In the News

March 2022

The 14 Best Things To Do In Palo Alto In 2022

Palo Alto Junior Museum is #3 on the list.

The Neighborhood Zoo

Palo Alto's Neighborhood Zoo climbs to new heights.


Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo

CAW Architects as architects. 


Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Expands Hours

The museum, which reopened in November following a three-year rebuilding, expanded its visiting hours this week.


Openings: Let the Games Begin

After a 3 year closure, the Junior Museum & Zoo reopened last month on the north side of Rinconada Park. 


The Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo completes

CAW Architects designed the project.


Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Reopens after a transformation by CAW Architects

The November 12 reopening marked a new era for the beloved Silicon Valley attraction


Palo Alto's kiddie zoo just reopened!

Here are 8 animals that zookeepers think you shouldn't miss on your first visit back.


Revamped Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Opens to the Public 

The $33 million facility includes an expanded zoo and hands-on science museum for kids 


Insider’s Guide to the New Junior Museum & Zoo 

The newly rebuilt and redesigned Junior Museum and Zoo is finally open! 


It’s Back! 
Expanded Junior Museum and Zoo to Reopen on November 12 


Junior Museum and Zoo Reopens with New Design

News Clip from ABC7


Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo Reopens November 12 

The time has finally come to save the date!  


Junior Museum and Zoo's New Facility Breaks Ground
Once completed, popular attraction will increase accessibility for those with disabilities.

Palo Alto approves Junior Museum and Zoo expansion
After years of planning and fundraising, project gets green light from City Council.

Junior Museum and Zoo brings science to the classroom
Outreach program from Palo Alto institution targets low-income communities.

Natural development: Junior Museum & Zoo may get major redo
Museum will move temporarily to Cubberley while facility is rebuilt to nearly twice the size by mid-2020

The Peery Foundation and Local Community Raise $25 Million to Build a new Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo Junior
The Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo (JMZ) will be re-imagined and rebuilt, thanks to a $15 million matching grant from the Peery Foundation and $10 million in private donations from local donors.

The Social Learning Lab at Stanford University
The Social Learning Lab is interested in how children learn about the world and how they communicate what they now. The lab has been doing research at the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo since December 2014.


The JMZ Partners with the Packard Foundation
The Junior Museum & Zoo is proud to announce a partnership with the David & Lucile Packard Foundation to better serve children with physical or developmental disabilities.


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Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE) Highlights the JMZ’s “Bill the Science Guy”
Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE) writes about the JMZ’s own Bill Gutoff, better known at Addison Elementary as “Bill the Science Guy.”


Blue Star Museum
The Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo Announces its Participation in Blue Star Museums


A Conversation with Dr. Alison Gopnik
Thoughts for parents from Dr. Alison Gopnik.


Gratitude for the Cosmic Miracle of A Newborn Child
Thoughts for parents from Dr. Alison Gopnik.


Peery Foundation Help Raise Funds for Junior Museum and Zoo
Matching-gift challenge will help rebuild the museum and zoo.


Palo Alto Zookeepers Recall Teaching Moments
Core value of the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo.


Zoo to Debut Weaverbird House Exhibit
Weaverbird House Exhibit project coming to life with the help from our generous supporters.


Bald Eagle Spotted in Menlo Park
Sequoia’s adventure.


Sequoia Returns To Palo Alto Zoo
Watch Sequoia on television.


Bald Eagle Plants Herself in Palo Alto
Learn more about Sequoia.