The Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo
offers a range of rotating hands-on exhibits
on topics ranging from geography to forests, an indoor PlaySpot
for children up to age five, and an outdoor zoo
featuring raccoons, reptiles, bobcats and a variety of native and exotic animals. While small in scale compared to the San Francisco Zoo
, this local attraction offers an opportunity to see roughly 50 animals in an intimate setting. Classes
: The Museum offers fabulous after school science classes and workshops for children ages three to 12. Topics can include excavation, robot building, and animals, among others. Check the Enjoy!
catalog or website at www.paenjoy.org for specific lisitings. Parties
: Birthday parties are available on Saturdays and Sundays for groups of up to 15 children (including siblings). Themes offered include Zoo Animal Extravaganza
for children at least kindergarten age, Crazy Kinetics
for children in kindergarten and up, and Kitchen Chemistry
for children in at least second grade. Each party includes invitations, a 1- hour science presentation and use of the facility for an additional hour. Parties cost $195 for Palo Alto residents and $225 for non-residents.