The new outdoor California Dinosaur Garden exhibit opens Saturday, October 7th with a special free opening celebration and walk-through tour from 10:30am-noon. The Museum & Zoo won't open for reservations until 12:30pm.
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, Luna the Sloth, Tuesdays-Thursdays from 3:30-4:00 p.m. Weather dependent.
Engaging children's curiosity in science and nature!
Learn about natural history in Collection Corner.
Enjoy nature play in the Dawn Redwood Courtyard.
The Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo is adjacent to Rinconada Park.
The Palo Alto Children's Library was the first freestanding library in the country intended for solely for children.
The Palo Alto Children's Theatre hosts theatrical productions for youth ages 3 through high school.
Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo Memberships are now available! Junior Museum & Zoo Members enjoy free admission for a year, guest passes, and ACM Reciprocal Benefits. There are three membership options with varying benefits available.
Animals at the Junior Museum & Zoo provide children with age-appropriate examples of interesting adaptations, habitats, or wildlife conservation programs. Special installations bring children nose-to-nose with some animals, while other elements encourage imaginative play, support whole body movement, and stimulate multiple senses. There are over 50 species and 300 specimens housed at the JMZ.
There's always something new happening at the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo. We host events for children of all abilities and learning styles. Check the calendar to see what's coming up!
The Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo is dedicated to providing quality science education, supporting wildlife conservation, and advocating for animal welfare. Our robust community outreach program serves approximately 184,000 children and their adults.