summer family sleepover

Registration for our annual family sleepover on July 7th, 2018 opens May 5th, 2018 to register online please click here!

Saturday, July 7th, 2018 at 6:00pm to Sunday, July 8th, 2018 at 10:00am

Be our guest for a wild sleepover and enjoy the thrill of the zoo after dark during our animal extravaganza sleepover! Your family will enjoy live animal encounters, hands-on activities, games, crafts, and a flashlight tour through the zoo while discovering the amazing world of animals! Learn about how animals survive in different habitats.


You can choose between tent camping in the Crooked House Meadow or sleeping in the indoor Learning LODGE. Indoor sleeping is limited and must be requested at the time of registration by contacting the Education Department. Dinner is not included but you may bring your own picnic dinner to enjoy in the Crooked House Meadow before the festivities begin. This adventure includes a late night snack and a catered breakfast the next morning. Sleepover participants must be at least 5 years old and all children must be accompanied by their parent/guardian.

Saturday, July 7th at 6:00pm to Sunday, July 8th at 10:00am

Overview of Evening Activities
6:00-7:00 Check In, Set Up Camp, Crafts
7:00-7:45 Animal Extravaganza Presentation
7:45-8:15 Zoo-themed Games
8:15-8:30 Bathroom Break
8:30-9:15 Flashlight Zoo Tour
9:15-9:45 Story & Snacktime

Overview of Morning Activities
7:00-8:15 Rise and Shine! Pack Up Camp, Take Belongings to Car
7:30-8:15 Hot Breakfast: pancakes, eggs, bacon, coffee, juice
8:15-9:15 Behind-the-Scenes Morning Tour
9:15-9:45 Up-close Animal Encounters
9:45-10:00 Wrap-Up, Goodbyes

What to Bring
Tent (if sleeping outdoors)
Air mattress or foam pad (indoor sleeping is on concrete floor)
Sleeping bag
Personal items: toothbrush, toiletries, washcloth, etc.
Weather appropriate clothing, including a warm jacket
Pajamas and change of clothes for the next day

Please Do Not Bring
Electronic devices, i.e. video games, ipods, etc.

Please Note
The rides, playgrounds, Picnic Basket, and Explore & More Store will not be open during the sleepover. Instead, we have a fun-filled night of special activities, games and animal encounters prepared for you and your family! Participants are welcome to Stay and Play at HHPZ after the sleepover when these attractions will be available after 10:00am.

Happy Hollow Members use coupon code HHMEM to receive your 10% member discount! Contact or (408) 794-6420 for more information.

 Association of Zoos and Aquariums Happy Hollow FoundationSpecies Survival Plan