About the Junior Museum and Zoo

 

 

Junior Museum & Zoo

Our mission is to engage a child's curiosity in science and nature.

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, your child's natural scientist will be nurtured.

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. 

A visitor created a wonderful video of their family visit. Click HERE to view it.


We are a BLUE STAR MUSEUM!

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s service members, including National Guard and Reserve, and their families from Memorial Day, May 26, 2014 through Labor Day, September 1, 2014. Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families.

To learn more or to find other Blue Star Museums, click here.



Junior Museum & Zoo

1451 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: 650-329-2111
Fax: 650-473-1965
funscience@cityofpaloalto.org

Hours:
  • Closed Mondays
  • Tuesday through Saturday, 10am  5pm
  • Sunday, 1pm  4pm
  • Animals are put to bed at half an hour before closing.

CLOSED ON JULY 4TH

A $5 donation per person is suggested.

Donate to the Friends of the Junior Museum & Zoo: www.friendsjmz.org







Last Updated: Jul 3, 2014
JMZ Quick Links
Rate Sheet for School & Group Programs - 2012-13
Revision Date: 1/22/2013
Revision Date: 9/10/2013
Revision Date: 9/10/2013
Birthday Party Reservation Form 2012
Revision Date: 8/31/2012
School and Group Programs Class List - 2012-13
Revision Date: 8/30/2012