Walk-up tickets are not available. Please purchase your ticket online prior to arrival. Please also be aware that masks are required while at the Museum & Zoo, both indoors and out-of-doors.
The Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo serves children, ages birth to nine, and their caregivers.
Due to COVID-19, masks are required to be worn at all times by Junior Museum visitors, staff and volunteers while on the premises, including while in the outdoor Zoo and Dawn Redwood Courtyard. All visitors must purchase their tickets and make their reservations online prior to their visit. Click here to: purchase advanced tickets.
We have some of our birds behind the scenes in response to recent outbreaks of bird flu. Learn More Fortunately, as of November 22, daily flamingo feedings have resumed. Feeding times: 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for each person over 12 months of age. To buy a ticket, you first have to create an Enjoy Online Account.
Purchase a Ticket
Our ticketing software can be difficult to navigate. We are aware of the inconvenience and are working to improve your experience.
Members receive free admission plus other benefits for an entire year. Members must make reservations for all visits to enter the museum by purchasing $0.00 tickets online AFTER they have purchased their membership.
Become a Member
This program is eligible to low-income families or families with members who have disabilities. Tickets may only be purchased for those living in the same household at the same address.
Apply for Reduced Tickets
If you are a member at another ACM (Association of Children’s Museums) museum with reciprocal benefits you qualify for a 50% discount on our ticket price for up to six guests.
Apply for ACM Reciprocal Admission
Self-guided field trips are available at a price of $5.00 per ticket for school groups of 10 or more. Field trips are only available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and require advanced reservation. To book a self-guided field trip at the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Getting around the Junior Museum & Zoo has never been easier thanks to our brand new facility.
We are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.!
Entry Times (effective 8/1):
10:00 a.m. | 12:30 p.m. | 2:30 p.m.
Holiday Closures: Nov 24, 25; Dec 25, Jan 1.
Special Holiday Hours: Dec 24 and 31, open 10am - 3pm.
1451 Middlefield Rd
Palo Alto, CA