CREATE AND EXPLORE WITH US!

We are a small, arts and science community center located in Lakeside Park on Lake Merritt — our learning spaces focus on self-guided learning through play.

Activities are set up in each space as invitations to our young visitors to create and explore with us. Activities are open to learners of all ages.


GENERAL ADMISSION | $6

VISITING HOURS
TUESDAY                     10AM – 3PM
WEDNESDAY             10AM – 3PM
THURSDAY                  10AM – 3PM
FRIDAY                          10AM – 3PM
SATURDAY                  CLOSED DURING SUMMER
SUNDAY                        CLOSED
MONDAY                       CLOSED


WHERE WE’RE LOCATED

We are located at 558 Bellevue Avenue in Lakeside Park.

PARKING
The City of Oakland will charge a fee for parking in Lakeside Park from 7:30am to dusk. Parking is $2 for 2 hours or $5 for the day unless otherwise noted. Metered street parking is also available on Perkins, Grand, and Bellevue Ave.

If you are a school group planning to visit the Junior Center, please contact us to find out about necessary arrangements.