Everything there is to explore at the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo

Outside in the Zoo

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.  Please note that due health risks posed by the bird flu, some birds are off exhibit until further notice.  Good news! As of November 22, daily flamingo feedings have resumed at 11a.m. and 3 p.m.



Indoor science exhibits

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.

Photos by Artem Nazarov.

Get a Closer Look at our Exhibits