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Tuesday- Saturday

10:00am – 3:00pm

Sunday (Special Events Only)


General Admission is FREE.
Programs and Special Exhibits have a fee.
Refer to program pages for specific fees.


The City of Oakland will charge a fee for parking in Lakeside Park from 7:30am to dusk. If you are an individual or school group planning to visit the Junior Center, please contact the staff to find out more about these fees and special arrangements available to JCAS clients. You can also avoid the parking fee by parking on the street near the intersection of Perkins and Bellevue Avenue. The Center is a short half a block “walk in the park” from that intersection.

Registered JCAS students will receive parking passes to pick-up and drop-off their child(ren). Please contact the JCAS staff for more information.


The Junior Center will be closed on the following dates. Please note that some of the dates listed below are the Saturday before the Monday holiday since JCAS is regularly open Tuesday through Saturday during the school year. Staff will be checking mail and phone messages.

Labor Day: September 3 – 6

Veterans day: November 11 , 12

Thanksgiving: November 22 – 26

Winter Break: December 24 – 26th,

New Years: December 31st – January 2nd

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: January 14

President’s Day: February 18

Memorial Day: May 27th

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Junior Center of Art and Science

Lakeside Park

558 Bellevue Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610


510.839.8102 (fax)

JCAS Tax ID # is 94-1236838