The JMZ is a place where children and their caregivers come to explore, discover, create and play. Through hands-on science exhibits and a diverse community of live animals, we seek to engage a child's curiosity for science and nature.
The Zoo is home to more than 50 species of animals—about 200 specimens in all—many of which are brought into classrooms as part of the Junior Museum & Zoo's science outreach program with local schools. Some of the animals include bobcats, raccoons, jungle bats, hedgehogs, ferrets, snakes, fresh water fish and invertebrates, birds, turtles and a giant tortoise!
We offer a menagerie of science programs for schools and community groups, as well as classes, summer camps and birthday parties for families.
Junior Museum & Zoo 1451 Middlefield Road Palo Alto, CA 94301 Phone: 650-329-2111 Fax: 650-473-1965
Tuesday through Saturday, 10am – 5pm
Sunday, 1pm – 4pm
Animals are put to bed at half an hour before closing.
Individual admission is free. A $5 donation per person is appreciated.