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CuriOdyssey Storm Recovery

After 11 Weeks of Unplanned Closure, CuriOdyssey Reopened on June 3

Updated June 30, 2023

CuriOdyssey temporarily closed on March 14, 2023, when the first of two major storms battered Coyote Point Recreation Area, the San Mateo County park that includes the CuriOdyssey campus. Throughout the park, over 100 fallen trees blocked access to the park’s roads, parking lots and pedestrian paths, and damaged pavement, causing safety concerns for the public. With most of the debris now cleared from pedestrian and vehicle pathways, County officials gave Coyote Point tenants the green light to reopen in June. CuriOdyssey reopened to the public on June 3, 2023. Read more in our blog post.

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Please consider donating to our storm recovery and investing in the wellbeing of our animals, staff, and campus. While CuriOdyssey remained closed to the public, we were unable to earn the revenue that covers our operating expenses as a 501c(3) nonprofit. Your donations will help defray our costs for animal care and facility repairs during this difficult and unavoidable closure.

All donations to CuriOdyssey are fully tax deductible.

Wildlife Wish List

Support our Wildlife Team and their expert care of CuriOdyssey's resident animals by purchasing keeper-selected items off their Amazon Wish List. This is a great option for kids, families, and for those that want to show their support with a small gift. The Wish List will be updated frequently; check back for newly added, special items for our keepers and animals!

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Latest Updates

Eric Maschwitz on KPIX about ViewPoint

KPIX Highlights our Storm Recovery and Reopening

Fri June 30, 2023

After visiting in April, KPIX’s Lezla Gooden returned to CuriOdyssey in June to speak with Director of Exhibits Eric Maschwitz about our reopening and storm recovery, as well as the opening of our ViewPoint exhibition. The segment originally aired on June 29.

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North American river otter Gunner swims in his enclosure. His replacement viewing window can be seen in the background.

Announcing Our Reopening on June 3

Tue May 30, 2023

CuriOdyssey is thrilled to announce that it will reopen to the public on June 3.

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With Reopening Around the Corner, CuriOdyssey Needs Your Help!

Thu May 25, 2023

We invite you to join fellow volunteers and CuriOdyssey community members for a campus clean-up day in anticipation of our reopening in early June. Storm Recovery Campus Clean-Up Day Wednesday,…

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Great Great Owl Faora sitting on her nest.

Public Reopening Estimated for Early June

Fri April 14, 2023

Based on new information from the San Mateo County Parks department, we now estimate reopening to the public in early June.

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A thumbnail image of our storm recovery slideshow.

Campus Repairs Continue While Power Remains Out

Fri March 31, 2023

While power outages and repairs continue, CuriOdyssey remains closed to the public for at least two more weeks.

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Storm Update from CuriOdyssey’s Executive Director

Thu March 23, 2023

Executive director Aragon Burlingham provides a behind-the-scenes look at the storm damage to CuriOdyssey.

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Director of Conservation and Animal Health Dr. Kate Sulzner stands next to a fallen eucalyptus tree on the CuriOdyssey campus.

A Tale of Storms, Trees, and Climate Change at CuriOdyssey

Thu March 23, 2023

Northern California has experienced the brutal reality of climate change through the increasingly intense storm season.

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Photo of storm damage sustained on March 14, 2023

CuriOdyssey Temporarily Closed Due to Storm Damage

Wed March 15, 2023

CuriOdyssey announced its temporary closure after the March 14 storm and resulting damage and loss of electricity. All our animals and staff remain safe. 

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News Coverage

KPIX Revisits after Reopening

Aired June 29, 2023 | Watch online

San Mateo Daily Journal Covers Reopening Plans

Published June 3, 2023 | Read online

ABC7 Highlights Animal Care During Closure

Aired April 18, 2023 | Watch online

San Mateo Daily Journal Covers Challenges to Reopening

Published April 18, 2023 | Read online

KPIX Surveys Storm Damage and Recovery

Aired April 7, 2023 | Watch online

KTVU Features CuriOdyssey as Power Outages Persist

Aired March 23, 2023 | Watch online

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1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA 94401
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CuriOdyssey is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Tax ID 94-1262434

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ASTC Member. Association of Science and Technology Centers.
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