Due to COVID-19 concerns, The Hershey Story is temporarily closed. We will share updates as they become available. If you have purchased Chocolate Lab tickets, and would like to reschedule or obtain a refund, please call 717-534-8939 or email zojpecchio@hersheystory.org.

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.
Chocolate Lab tickets can be purchased 
in advance here.

Tickets are limited. We recommend purchasing your Lab tickets in advance to ensure seating. Please arrive 15 minutes before your class begins and check-in at the admissions desk in the lobby. Please note, this activity is for children age 5 and older.

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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