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“Exactly what the name says”
Review of The Hershey Story

The Hershey Story
Ranked #4 of 36 things to do in Hershey
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Hershey starts here! How did Milton Hershey go from bankruptcy to brilliance, transforming chocolate from a luxury to an everyday treat? How did he invent a community? Why did he give away his fortune? That's the Hershey story. Enjoy a 45-minute, hands on class in the Chocolate Lab and sample warm drinking chocolate from around the world at Tastings. Grab a delicious treat from the Pantry Café and find a unique assortment of keepsakes and chocolate at Museum Shop.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

It's the story of Hershey and we really enjoyed walking around and looking at the artifacts. They have an eye spy thing for kids to stay engaged.

Thank pfleiss
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

The Hershey Story was interesting but similar to Chocolate World. Choose one or the other. It was geared towards younger children and mine were older.

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Reviewed 30 April 2014

My family and I visited The Hershey Story on a recent trip. Lots of fun there--kids (6 and 7) made Easter Baskets, then were given materials for a scavenger hunt. So as my wife and I were traveling the museum reading the quite interesting tidbits of the history of Mr. Hershey and his company, the kids were entertained as well, looking for the next item on the list. You move at your own pace, so it was perfect. At the end, they received a nice little bag of assorted candy for finding everything. We did the chocolate lab as well, where we made chocolate Easter bunnies and learned about the sourcing of cocoa beans and the making of chocolate from the beans. There was also an interactive exhibit where the kids could safely try out some of the factory jobs from the early days (shipping, packing, molding, etc.). Finally, they offer a chocolate tasting (separate cost), but the high chocolate content samples (most of them) were too bitter for everyone. We took a break during the tour and had a nice lunch in the cafeteria area.
Overall, we all thought it was a lot of fun. I learned a lot about Mr. Hershey and have a lot more respect for him now.

Thank Tallen01
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Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

We used the Groupon for admission and a chocolate tasting for 2. I also bought the little book for $3 to go on a hunt for facts where you earn tokens every couple of rooms for your hard work. We also bought the chocolate lab too.

The museum had a mixture of the chocolate making process, the brand history and the history of the family, with an extra exhibit about the working conditions of the industrial revolution. The little book is more for middle to high school aged children, but my daughter still had fun trying to find answers.

The chocolate tasting was interesting. It is fun to taste the different chocolates from all over the world. I really only liked the lowest cocoa content ones though. It does teach you some good information though. The chocolate is liquid chocolate in little cups.

The chocolate lab had cute projects for Easter, but we missed those. We ended up making a chocolate bar. You learn quite a bit though.

We had a great time and learned quite a bit about chocolate and the Hershey story.

Thank Alana K
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

If you would like a change from the park and Hershey's Chocolate World, the Hershey Story museum is a nice diversion. It is very well done and informative. The kids have opportunities to get involved by doing passports/workbooks. The museum is modern and clean. We also visited the Chocolate Laboratory to learn about cocoa beans from around the world. It was very informative and fun for kids and grandparents alike.

Thank Vacatrip1
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