Junior Museum & Zoo

The Junior Museum & Zoo is committed to being engaging and fun for people of all ages and abilities.


Our trained Museum educators offer a wide range of hands-on, interactive programming to local schools.


The Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo is a place where children and their caregivers come to explore, discover, create, play, and get curious about science and nature. Through hands-on science exhibits, a diverse community of live animals, and immersive zoo experiences your child's natural scientist will be nurtured!

On November 12, 2021, we opened our doors after a complete rebuild and redesign of our facility and visitor experience. At 15,085 total square feet, our new footprint is nearly double that of the old, with much needed visitor amenities, fully accessible exhibits, and additional program space.  


COVID-19 Prevention

The Junior Museum and Zoo is committed to providing a safe and inviting environment for all. Please visit our page below for more information about our safety measures.