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
TUESDAY 10AM – 3PM
WEDNESDAY 10AM – 3PM
THURSDAY 10AM – 3PM
FRIDAY 10AM – 3PM
SATURDAY CLOSED DURING SUMMER
WHERE WE’RE LOCATED
We are located at 558 Bellevue Avenue in Lakeside Park.
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.