Zoos & Wildlife

Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

San Jose, CA

4 (5 reviews)

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Address: 748 Story Road, San José, CA 95112 Number: (408) 794-6400 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

For animals AND rides on your family day out, why not head to Happy Hollow Park and Zoo! With it's combination of games and theme park rides, as well as sweet animals to encounter, it's a super fun place for kids!

Happy Hollows has been entertaining kids and their families since the 1960s. Back then it was only a few rides, but now it's grown to give you SO many fun attractions to give you a great time!

Enjoy those classic favorites like the carousel - at Happy Hollows you can ride with King Neptune and his 24 horses and chariots! Perhaps you might want to enjoy a mini putt-putt car ride, or take a spin on the fun merry go round!

Did you know that Happy Hollows has a host of programs and events too that will entertain the whole family - no matter what age! 

How about checking out the Puppet Theater Castle? There is always something fun for the kids to learn through the stories and the shows. 

Do you have a future zoo keeper in the family? Saturday Zoo Explorer classes give kids aged 5 to 6 years a chance to experience what goes on in the animal world, and Zoo Academy is for those aged 7 to 9 years!

There are family fun classes, and Junior Zoo Keeper programs. There are even family sleep overs on Halloween where you can hear the truth about "scary" animals, and enjoy behind the scenes tours! 

Of course, it wouldn't be a zoo experience without the animals themselves! They have creatures from all around the world just waiting to make new friends - so don't be shy, go and say hi! 

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How much does it cost?









Senior discounts


Free Under

1 year old


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You can have a birthday party at the zoo! Celebrate with the sweet animals in style

Any top tips?


Check what shows and talks are on as soon as you arrive so you can plan your day around what you want to see!

I'm Hungry!


Healthy Eating There are picnic tables that you can enjoy your own lunch on!

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Where is it at?


From Hwy 101 take STORY ROAD West turn LEFT onto SENTER ROAD From Hwy 280 take 10th STREET South turn LEFT onto KEYES turn RIGHT onto SENTER ROAD

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Happy Hollows offer adventures and challenges for students - so why not book a field trip and let the students have an amazing experience!

Can I get one of those?


The Explore & More Store is located near the entrance, and has everything you could want to take away! From games, toys to clothing!

Need a little extra help?


Speak to Guest Services when you arrive to see how they can help you

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When can we go?

10am open. Closing changes seasonally between 3pm and 5pm so check their online calendar before you go!

All year round

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