The Hershey Story is open daily 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Guests may purchase Museum Experience tickets online or in person.

Roll up your sleeves and get ready to have fun at Hershey’s sweetest hands-on activity — the Chocolate Lab.

Chocolate LabInspired by Milton Hershey’s own candy-making apprenticeship and his flair for experimentation, the Chocolate Lab explores the distinctive qualities of chocolate through playful, hands-on experiences and interactive demonstrations.

The Chocolate Lab offers daily classes for guests to try their hand at chocolate pouring and decorating, and of course when it’s over, taste their delicious take-home chocolate creations. Guests can also learn about the ingredients used in chocolate-making and the refinement process.

The fun and informative family activity is lead by our in-house chocolate gurus and lasts about 45 minutes.

View the calendar for the daily class schedule.

See COVID-19 safety changes to the Chocolate Lab here.

Lab tickets are limited, and may not be purchased online. Tickets must be purchased day of visit at the museum’s admissions desk. Please note, children must be age 5 or older to enter the Chocolate Lab.

Chocolate Lab Classes Available Daily

In order to ensure all guests have an enjoyable and safe experience in the Chocolate Lab, we ask you note the following: 


  • Children must be at least 5 years old to enter the Lab.
  • Children under 13 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • The Lab schedule is subject to change.
  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • The Chocolate Lab is NOT Kosher.
  • The Chocolate Lab is NOT allergen free. However, we make every effort to exclude the use of tree and ground nuts.
  • Only service dogs are allowed.
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