January 2013 – May 2013


Happy Hollow Members receive a 10% discount on all classes
with their member number and coupon code:  HHM1213!

 

Stroller Safari

(Ages 10 months-2 years with an adult)
This class is for adults with infants and/or toddlers who want to learn more about the zoo and its residents! Enjoy a stroll through Happy Hollow to view different exhibits each week and meet an animal up close.  Learn how we make animal exhibits engaging for young children and stay after class for informal play time to get to know other zoo families.  This class meets for three sessions.  Each Stroller Safari Class is different from the previous one and we visit different animal exhibits, as well as a few of our favorites, in each class.   Please respect age restrictions and do not bring older siblings to class.  Class fee is for one child and one adult.  Each additional participant requires an additional fee. 

Hands and Feet
Tuesdays, March 12, 19, and 26
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Our hands and feet are so useful for so many things like digging, swimming, hopping, swinging, kicking, and running. Learn how animals use their paws and hooves to do the same things! 
Cost: $45* / $25 for additional participant
Class #:
322.3.2007 / Additional Participant: 322.2.2008

Teeth and Tongues
Tuesdays, April 16, 23 and 30
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Animals use their tongues and teeth for more than just eating!  Discover how different teeth chew all kinds of food, how some teeth are used to catch food, and how some tongues stretch for food that’s out of reach!   
Cost: $45* / $25 for additional participant
Class #:
322.4.2009 / Additional Participant: 322.4.2010

Up in the Trees
Tuesdays, May 21 & 28, June 4
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Who’s up in that tree and how did they get there?  Answer these questions and more as we explore the lives of arboreal animals.
Cost: $45* / $25 for additional participant
Class #:
322.4.2011 / Additional Participant: 322.4.2012

* Class fee is for 2 participants.  Each additional participant is an additional fee.
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Tales for Tots

(Ages 2-3 with an adult) 
Stories come to life in this exciting three-part class. Toddlers and their adults will hear a story and explore the world of the story through songs, hands-on activities, and by meeting live animals.  Each Tales for Tots Class is different from the previous one and we meet different animals, as well as a few of our favorites, in each class.   Please respect age restrictions and do not bring younger/older siblings to class. Class fee is for one child and one adult.  Each additional participant is an additional fee. 

 

Tales with Tails
Wednesdays, January 30, February 6, and 13
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
As we read stories about animals with tails, we will discover why animals are the way they are, have the features they have, and why that makes them unique.
Cost: $65* / $45 for additional participant
Class #: 322.3.2027 / Additional Participant: 322.3.2028

 Habitat Explorers
Wednesdays, February 27, March 6, and 13
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Join us to explore animal habitats through stories and live animal encounters.  We learn how animals find the right homes, where they live and more! 
Cost: $65* / $45 for additional participant
Class #: 322.2.2029 / Additional Participant: 322.2.2030

Zoo Babies
Tuesdays, April 17, 24, and May 1
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
It’s not easy bringing up baby.  There’s a lot of work for parents to do and a lot for babies to learn.  We’ll pop out of pouches, fly out of nests and crawl out of burrows to discover what it takes to grow up wild.
Cost: $65* / $45 for additional participant
Class #: 322.4.2031 / Additional Participant: 322.4.2032 

* Class fee is for 2 participants.  Each additional participant is an additional fee.
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Wild Science

(Ages 4-6)
Explore the wild world of biology in this hands-on class geared to meet CA Science Standards.  Each “edutaining” class includes an interactive discussion, inquiry-based activities, and a visit from one of our animals.  Join us for a class full of discovery and awe - great for homeschoolers too!

