Community Events & Partners

United way

United Way Holiday Adopt-A-Family

Sesame Place partners with United Way of Bucks County to provide presents for families in need, “adopting” local families to fulfill their wish lists and ensure that they have a bright holiday.

African American Museum of Buck County

African American Museum of Bucks County

The African American Museum of Bucks County, established in 2014, is building a permanent facility at the historic Boone Creek Farm to educate and enrich the lives of Bucks County families. Sesame Place is a proud sponsor of the museum and is honored to lend support it as it grows and flourishes.

Back to School Bash School Supply Drive

Back to School Bash School Supply Drive

Since 2013, Sesame Place has been proud to work with United Way of Bucks County. In 2022, more than 5,000 school supply items were collected and donated to United Way to assist families and school districts throughout the county. Sesame Place has previously participated in United Way’s Stuff the Bus event, providing backpacks of school supplies for children in Bucks County.

Employee giving blood during an American Red Cross blood drive

American Red Cross Blood Drives

Sesame Place holds several blood drives each year through the American Red Cross. In 2022 alone, Sesame Place collected over 300 pints of blood to help patients in need.

Sesame Place's Happy Tails logo

Happy Tails

In 2013, Sesame Place introduced the Happy Tails program, which was previously launched in other parks across the SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment portfolio in 2010. Happy Tails is an animal adoption program that provides pet lovers two free single-day admission tickets to Sesame Place when they adopt a dog or cat from a participating animal shelter as a thank-you for helping animals in need. Since its launch, the program has helped place more than 30,000 dogs and cats in loving homes.

Give Kids the World event

Give Kids the World

Give Kids the World is a whimsical nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides critically ill children and their families from around the world with life-changing weeklong wish vacations at no cost. Sesame Place arranges visits for wish families to enjoy a day at the park, and in June 2022 hosted a day for alumni wish families of the greater Philadelphia area as part of Give Kids the World’s Summer Road Trip.

Variety the children's charity logo

Variety, The Children’s Charity of Delaware Valley

Since 1987, Sesame Place has partnered with Variety, The Children’s Charity of Delaware Valley, to provide children with disabilities and their families the opportunity to experience an exclusive day at the park filled with one-of-a-kind furry fun. For each event, Sesame Place makes special accommodations for autistic children, including designated quiet areas, low sensory shows, and volume adjustments throughout the park to ensure every child has a memorable and enjoyable experience.


Make-A-Wish Foundation

Sesame Place partners with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes of children diagnosed with critical illnesses, including hosting families at the park for their children to have a memorable experience.

Cradles to Crayons

Cradles to Crayons

Since 2013, Sesame Place has partnered with Cradles to Crayons, a charity that provides essential items to children who are experiencing homelessness or are in low-income situations. This has included staff volunteer days and donation drives for items such as coats, clothing, car seats, and strollers.

22nd Annual Sesame Place 5k Classic

Sesame Place Classic 5k

For the past 22 years, Sesame Place has been proud to host the annual Kiwanis-Herald Sesame Place 5k Classic each spring. Sponsored by the Levittown Bristol Kiwanis Club and the Bucks County Herald, proceeds go to the Dick Dougherty Honorarium Awards program, which assists Bucks County college-bound students.

Day of Service

Sesame Place Cares Day of Service

Every year, Sesame Place invites ambassadors to join its community outreach efforts in the upcoming year by volunteering time and/or by donating to designated charities through various programs and events.