- May 31 - King Library Opens at 1:00 PM
Are you an early riser? Happy Hollow Park and Zoo has just the class for you! Sign up for their Sunrise Safari May 28 and be the first through the gate to wake up with the animals before the zoo opens! This unique tour will lead you through the zoo and behind the scenes to learn about early risers in the animal kingdom and how they start their day off on the right foot, paw, or hoof. This tour is open to animal lovers of all ages and begins promptly at 9:00 am. The cost is $20 for park members and $25 for non-members. This fee will admit one adult and one child. Additional participants may be added for $10 each. Pre-registration is required. Download a registration form or call 408-794-6420 for more information.
This event has been temporarily postponed. Watch for the announcement of a new date. Can you spell zoology? Do you like animals and conservation? Happy Hollow Park and Zoo is hosting a Conservation Spelling Bee. Bring your blankets and come to watch or sign up online to participate. From conservation terms to animal species, the spelling bee will focus on words associated with the natural world and is open to students in 2nd – 5th grade. All participants will receive free admission to Happy Hollow Park & Zoo and should arrive by 1:00 pm. For attendees the program is included in the day's admission to the park. Prizes will be awarded to top competitors.
Has the cold and flu season got you down? If so, you'll feel a lot better after reading the delightful picture book, A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Phillip Christian Stead. The story is about an elderly man who works at the zoo but always finds time each day for his friends. Amos plays chess with the elephant, runs races with the tortoise, sits quietly with the penguin, lends a handkerchief to the rhinoceros (who has a runny nose), and reads stories to the owl. Then when Amos gets a cold, his friends miss him, and they leave the zoo and ride the bus to his place to care for him and cheer him up. The artwork portrays the reality that whenever someone is sick the best medicine is always a caring friend.