HERSHEY, Pa. – Oct. 27, 2016 – Teachers can receive free admission to Hershey Gardens and The Hershey Story’s Museum Experience on Saturday, November 5, and Sunday, November 6, 2016, when they present their teacher identification at the admissions counter.
In addition to a variety of fall displays throughout the Gardens, teachers also will be able to enjoy the new indoor tropical Butterfly Atrium in the Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory. The year-round tropical Butterfly Atrium features hundreds of exotic and North American species flying in a tropical setting and a water feature. In addition to a variety of tropical plants, the Conservatory’s Educational & Horticultural Wing features four learning kiosks. The kiosks highlight the importance of butterflies in the ecosystem, life cycle and senses of the butterfly, migration patterns, and nature’s camouflage and mimicry. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For additional information, please visit HersheyGardens.org.
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The Hershey Story Museum
Through a series of exhibits, the Museum Experience at The Hershey Story Museum takes visitors on a journey that tells the story of Milton Hershey’s life and legacy. Teachers can learn about the famous chocolatier’s humble beginnings, the chocolate factory, the model community he created, and his philanthropy. Guests can view personal artifacts belonging to Milton Hershey and his wife, Catherine, as well as original factory equipment. Interactive displays engage visitors throughout the Museum Experience.
Teachers also will be able to view “Chocolate Workers Wanted,” in the special exhibit gallery. Film footage from the original factory, artifacts, and original factory equipment lets visitors sample the flavor of life as chocolate factory during the it’s first 20 years, from 1905 to 1925. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For additional information, please visit HersheyStory.org.
Hershey Gardens, Hershey Theatre and The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue, and Hershey Community Archives are operating divisions of the M.S. Hershey Foundation. The M.S. Hershey Foundation exists to preserve and enhance Milton Hershey’s legacy and community vision and to provide educational and cultural enrichment to residents of Hershey. For more information, visit The M.S. Hershey Foundation website.