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Summer Family Sleepover (ages 5+)Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian also registered for the event.October 29th at 6:00 p.m. to October 30th at 10:00 a.m. Be our overnight guest for a howling good time and enjoy the thrill of the zoo after dark. During your adventure, learn the truth about "scary" animals through Halloween-themed activities (including Trick-or-Treat stations), games, live animal encounters, and night tours.
Your adventure includes a late-night snack and a hot breakfast the next morning including pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and more! Please note: dinner is NOT included.
Bring your own tent to tent camp in the Crooked House Meadow or sleep indoors inside the Learning LODGE. Indoor sleeping is limited and must be requested at the time of registration by contacting the Education Department. Please eat dinner before you arrive or pack a picnic dinner to bring with you. The Picnic Basket restaurant will not be open.
Class fee is for one participant. A parent or guardian must accompany their child and be registered for the sleepover individually. Please contact the Education Department if you have any questions regarding registration for this event.
Overview of Evening Activities
6:00-7:00 Check In, Set Up Camp, Crafts
7:00-7:45 Animal Extravaganza Presentation
7:45-8:15 Zoo-themed Games
8:15-8:30 Bathroom Break
8:30-9:15 Flashlight Zoo Tour
9:15-9:45 Story & Snack time
Overview of Morning Activities
7:00-8:15 Rise and Shine!, Pack Up Camp, Take Belongings to Car
7:30-8:15 Hot Breakfast: pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, coffee, orange juice
8:15-9:15 Behind-the-Scenes Morning Tour
9:15-9:45 Up-close Animal Encounters
9:45-10:00 Wrap-Up, Goodbyes
What to BringTent (if sleeping outdoors)Air mattress or foam pad (indoor sleeping is on concrete floor)Sleeping bagPillowFlashlightPersonal items: toothbrush, toiletries, washcloth, etc.Weather-appropriate clothing, including a warm jacketPajamas and change of clothes for the next day
Please Do Not BringElectronic devices, i.e. video games, ipods, etc.Alcohol
Please NoteThe rides, playgrounds, Picnic Basket, and Explore & More Store will not be open during the sleepover. Instead, we have a fun-filled night of special activities, games and animal encounters prepared for you and your family! Participants are welcome to Stay and Play at HHPZ after the sleepover when these attractions will be available after 10:00am.
Program Fee$60 per person; each person must be registered individually; children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian also registered for the sleepover.Happy Hollow Members use coupon code HHM1516 to receive your 10% member discount!
Contact HHPZeducation@sanjoseca.gov or (408) 794-6420 for more information.
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo/ Business Office Gate/ 1300 Senter Road San Jose, CA 95112
HHPZ Zoo Educator
City of San Jose Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department