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We did it! Thanks to our donors, we have raised $25 million to rebuild the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo.

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Welcome to the Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo

Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and enhancing the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo (JMZ).

The Friends work closely with the JMZ and the City of Palo Alto to provide:
* A new Junior Museum & Zoo facility, for which the Friends recently raised $25 million
* Free science education classes for students in East Palo Alto through the Science Outreach Program
* Exciting and interactive museum exhibits

We Made It! - Building a New Zoo for Me and You

The Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo have raised $25 million to rebuild the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo.

Community treasures, such as the JMZ, which make Palo Alto such a wonderful place to live and visit, would not be possible without the generosity of our private donors. We want to take a moment to celebrate and thank our donors for making the new JMZ a reality.”
-Aletha Coleman, Friends’ Board President

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A Center of Science Excellence

Junior Museum & Zoo Educators teach STEM curriculum science lessons in the Palo Alto Unified School District, as well as in at-risk schools in East Palo Alto through the Science Outreach Program. Learn more about what you can do to help support science in under-resourced schools.

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