$8 - Children (under 2 years old FREE)
$11 - Adults
$7- Students & Seniors

Hours
Tues - Sun, 10am - 5pm.
Closed Mondays.

Animals

Madagascar Hissing Cockroach

Inverts-Hissing-Cockroach

This animal is not on exhibit in the habitats. It is one of our Animal Ambassadors and is used in public and school programs.

Latin Name

Gromphadorhina portentosa

This animal is not on exhibit in the habitats. It is an Animal Ambassador and is used in public and school programs.

History

The original adults were captive hatched at the San Francisco Zoo in 2006. The current colony was captive hatched here.

Fun Facts

Cockroaches are found on every continent including Antarctica. Cockroaches are fastidious and groom themselves constantly. “Dirty cockroaches” are dirty because they live in dirty places.

Birth Date

June 2008

Diet in the Wild

Various plant and animal matter.

Diet at the Museum

Greens, fruits, and vegetables.

Life Span

In the Wild: 2 to 5 years
In Captivity: 2 to 5 years

Habitat

Tropical forests, near river banks, and around trees and logs.

Range

Madagascar.

Conservation Status:

No special status.

Adopt me!

Your contribution helps provide my food, toys, and medical care. I’ll stay at the museum, and you’ll get a photo of me and a certificate as reminders of your generosity. Check out our adoption section and see all of our adoption levels.

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LOCATION

1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA 94401

1-650-342-7755
info@curiodyssey.org