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

Two Children in the Museum using Gears  

  • Please purchase your tickets and make your reservations online prior to your visit, as we cannot guarantee entry into the museum without an advanced reservation or ticket. 

  • Stroller parking is limited and our place is small, so you are not likely to need one.  Please consider leaving your stroller at home.

  • 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 am and 3 pm. 

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

ATTENTION: The Junior Museum & Zoo is not accepting any reservations for self-guided visits to its facility until January 1st, 2024.  We apologize for any inconvenience.




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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