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Junior Museum & Zoo

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1451 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94301-3351
+1 650-329-2111
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Very nice experience, think science center & zoo

I would describe this as more of a hands-on science center than museum, but either way a great way... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2018
Teresa W
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Clive, Iowa
Great place for kids

A lot of fun for kids of different ages. My eight and ten year olds loved the science stations and... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2018
belindam
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auburn,ma
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Hours Today: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1451 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94301-3351
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+1 650-329-2111
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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.

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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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Reviewed February 1, 2017

This small museum and zoo is filled with interesting animals, activities, and play space for young children (maybe 1 to 8). There are plenty of volunteers and staff to answer questions, show the animals, and make visitors feel at home. Although there is a suggested...More

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Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo. However it was two days after Christmas and it was jammed! Our two year old granddaughter loved it...running from one exhibit to the next. There were lots of hands on things for her...More

Thank ADolores
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Reviewed December 15, 2016

ACTUAL VISITS 1998-2003 NOT 2016! We visited often when our kids were young ~1998-2003 Loved it. Right by the children's library and Rinconada Park. Fun every time.

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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.
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