Your can have your very own private sleepover at the zoo!
Join our zoo educators and zoo keepers for a night at the zoo you’ll never forget! Meet live animals, learn about nocturnal senses, and enjoy the thrill of exploring the zoo after dark. You’ll sleep in our classroom and wake up to a hot breakfast, behind the scenes tour, and a treasure hunt!
What You Should Know
Sleepovers begin at 6:30pm and end the next day at 10:00am. Sleepovers participants must be at least 5 years old and there must be at least one adult chaperone for every eight children attending. Participants are welcome to Stay & Play at Happy Hollow after the program.
The cost is $65/person with a minimum of 15 participants and maximum of 30. Fee includes an evening snack and a hot breakfast!
Evening Schedule of Activities
6:30-6:45 Check-in and Introductions
6:45-7:40 Hands-on Discussion on Nocturnal Senses
7:40-8:10 Live Animal Encounters
8:10-8:30 Snack Break
8:30-8:50 Zoo Themed Games
8:50-9:30 Flashlight Zoo Tour
9:30-10:00 Evening Wrap-Up
Morning Schedule of Activities
7:00-7:30 Rise and Shine!
7:30-8:10 Breakfast is Served
8:10-8:50 Behind-the-Scenes Zoo Tour
8:50-9:35 Zoo-Themed Treasure Hunt
9:35-9:50 Live Animal Encounter
9:50-10:00 Morning Wrap-up and Goodbyes
What You Should Bring
- Sleeping bag
- Sleeping mat
- Close-toed shoes
- Weather-appropriate attire
For available dates and more information, please contact us directly at (408) 794-6420 or HHPZeducation@sanjoseca.gov
Girl Scout Sleepovers also available. Please read more about our Girl Scout Programs here or contact us for more information.