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Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo

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INFORMATION

1451 Middlefield Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94301


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Phone
(650) 329-2111
Hours
10 am – 5 pm (Tues – Sat)
1 pm – 4 pm (Sun)
Tickets
FREE but $5 donation per person suggested.
Membership
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DESCRIPTION FOR Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo

There are a number of options for museums, zoos, and even an open-air Safari within the San Francisco surrounding area, but nearly none of the available animal exhibits is as low-cost as the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo. Though a $5 donation is requested, it's not required, so you're free to do what you like – and so are the kids.
 
Much of the draw comes down to the animals. The kids may go quickly through the Green Energy machines on wind and solar power, and the Buzzzz beauty of bugs – unless the kids opt for dress-up and crawling around on the web like spiders. There is also an observational beehive, along with an aviary for birds. The fish tanks, snakes, and turtles...

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TIPS FOR VISITING Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo

1. Closing days: Mondays and rainy days.

2. Summer is busy, so show up at 10 am for good parking spots and more time with hands-on exhibits. Best times to arrive are between noon to 2 pm during the school year.

3. Pay $50 for a group of 10 kids on a field trip ($5 per kid), while parental chaperones and teachers get in for free.

4. Trip Planning Freebies: Parking is free, bike racks are free, and a 30-minute walk is free from the Caltrain stop at California Avenue, or the Palo Alto station on University Avenue. Walking is still free but faster (3-5 minutes) via the #35 VTA bus on Melville Road. Work in a trip to the library via the free Palo Alto Crosstown Shuttle, and the zoo is...

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BIRTHDAY PARTY AT Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo

Party Time at Palo Alto Junior Museum

Telephone: (650) 329-2111

Email: ines.thiessen@cityofpaloalto.org

Time: Two hours on Saturdays (11 am or 2 pm) or Sundays (1:30 pm)

Party price: $345 for 15 Children Aged 5+

Included: Tablecloths, Private Room, Science Activities

Themes: Super Kinetics, Zoo Animal Party

Membership: N/A

Website Link: www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/jmz/birthday.asp

Bring Your Own: 2 Adult Chaperones, Cake, Food ,Drinks, Decorations, and Tableware (Plates, Cups, Utensils)

Children of all ages enjoy the Palo Alto Junior Museum, but a birthday party here might be a new experience. The Super Kinetics party packs in science-related activities that the kids will definitely want to recreate at home. Be prepared to discover your child's talent at building scaled-down roller coasters for their marbles, and all of the possibilities of the...

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