Create and Explore With Us

Finding new ways to Create and Explore!

We are excited to bring back limited in-person classes and camps this Winter.

We have secured a temporary site for classes and camps while the Center is being refurbished. Thank you to our gracious hosts Lotus Bloom Preschool!

Winter Camp 2021: Drawing Lab

Registration is open for Winter Camp 2021!

Winter After-school Classes


Winter After-school Classes will be from January 19 – March 23

Registration is open for Winter After-school classes!

We will be offering:

  • Visual Art Workshop
  • Game Design
  • Carpentry

Take a look at the amazing work by our Teaching Artists!

Temporary Center Closure Due to 2021 Fire

The Junior Center of Art and Science remains ever resilient, a testament to its 67 year history.  Even during a pandemic, until our recent fire, we have been situated on the shore of Lake Merritt between the Nature Center and the Sailboat House, overlooking the Bird Sanctuary. 

During the soon to be initiated building rehabilitation process (to be completed June 2022) and until our return to the site, we are operating remotely and in school and nonprofit partner sites. One such current location is at 555 19th Street, Suite 131, Downtown Oakland. Register as usual via the various website links and other location details will be provided! 

We hope you all take good care.

In community,

The Junior Center Team

Questions? Contact us at [email protected] and someone from our team will contact you soon!