Our mission is to engage a child's curiosity in science and nature.
The JMZ is a place where children and their caregivers come to explore, discover, create and play. Through hands-on science exhibits and a diverse community of live animals, your child's natural scientist will be nurtured.
The Zoo is home to more than 50 species of animals—about 200 specimens in all—many of which are brought into classrooms as part of the Junior Museum & Zoo's science outreach program with local schools. Some of the animals include bobcats, raccoons, jungle bats, hedgehogs, ferrets, snakes, fresh water fish and invertebrates, birds, turtles and a giant tortoise!
We offer a menagerie of science programs for schools and community groups, as well as classes, summer camps and birthday parties for families.
A visitor created a wonderful video of their family visit. Click HERE to view it.
SQUISH MUD BETWEEN YOUR TOES! Every Thursday in April, 1 - 4pm
Help us build our cob bench! Cob is an ancient, sustainable building technique that uses mud. Bring your kids to help out. All ages are welcome. Dress to get dirty. Meet in front of the JMZ, and plan to help for at least a half-hour. FREE!