Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

San Jose, CA

Zoos & Wildlife
4 (5 reviews)

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

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! 

Activity location


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

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How much does it cost?









Senior discounts


Free Under

1 year old


Last Updates


Happy Hollow Park and Zoo FAQ’s

Happy Hollow Zoo maintains 6 animals listed on the Species Survival Plan (Jaguar, Fishing Cat, Fennec Fox, Black-and-White Ruffed Lemur, Red Ruffed Lemur, and Ring-tailed Lemur) so they are looking out to protect these amazing species

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

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

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

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

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

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

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