The Palo Alto Junior Museum





Make an online donation to the Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo. Your donation will support the new exhibits. Various levels of commemorative blocks are available. For more information visit our Campaign for Exhibits page.


Due to the effects of Covid-19, the re-opening of the Junior Museum & Zoo is planned for Spring 2021.

Junior Museum & Zoo Fall Programming

Registration has begun for our fall programming, which will be offered for children in 1st through 5th grades. We are offering both outdoor and virtual programming this fall.

Junior Museum Science Outdoors
Join Junior Museum environmental educators completely outdoors, after school, in our beautiful open spaces!  
Program sites include Arastradero Preserve, Foothills Park and the Baylands Preserve. With each program, your child will learn about the unique plants, animals and ecology of each place while enjoying all of the beauty and adventure these amazing wild spaces have to offer.  Social distancing, masks, and other health and safety protocols will be maintained.

Junior Museum Virtual Zoo
Do you love animals? Get a virtual close up view of our animals and their lives at our zoo, from our littlest bugs to our playful ferrets! Watch them eat, play, and explore all while we learn about what it takes to be a zookeeper!

Contact Us
The Junior Museum at the Cubberley Community Center
4050 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303 
Phone: 650-329-2111

Young girl and caregiver peer at butterflies in a cabinet