Within a netted aviary, animals roam freely and safely with visitors in a beautiful, natural, and whimsical setting. Featured exhibits include the Tree House, Meerkat Desert, Raccoon Creek, Cichlid Lake, Rabbit Meadow, Tortoise Savannah, and Wildlife Circle (where visitors can meet animals and talk with Zookeepers). Children can marvel at flamingos, macaws, ducks, and many unique birds. Adventures await as children can climb in a net above the zoo and explore an underwater tunnel and many nooks.
Our birds enjoy being "loose in the zoo"
Edward the African spurred tortoise going on a stroll with his friends
Sequoia the bald eagle stretching her wings
The flamingos having a snack
Exploring our freshwater tank
Our treehouse overlooking the pond
Feeding the hornbill
Edward the African spurred tortoise enjoying his lunch
Our scarlet ibis enjoying the view
View the meerkats from inside the Exhibit hall!
Visiting the meerkats
Our peacock takes a stroll of the Zoo
Making friends with the spoonbill
The flamingos out on a stroll of the Zoo
Exploring the treehouse
Edward the African spurred tortoise receiving some love
A portrait of Bobby the Raccoon in his habitat
We invite children to playfully explore natural phenomena like gravity, inertia, force, motion, balance, energy, states of matter, electricity, and magnetism. Kids can play with simple machines, make a time-lapsed movie, cooperate with other kids to move balls through a giant ball machine, or make a ball machine of their own. They can also explore objects in the Museum’s extensive natural history collection, and there is a special place just for babies.
Indoor exhibit at the JMZ
Our ball machine
Balls and ramps
Building with gears
Playing with the ball machine
Experimenting with helicopters
Create your own ball ramp
Patterns and shapes
A child spins a lever to move parts of the ball machine
A child and their parent roll a ball in the Curious by Nature exhibit
Photos by Artem Nazarov.
Meet Animals and talk to Animal Caretakers in Wildlife Circle.
Junior Museum & Zoo's new wheelchair-accessible Tree House is full of fun!
Meet the Junior Museum & Zoo's newest arrival, Morty the Raccoon.
Engaging children's curiosity in science and nature!
Learn about natural history in Collection Corner.
Enjoy nature play in the Dawn Redwood Courtyard.