The Palo Alto Junior Museum

The Junior Museum has moved!


Please Note: There is no zoo at our temporary location. The temporary museum has hands-on science exhibits and a very limited range of small animals on display, such as insects, reptiles, hedgehogs, and rats.


The Junior Museum has temporarily relocated to Cubberley Community Center to make way for the construction of our new facility at Rinconada Park opening in SUMMER 2020!

Woman and young girl looking at preserved butterflies in museum exhibit.


Come enjoy our exhibits, camps, and classes at our new temporary home:


Cubberley Community Center Auditorium,

4050 Middlefield Rd.

Palo Alto, CA 94303


Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo


Junior Museum

Cubberley Community Center

4050 Middlefield Road

Palo Alto, CA 94303

Phone: 650-329-2111

Fax: 650-473-1965



    Monday  Closed
    Tuesday  10am - 5pm
    Wednesday   10am - 5pm
    Thursday  10am - 5pm
    Friday   10am - 5pm
    Saturday  10am - 5pm
    Sunday  1pm - 4pm

              Members-only hours:

1st and 3rd Sunday of each

month, 11am - 1pm


Note: The JMZ will be closed November 28th and 29th for the Thanksgiving holiday.


Visit the Friends' Website for

Club JMZ benefits


Individual admission is free.

A $5 donation per person

is appreciated.

About the JMZ
Learn more about the JMZ's past and future.

Planning a visit? Learn more about our exhibits, admissions and events.

Programs & Field Trips
The JMZ offers programming on-site and in schools such as classes and summer camps.

Get Involved
Interested in membership, volunteering, jobs, or making a donation? Find out more here.

Fall Catalog
Look here for more information on upcoming JMZ programs and activities.