Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

4.8 Zoo 1300 Senter Rd San Jose

Home to a wide variety of activities, including rides, face-painting, nature themed playgrounds, a Puppet Castle Theater, and an AZA-accredited zoo. General admission is $14.25 per person, and children under 2 are free. $.25 of your ticket price goes to the Quarters for Conservation program. Memberships are also available, which allows guests to receive discounted admission to over 150 zoos and aquariums across the U.S. There's plenty to see and do here, and food for purchase, so you can definitely make a day of it. Also a wonderful spot for birthday parties, private event rentals, and field trips. The zoo education department also hosts camps for children ages 4-14 years old, and classes for families ages 6 months and up year-round.

  • Mothers Room — Yes

    There is a baby care room near Guest Services at the front entrance.

  • Parking — Yes

    Large parking lot located on Story Road. Guests can buy annual passes to save on cost.

  • Good for Nursing — Yes

  • Stroller Friendly — Yes

  • Good for Play — Yes

  • Restrooms — Yes

  • Kids Menu — Yes

  • Changing Tables — Yes


It is THE BEST during summer and holidays. During the year, it’s really slow, not many people, and rides are closed most of the time.


Pure fun


We're not renewing our membership any more.


The girls love the petting zoo, the huge climbing tower, and the helicopter ride!


A great place for young kids with rides and animals.


Great place for birthday parties, we went and had an awesome time. I used to come here as a kid myself and was very happy to share with my little one. It has stayed current and you would not know how pretty it is from the outside view. Very all age kid friendly. We will go back again as the zoo seems to be getting some updates that we’d like to see.


Such a fun place to bring the kids! Fun rides for toddlers including a mini roller coaster. Worth the drive down from sf for a day trip


We have gone to Happy Hollow starting at age 1.5 all the way to age 7 when Mila said she's finally too old for it :) We have been there over 100 times and it's great: a mini zoo (incl. Red Pandas), goats to pet, rides, playgrounds, nature and a kids theatre. My tip: bring some of your own snacks/food as the stuff at the cafe is not that great (fries, pizza, nuggets, etc). And get the se... More


Really a fun place for kids and family.. loved d rides


I've always liked this park + zoo combo, with rides for smaller kids. Lots to do, very clean, and lots of foam flooring for the tiny runners. Plenty of restrooms, and cloudy days like today are awesome as it's not too hot. Food was also not bad. On a more personal note: absolutely no meltdowns or crying from my autistic daughter 🙌🏽 This is a rarity, as most things overwhelm her. So tha... More


Great place to spend an afternoon with kids!


Love this place! There aren't a plethora of animal but just enough to hold little attention spans. There are play grounds in between exhibits and in the back of the park there are rides! A little roller coaster and some fair type rides for little kids...and a huge playground. My kids love this place and always nap and sleep well after a trip here! They have fun, learn things and use their m... More

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