Junior Museum & Zoo, Palo Alto

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  • 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 o...  more »
  • 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 muse...  more »
  • This is a terrific place for family, and best of all, entrance fee is basically your voluntary donation.  more »
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  • Pretty well-maintained children’s area inside with a separate infant/young toddler area. Very strange array of animals in the zoo, evidently mostly obtained from the local SPCA—big cats that fat cats bought for kicks and couldn’t maintain; domesticated rabbits, some reptiles, a tortoise. Some bats. Seemed pretty humane in the way that a house that mostly ignores the existence of its pets, save to feed and water them and change their bedding is pretty humane.
  • Great space for young kids. Mine love it here. Also, the price can't be beat(though donations are encouraged). I especially appreciate a budget friendly enrichment option here in Palo Alto.
  • Mostly for kids but adults can enjoy too. They have small animals and I would say that the biggest attraction are the bob cats. They have interesting stuff like beehive view holes through which you can see bees making honey. Also, there are many snacking areas where we can have a nice picnic style of outing.
  • Just the right size children's museum for preschoolers. It has enough hands on exhibits for the little ones to try but not too many to feel overwhelmed. The mini zoo is also lovely.
  • This is one of those many places that makes Palo Alto magical. It promised to be packed in a rare rain day, but on normal days it is a great bet, the insider play area keeps kids engaged and the outdoor space has enough small animals to keep small kids interested.

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