Guests at Happy Hollow enjoy weekend encounters with Danny the Dragon - Happy Hollow's mascot - as well as meet and greets with Captain Conservation and Petal the Fairy. You can even book a character for your event!
Theater camps for children ages 6 to 13. Discover the art of puppetry and acting at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo inside one of the longest running puppet theaters in California. Expected to return 2022, check back for updates.
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo is home to one of California’s oldest puppet theaters, featuring classic fairy tales as well as original shows, with puppets and sets created by Happy Hollow puppeteers. In this wonderful space, magic unfolds on a stage mere feet from awestruck children.
*Please note, Puppet Theater Castle is temporarily closed. Please check back for updates.
The Crooked Meadow stage features seasonal shows and performances. Vendors who are interested in bringing seasonal activities to Happy Hollow may contact us below.
Happy Hollow has been accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) for over 25 years — a testimony of our commitment to the advancement of zoos, aquariums, science and nature centers in the areas of conservation, animal welfare, education, science, and recreation.
In our increasingly digital world, unplugging is more important than ever. Being outdoors makes you healthier and happier, and San Jose’s beloved park and zoo provides a safe and scenic environment to let your imagination relax — or run wild.