The best hidden museums of the 650

The Peninsula’s lesser-known museums are hiding in some delightfully unexpected places. Sure, they’re smaller, but they have plenty to offer in eye-catching exhibits and intriguing historical displays.

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Palo Alto’s kiddie zoo just reopened! Here are 8 animals that zookeepers think you shouldn’t miss on your first visit back.

After two years and $33 million, the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo is twice the size, with 50 species and a two-story treehouse. (Photo courtesy Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo) When the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo outgrew its clunky 1940s architecture (including concrete bathtub-shaped exhibits), the beloved family staple closed to undergo a two-year makeover. Now it’s back at nearly double the size with a Loose-in-the-Zoo theme that ...

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Chef Martin Yan talks wok hei and noodles for longevity in a climate crisis

Yan joins Bay Area food movers and shakers for Acterra Holiday reFresh event Acclaimed chef, culinary consultant and TV personality Martin Yan of San Mateo is one of the featured Bay Area food movers and shakers participating in Acterra's Holiday reFresh program, demoing favorite plant-based dishes. (Photo courtesy of Yan Can Cook) I'm waiting on a feature-length biopic movie of legendary chef Martin Yan (filmmaker friends, take note!), but until that gets ...

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