$9.50 - Children (under 2 years old FREE)
$13.50 - Adults
$8.50 - Students (13-17) & Seniors (62+)
Park entrance fee - $6/car

Tues – Sun, 10am – 5pm
Closed Mondays & Thanksgiving Day
Fri Nov 16: Close at 4pm


Banana Slug

banana slug close up

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

Ariolimax columbianus

History at CuriOdyssey

They were collected by a private collector and transferred to CuriOdyssey from 2005 to 2008.

Fun Facts about Banana Slugs

People have been known to eat banana slugs. The indigenous Yurok of the North Coast area would use “the large yellow slug” for food when other food became scarce.

What do Banana Slugs eat?

In the wild, Banana Slugs consume dead plant material, animal excrement, mushrooms, and poison oak. At CuriOdyssey, they are fed leafy greens, vegetables, and fruits.

How long do Banana Slugs live?

In the Wild: 1 to 7 years.
In Captivity: 1 to 7 years.

Where do Banana Slugs live?

Banana Slugs can be found in moist forest areas. Their habitat ranges from Pacific Northwest of the United States.

Are Banana Slugs endangered?

No special wildlife conservation 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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guests by sponsoring an animal of your choice for a year.

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San Mateo, CA 94401


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