The JMZ offers a full range of science experiences for children ages 3-11, including many “parent and me classes” through the JMZ Catalog and Enjoy! Catalog; self-guided field trips; standards-based elementary school programs at the museum, in schools and in local open spaces; and Interpretive programs for preschools and community groups.
Self-Guided Field Trips
School classes and other groups of 10 or more may visit us by calling (650) 329-2111 for a reservation. Fee: $5 per student. Teachers and adult chaperones are free.
Throughout the school academic year, trained Museum educators bring a wide range of standards-based science programs into K-5 local elementary school classrooms. Programs can be tailored to complement core science instruction, or structured as stand-alone experiences for students. They may be offered in school classrooms or at the Museum. Some programs, referred to as Open Space Programs, take place in local Palo Alto preserves.
Programs for Preschools classes and Community Groups
Community, neighborhood, family and scout groups may also take advantage of these unique educational opportunities by signing up for a Science Interpretive Program. Interpretives can be tailored to meet the specific needs of the group and can be delivered either at the Museum site or at an offsite location in your community. To register, please contact Alex Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
Photo Gallery of Educational Programs