Party in the Park

Party in the Park

Join us on Saturday, May 14 at 11 a.m. for a special Party in the Park to celebrate the official grand openings of the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo (JMZ) and Rinconada Park and unveil JMZ’s new Voyage Solar System Model exhibit. 

Come connect with your community at Rinconada Park and enjoy: 

  • Official ribbon-cutting ceremony and speaker’s program with City and Friends of the JMZ officials
  • Family friendly entertainment, including DJ John Beaver

  • Opportunities to encounter animals at the JMZ  
  • Free tours of the newly renovated and expanded JMZ 
  • New amenities at the recently renovated Rinconada Park, such as the new playground, a more accessible area with amenities inspired by the Magical Bridge, new picnic area, and new outdoor elliptical machines and stationary bikes
  • Tours of the new Voyage Solar System Model exhibit, a free outdoor 1- to 10-billion scale model of the Solar System
  • Animal encounters including JMZ's bald eagle, Sequoia
  • Free ice cream by Treatbot

  • Food trucks  

Learn about more spring events in our blog and our community calendar.


  • Saturday, May 14, 2022 | 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM


The event will begin at the Rinconada Park JMZ entrance, in between the JMZ and Girl Scout House. Please note, the parking lot will be closed to accommodate food trucks. Consider walking, biking and taking alternate modes of transport to arrive at the event.

Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo and Rinconada Park, 1451 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94301  View Map

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