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Junior Museum & Zoo

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Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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It was daycare holiday break and we were babysitting our 16-month grandson. WHAT TO DO ?? We found... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2018
San Francisco, California
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Palo Alto's Junior Museum and Zoo is a delightful place to take your young children for a couple of... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Palo Alto, California
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1451 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94301-3351
+1 650-329-2111
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All reviews science center animal exhibits great place for kids a lot of fun entrance fee couple of hours bobcat interactive
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

If you have driven by in August, 2018 you will have seen that it has all been torn down and will not be back for a couple of years.

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Reviewed August 11, 2018

It was daycare holiday break and we were babysitting our 16-month grandson. WHAT TO DO ?? We found Palo Alto Junior Museum the ideal place for toddlers, kids, adults, and older kids over 65. Everything made simple. Astronomy, Biology, Geology, Physics, Zoology. Things to open,...More

Thank Larry-Calif
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Palo Alto's Junior Museum and Zoo is a delightful place to take your young children for a couple of hours of fun. The interactive areas inside keep the children engaged and learning. The little zoo is a great place for educating kids about animals, and...More

Thank alemmenes
Reviewed March 21, 2018

I would describe this as more of a hands-on science center than museum, but either way a great way to spend a couple of hours. Lots of interactive exhibits and the zoo was small, but very fun. Definitely worth the trip. Donations accepted. Plenty of...More

Thank Teresa W
Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

A lot of fun for kids of different ages. My eight and ten year olds loved the science stations and interactive tennis ball area. Nice outside animal exhibits.

Thank belindam
Reviewed January 27, 2018

The childrens museum and zoo is so nicely kept and updated. We visited regularly while we lived nearby. Lots of animals, interactive games for children, and plenty of benches for parents/caregivers to sit. Good bathrooms as well.

Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

I was only visiting on my search around San Jose trying to find free things to do to kill time. This place is too cute! If you have a small child bring them here for some educated fun! Lots of hands on things and even...More

Thank Stacy A
Reviewed April 28, 2017

This little museum is part zoo and hands on museum. It was always a favorite of my children when they were very young. Its quite small so you can spend as little or as long as you want. After the museum you can visit the...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

This is a terrific place for family, and best of all, entrance fee is basically your voluntary donation.

Thank sbudiman
Reviewed March 16, 2017

Perhaps not World Class by adult standards, for a 3 and 5 year old this was the best ever place to go. In addition the small collection of animals, they have a science interactive center as well.

Thank Robert Q
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Response from janisw | Reviewed this property |
No lockers , but it's a small community museum, with someone attending the front desk who can see the area where bags & strollers are left. They should be pretty safe.