The Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo serves children, ages birth to nine, and their caregivers. 

Two Children in the Museum using Gears  

All visitors must purchase their tickets and make their reservations online prior to their visit.  Click here to: purchase advanced tickets.  

October 7, 2023, the new outdoor California Dinosaur Garden exhibit opens with a free special event from 10:30 a.m. until noon, inclusive of a ribbon cutting and walk-through tours of the exhibit.  The Museum and Zoo will open for ticketed visitors at 12:30 p.m. on this day.

The bird flu continues to endanger birds living in the wild and here in our zoo.  You can help keep our flock safe.  Learn More

Flamingo feeding times:  11 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Sloth encounters: 3:30-4:30, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thurdays.

General Admission

Tickets are $10 for each person over 12 months of age. To buy a ticket, you first have to create an Enjoy Online Account. (Please don't come if your child is sick.)

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 Admission

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

Reduced Tickets

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

ACM Reciprocal Admission

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

Field Trip 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



Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo Map

Getting around the Junior Museum & Zoo has never been easier thanks to our brand new facility. 

A map of the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo

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