Articles and Press Releases

Palo Alto City Council Green Lights Construction of the New Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo
Palo Alto City Council has approved the construction of the new JMZ facility, including approving a construction management agreement between the City of Palo Alto and the Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo (Friends).

Palo Alto approves Junior Museum and Zoo expansion
After years of planning and fundraising, project gets green light from City Council.

Junior Museum and Zoo brings science to the classroom
Outreach program from Palo Alto institution targets low-income communities.

Natural development: Junior Museum & Zoo may get major redo
Museum will move temporarily to Cubberley while facility is rebuilt to nearly twice the size by mid-2020

The Peery Foundation and Local Community Raise $25 Million to Build a new Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo Junior
The Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo (JMZ) will be re-imagined and rebuilt, thanks to a $15 million matching grant from the Peery Foundation and $10 million in private donations from local donors.

The Social Learning Lab at Stanford University
The Social Learning Lab is interested in how children learn about the world and how they communicate what they now. The lab has been doing research at the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo since December 2014.

Sign up for Science Classes at the JMZ

The JMZ Partners with the Packard Foundation
The Junior Museum & Zoo is proud to announce a partnership with the David & Lucile Packard Foundation to better serve children with physical or developmental disabilities.

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Don’t miss out on the exciting events happening in the Palo Alto community, brought to you by the Community Services Department! A brand new e-newsletter is being launched in October to let you in on the latest news at Palo Alto’s Parks and Open Spaces, Golf Course, Art Center, Children’s Theatre, Junior Museum and Zoo, Mid-School Athletics, Recreation classes, and more!

Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE) Highlights the JMZ’s “Bill the Science Guy”
Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE) writes about the JMZ’s own Bill Gutoff, better known at Addison Elementary as “Bill the Science Guy.”

Blue Star Museum
The Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo Announces its Participation in Blue Star Museums

A Conversation with Dr. Alison Gopnik
Thoughts for parents from Dr. Alison Gopnik.

Gratitude for the Cosmic Miracle of A Newborn Child
Thoughts for parents from Dr. Alison Gopnik.

Peery Foundation Help Raise Funds for Junior Museum and Zoo
Matching-gift challenge will help rebuild the museum and zoo.

Palo Alto Zookeepers Recall Teaching Moments
Core value of the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo.

Zoo to Debut Weaverbird House Exhibit
Weaverbird House Exhibit project coming to life with the help from our generous supporters.

Bald Eagle Spotted in Menlo Park
Sequoia’s adventure.

Sequoia Returns To Palo Alto Zoo
Watch Sequoia on television.

Bald Eagle Plants Herself in Palo Alto
Learn more about Sequoia.