Zoo Sleepovers at Happy Hollow!

Join our zoo teachers and 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 zoo classroom, and wake up to a special behind-the-scenes tour!

What You Should Bring

  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat or padding 
  • Pillow 
  • Flashlight 
  • Close-toed shoes 
  • Weather-appropriate outerwear 


What You Should Know

Sleepovers begin at 6:30pm with check-in and end the next day at 9:30am. 
The cost is $40/person with a minimum of 15 participants, maximum of 30. 
Sleepovers participants must be 5 years or older. There must be one adult chaperone for every eight children attending. An evening snack and continental breakfast are included. 

For available dates and more information, contact us directly at (408) 794-6420 or HHPZeducation@sanjoseca.gov


Evening Schedule of Activities

6:30-7:00 Check-in and Introductions
7:00-7:40 Hands-on Discussion on Nocturnal Senses
7:40-8:10 Live Animal Meet & Greets
8:10-8:30 Snack Break (food provided)
8:30-8:50 Zoo Themed Games
8:50-9:30 Zoo Tour
9:30-10:00 Evening Wrap-Up

Morning Schedule of Activities

7:00-7:30 Rise and Shine!
7:30-8:00 Breakfast is Served (food provided)
8:00-8:30 Behind-the-Scenes Zoo Tour
8:30-9:05 Animal Themed Activities
9:05-9:20 Live Animal Meet & Greet
9:20-9:30 Morning Wrap-up and Goodbyes


Girl Scout Sleepovers also available. Please read more about our Girl Scout Programs here or contact us for more information.


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