The Junior Center is a small community non-profit organization offering hands-on, interactive experiences to little learners of all ages.   
Our mission is to cultivate curiosity and creative exploration through the arts and sciences. 

Create and Explore with us from the comfort of your own home.
We’re offering several ways to connect online – whether its to try something new for family night or provide a creative outlet for your young one.
Check out our Out-Of-School Classes, JCAS Playdates, Virtual Birthdays, and more!

Click “Virtual JCAS” above to learn more.


A creative and experiential after school experience that supports a community of creative young people who want to investigate their worlds.  During class, students make new friends and learn new creative skills.
Winter term runs January 18 – March 19 Sign up today!

Our classes are led by professional teaching artists and science educators who inspire a warm, open and creative environment where students feel encouraged to take risks, explore and try their hand at a myriad of techniques.  

As a community space for Oakland and East Bay families, the Junior Center cares deeply about the health and well-being of our visiting families.

We have made the careful decision to close our center until further notice.  We continue to engage with families through our online programs – visit our Virtual JCAS page to learn more.

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!