Herbivore, Carnivore, What-ivore?
Saturday, February 9
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
What does a sanguinivore eat?  How about a myrmecophage?  Learn some super science terminology as you explore animal diets, both in the wild and at the zoo. 
Cost: $25
Class #: 322.3.2043     

 Habit or Habitat
Saturday, April 20
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Did you ever see a seahorse in San Jose?  Or a caribou in Cupertino? Find out why animals live where they live in this fun biogeography class.
Cost: $25
Class #: 322.4.2044     

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Jr. Keepers

(Ages 7-8 and 9-11)
Does raking, scooping, feeding, enriching, and caring for zoo animals sound interesting to you?  Then join the zoo crew!  Learn one or more of these zookeeping skills and help Happy Hollow’s zookeepers take care of our zoo animals.  Jr. Keeper classes will explore different aspects of zookeeping throughout the year. 

 Pets or Wildlife?
Saturday, February 16  (9-11 year olds)
Saturday, March 9 (7-8 year olds)
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Domestic animals are quite different from their wild relatives. Many exotic animals end up at zoos every year when people realized they cannot care for their new “pets” properly. Join us to learn more about the exotic animals at the zoo and why it’s better to leave monkeys, meerkats, and macaws in the wild instead of keeping them in your home as companion critters.
Cost: $35
Class #: 322.3.2053 (February 16; 9-11 year olds) / 322.3.2054 (March 9; 7-8 year olds)

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Family Fun

(Ages 4+ with an adult)
These fun family classes are filled with activities for adults and children to do together.  Each class includes interactive discussions, hands-on activities, and games. You will also get to meet live animals up close! Class fee is for one child and one adult.  Each additional participant is an additional fee.  Please respect age restrictions and do not bring younger siblings to class.

 
Family Photo Safari
Saturday, May 11
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Have you ever wondered how photographers capture amazing images of zoo animals without obstruction from fences or glass glare? Parent and child will learn together in our family photography class to pick up some photography tips while learning more about the special animals you’re capturing. (Please bring your own camera; couples, families, or friends without children are also welcome to attend.)
Cost: $25* / $10 for additional participant
Class #: 322.4.2063 / Additional Participant: 322.4.2064

 

* Class fee is for 2 participants.  Each additional participant is an additional fee.
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Sunrise Safari

(All Ages)
Be the first through the gate and wake up with the animals before the zoo opens! This unique tour will lead you through the zoo and behind the scenes to learn about our early risers and how we start their day off on the right foot, paw, or hoof!  Each tour visits different animals as well as a few of our favorites from the last tour!  Class fee is for 2 participants.  Each additional participant is an additional fee.

Not Your Average Farm
Saturday, April 27
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Farms aren’t just for cows and chickens.  They have zebus, miniature horses, African pygmy goats and more!   Come help wake up our barn animals and discover that even the most unique farm animals have important jobs to do!
Cost: $25* / $10 for additional participant
Class #: 322.4.2073 / Additional Participant: 322.4.2074

 The Call of the Wild
Saturday, May 25
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
A roar, bark, or chirp is not always just the way animals say “good morning”; it’s how they mark their territory. Mornings at the zoo can be a noisy time as animals wake up and reclaim their habitat. Learn about the calls they make and the other interesting ways they claim their space.
Cost: $25* / $10 for additional participant
Class #: 322.4.2075 / Additional Participant: 322.4.2076

 * Class fee is for 2 participants.  Each additional participant is an additional fee.

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School Break Camps at Happy Hollow!

(Ages 5-9)
Spend your week off school learning at the zoo.  Our camps are filled with hands-on educational activities, meeting live animals up-close, zoo tours and more.  Camps are limited to 24 participants and children attend camps independently (without parents/guardians). 

 

Creatures of the Night
Monday-Friday, February 18-22
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Meet nature’s night shift at Happy Hollow during Ski Week! Investigate the lives of nocturnal animals, and learn about the special features which let them survive and thrive in the dark – all without losing any sleep!
Cost: $225
Class #: 322.3.3011     

Land of the Lost
Monday-Friday, April 8-12
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
What prehistoric predators prowled the plains or searched the seas?  What ancient animals existed on Earth long ago?  Meet their modern descendents and use paleontology tips and tools as we imagine life at the dawn of time.
Cost: $225
Class #: 322.4.3012      

 

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