The Junior Center’s mission is to cultivate curiosity and creative exploration through the arts and sciences. Located in the heart of Oakland on the shores of Lake Merritt, we aim to serve all youth throughout Oakland and beyond.
We value the necessity of equity and representation in the fields of art and science and invest in the future of these fields by providing equitable access to our programs.
We value creativity and imagination – two cornerstones in art and science exploration. We design our programs to support innovation and creative inquiry.