Preschool & Afterschool Classes

Young girl and man looking at a hedgehog

The Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo offers a full range of science experiences for children ages 3-11, including many “parent and me" preschool classes and standards-based elementary school programs after school.

For our upcoming classes, see the JMZ Catalog and

Enjoy! Catalog. 

Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo

Junior Museum & Zoo

Cubberley Auditorium

4050 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Phone: 650-329-2111
Fax: 650-473-1965

Program Catalogs:

JMZ Program Catalog

Enjoy! Catalog

Preschool Classes

Give your young scientist an amazing experience of exploration and discovery in one of our hands-on classes designed especially for inquisitive preschoolers, 3-5 years old. In all of our preschool classes, a parent or caregiver must attend with the child. Sorry, but unregistered siblings are not allowed in class.


Does your elementary school-aged child love science? Have them join us after school for one of our many hands-on afterschool science classes!

Afterschool Programs at your School

We currently offer our Science with a Twist afterschool program at Duveneck, Ohlone, and Nixon elementary schools. To see a flyer, please visit our School Programs page.