Programs & Field Trips

Two girls and woman conducting a science activity

Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo

Education Director
Alex Hamilton

Phone: 650-329-2412
Fax: 650-473-1965

JMZ Program Catalog


The JMZ offers a full range of science experiences for children ages 3-11, including many “parent and me classes” through the JMZ Catalog and Enjoy! Catalog; self-guided field trips; standards-based elementary school programs at the museum, in schools and in local open spaces; and interpretive programs for preschools and community groups.

Please keep in mind that Prices are subject to change at anytime.


Birthday Parties

Celebrate your birthday at the JMZ with one of our Science Birthday Programs!


School Programs

Plan a field trip, or have the JMZ come to your school with one of our standards-based hands-on science programs for school and community groups.


Preschool & Afterschool Classes

Sign up for a science class at the JMZ!


Summer Camps

Learn more about our week-long hands-on science camps for campers from preschool to middle school.

Open Space Field Trips

For reserving open space field trips for your school groups, please see the Open Space section of our School Programs page for more information.


Self-Guided Field Trips

For reserving self-guided field trips to the JMZ for school classes and other groups please see our Visit page.


For booking a science program during your visit, see our School Programs page for offerings.