CuriOdyssey Drones and Raptors Event
SWOOP – A Celebration of Flight takes off on February 9 – 11 and February 17 – 19, 2018

SAN MATEO, CA – December 18, 2017 – CuriOdyssey’s extraordinary exhibition, SWOOP - A Celebration of Flight, opens on the evening of February 9 and runs for two weekends, February 10–11 and February 17–19, 2018. This unique avian and aeronautical festival will thrill curious kids and families with exciting indoor drone races and nature’s aerial experts, live raptors, up close and soaring overhead.

Watch drones dodge and dart as they race at dizzying speeds through a four-level obstacle course in CuriOdyssey’s enormous Redwood Hall. Talk with experienced drone pilots about aeronautical exploits and how to fly or build a drone yourself.

Watch raptors soar through the sky, glide overhead and perform daring feats on command with falconer, Kenny Elvin. Meet CuriOdyssey’s raptors up close and learn about the science of their flight from professional animal keepers during special Animals in Action presentations.

Be awed and amazed by the beauty and precision of natural and manmade flight at this remarkable CuriOdyssey exhibition.

Please note that drones are not permitted at any time outside in Coyote Point Recreation Area and violators will be subject to citation and fines. All participating drones and pilots are pre-registered and managed through the event sponsor, Eaton & Associates.

This exhibition is included with admission and free for members. For more information on CuriOdyssey’s SWOOP - Drones and Raptors event, see . To learn about becoming a CuriOdyssey member, visit .

About CuriOdyssey

CuriOdyssey is a serious science playground where kids observe wild animals and experiment with real scientific phenomena. As a science and wildlife center touching more than 180,000 people each year, CuriOdyssey helps children acquire tools to deeply understand their changing world. CuriOdyssey is located in San Mateo in Coyote Point Park. For more information, visit


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