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Palo Alto: Kids zoo and museum receives $25M to rebuild

Published Friday March 3

Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo gets $15 milllon matching grant after bringing in $10 mill. in donations

A facility that aims to get children interested in the natural world at an early age has gotten a resounding stamp of approval from the community.

The city-owned and -operated Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo is the recipient of $25 mill. in philanthropic funds, enough to almost double its size, expand programming and outreach efforts, make the site more sustainable and add other improvements such as extra restrooms and seventeen more parking spaces.

Construction is set to begin in 2018 and the completely new facility is expected to open in 2020.

Article length: About 870 words.
Tags: East Palo Alto
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