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Members get wrapped up in excitement as they hold Cleo the boa constrictor at our Moms & Muffins event in 2009.



Junior Museum & Zoo
1451 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: 650-329-2111
Fax: 650-473-1965

Support the Junior Museum & Zoo

The Junior Museum & Zoo depends upon generous contributions from the community through the Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo.  The Friends work closely with the City of Palo Alto and the Junior Museum & Zoo to provide:

  • Exciting and interactive museum exhibits
  • Free science education classes to students in East Palo Alto
  • Improvements and renovations to the Museum & Zoo facilities

Learn more about the Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo.

Family memberships start at $100 and include invitations to Members-only events. These events are fun, family-oriented, and provide a close-up opportunity to get to our animals.  Memberships make a great gift  for holidays, new parents, birthdays, grandparents, and teachers.

Become a Member today!

The Friends have embarked on a campaign to build a new building and zoo and to expand educational programs, called The JMZ Initiative. Click HERE to view informational videos and learn more about this exciting initiative.



Our members-only events star special guests, like Loree
Lee Harper, the Luna moth, who visited Halloween Zoo
Night. Events feature exotic guest animals and hands-on
science activities for families. 


A young girl shows her excitement as she holds a tortoise
hatchling at the Reptile Rumpus 2012.

Last Updated: Oct 26, 2017
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