PLEASE NOTE: The Junior Museum is currently closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  We will reopen with a brand new facility in Rinconada Park in the spring of 2021. 

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. Learn more about this exciting initiative.