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

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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.


Afterschool Classes

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.

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Junior Museum & Zoo

Cubberley Auditorium

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


Program Catalogs:

JMZ Catalog Summer 2018

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