Create and Explore With Us

Create and Explore with us from the comfort of your own home.

We’re offering several ways to connect online – make new friends while getting creative at home. Virtual classes are led by professional teaching artists and science educators who inspire a warm, open and creative environment where youth feel encouraged to take risks, explore, and try their hand at a myriad of techniques.  Some virtual classes include art kits that can be mailed or picked up.

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.

In-Person and Online Fall Classes at JCAS

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.  

Classes at the Junior Center of Art & Science begin September 13, 2021.

This fall, we’ll be offering both in-person and online opportunities to create and explore with us.

Please visit our “In Person Classes” page to learn more about outdoor, in-person activities at JCAS.

Please visit our “Virtual JCAS” page to learn more about our online offerings for Fall 2021.

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!