$9.50 - Children (under 2 years old FREE)
$12.50 - Adults
$8.50 - Students (13-17) & Seniors (62+)
Park entrance fee - $6/car

Hours:
Tues - Sun, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays
Closed Thanksgiving Day
Sunday, Dec. 10 hours: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Animals

Western Pond Turtle

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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

Actinemys marmorata

History at CuriOdyssey

CuriOdyssey houses two adult and five juvenile western pond turtles.The adult male was found in San Jose and housed with non-native turtles so he could not be released back in to the wild. He was donated to in 1999. The adult female was dropped off at the Santa Clara Humane Society with no information on her history. Without knowing where she came from, she could not be released back into the wild. She was donated in 1999. The five juveniles were hatched here at CuriOdyssey in 2016.

Fun Facts about Western Pond Turtles

Western pond turtles, also known as Pacific pond turtles, in northern regions of their range, appear to hibernate on the bottom of ponds in winter months. In southern regions they remain active year round.

What do Pond Turtles eat?

Western pond turtles consume pods of yellow lily, water plants, insects, fish, worms, crustaceans, and carrion. At CuriOdyssey, they are served smelt, aquatic plants and algae, worms, turtle pellets.

How long do Pond Turtles live?

In the Wild: up to 40 years
In Captivity: 50-70 years

Where do Pond Turtles live?

Western pond turtle's habitats includes ponds, marshes, and streams, often seen basking on logs and mud banks. They range from Southwestern British Columbia to northwestern Baja California.

Are Western Pond Turtles endangered?

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife consider the Western pond turtle a species of special concern, and California state law protects them. The northern populations have virtually disappeared in some ranges.

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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LOCATION

1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA 94401

650-342-7755
info@curiodyssey.org

CuriOdyssey is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Tax ID 94-1262434

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