While Happy Hollow Zoo is fun for all ages, it focuses on children from ages 2-10. This California accredited zoo offers some rare and endangered animals but also offers a petting zoo with llamas, goats, guinea pigs and miniature horses. Some other animals you can see are meerkats, jaguar, monkeys, macaws, ducks and owls. The zoo offers play areas, children’s rides, puppet and marionette shows and special events.
The zoo offers a look at animal hospitals through Doc’s Critter Care. Here guests can see indoor and outdoor hospital areas. One of the play areas, Lemur Woods Exhibit, is located along the lemur exhibit so children can watch the lemurs as they play.
There are family and children’s rides at Happy Hollow Park and Zoo. Some of these include Kiddie Swings, Mini Putts, Carousel and a train ride.
Education opportunities include group class and mini assemblies, field trips, Girl Scout programs and zoo sleepovers.
Where Can I Find Coupons & Discounts for Happy Hollow Zoo and Park?
Groups of 14 or more can get a zoo group rate of $8 per person. Reservations are required for this rate.
Happy Hollow Zoo does have an email newsletter. This includes special events and offers.
The zoo has a Facebook and Twitter page. Special offers are announced there too.
A Senior rate of $9.95 is offered to all those 70 and over.
Discounts on an annual parking in the Premier and Satellite Parking are offered to persons with disabled placards, seniors over 60 and Veterans.
If you have a membership to another zoo, you may qualify for FREE or discounted admission for this California zoo. You can call ahead or check at the gate for details.
If you go to the Happy Hallow Park and Zoo often or to many San Jose City Regional Parks, you can be interested in purchasing an annual Parking Pass for $81. Persons with a disabled placard, seniors over 60, active military and veterans can receive a discounted parking pass for $30. Bring a valid ID for your situation. The parking passes are good at all San Jose City Regional Parks.
Local newspaper, ads and flier sometimes have clippable coupons.
Membership to the Happy Hollow Zoo offers discounted or FREE admission to over 400 zoos, aquariums and science/technology centers in the United States. It also includes FREE admission to Happy Hollow for one year and discounts on Happy Hollow classes, programs, special events, gift shop and food purchases at the Picnic Basket Restaurant. Memberships start at $35 for one year.
Most Happy Hollow coupons, discounts, deals and specials are for a limited time and may have an expiration date. Restriction may apply.
Happy Hollow Park and Zoo Details
Regular admission prices are Ages 2-69- $12.95 and under one year old is FREE. This includes playgrounds, rides and zoo.
You can bring a picnic lunch to the park. Picnicking areas are provided outside of the park gates. You will need to get your hand stamped as you leave to eat so you can re-enter the park.
Parking is $10 in the Premier parking lot and $6 in the Satellite Parking lots.
The zoo generally opens at 10 am though there are some days it opens at 9am. Closing can vary between 3 - 6 pm.
March through October the zoo is open every day. However, from November through February, it has a number of closed days. You can check the website or call for hours during those times.