Palo Alto Junior Museum and 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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  • What could be better than seeing cool animals for free*? This nifty little zoo hosts a huge variety for such a small (but not crowded-feeling) space: peacock, raccoons, bats, weaver birds, fish, a pond that all sorts of beautiful water fowl call home... Thanks to the enclosure design, it's easy to get up close and personal. Inside the museum you can learn about tons of insects by looking at live creatures in tanks, examining pinned and encased specimens, and even dressing up as them and climbing on a web. There are also rotating exhibits about non-animal topics. The one we saw was about electricity and had tons of interactive features (crank this, connect these, cover that...). Though it's target audience is probably under 10, it's an awesome experience for all ages. *You should definitely donate.
  • Nice little place for kids to spend an hour or two. Few real animals and some really good cement sculptures.. the museum is an interesting place with few machines that excite the little ones. Definitely recommend to visitors with kids who look to pass a couple of hours.
  • Nice place to visit with children 3 to 10. Has many educational​ and entertainment activities that you can easily keep them engaged for 2 hours.
  • It was a nice place. Very small. Probably best suited for kids 5 and under.
  • It's free they only take a suggested $5 donation, it's a great place to take your kids. The zoo is amazing!

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