Super Family Sundays at the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo are appreciation days for families who have kids with physical disabilities and learning differences.
Super Family Sunday events are free and provide exclusive access to the Junior Museum & Zoo in a quiet, non-crowded setting. Each event introduces children to hands-on science activities and up-close and personal encounters with their favorite zoo animals.
These events welcome all children with all disabilities as well as siblings and grandparents. Super Family Sunday gives kids “a chance to have VERY positive experiences here. More importantly, it’s fun, accepting, joyful and rewarding for us all,” says one parent.
The Junior Museum & Zoo’s special team of educators is trained to work with children who have disabilities. Another parent who brings their child to Super Family Sundays says that “the entire JMZ team is amazing with all of the children and their behaviors. Beyond tolerance, [they] welcome and celebrate our community and children.”
Super Family Sunday events are part of broader inclusion and accessibility initiatives that will lead to a new Junior Museum & Zoo that is universally accessible for children of all abilities.