all, it was nice to stop if you're in the area to learn the history. I would not however go out on my way to the museum.
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