$9.50 - Children (under 2 years old FREE)
$13.50 - Adults
$8.50 - Students (13-17) & Seniors (62+)
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65 Years of Green Education

By CuriOdyssey | Fri August 2, 2019

CuriOdyssey Celebrates 65 Years of Green Education with New Micro Zoo Exhibit CuriOdyssey is celebrating 65 years of helping children learn to understand and care about the natural world with the launch of a new exhibit, the Micro Zoo. CuriOdyssey began 65 years ago as the San Mateo County Junior Museum, and was later renamed…

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National Zoo Keeper Week

By Adele Rios | Wed July 24, 2019

Happy National Zoo Keeper Week 2019! Presented by the AAZK, and celebrated by animal care and zoo facilities everywhere, we bring you the 2019 Keeper appreciation blog of CuriOdyssey’s Keepers! #NationalZooKeeperWeek2019 Please join us in acknowledging the wonderful, hard-working, caring individuals that make up the Wildlife Department at CuriOdyssey. Below are some of their stories:…

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How To Reduce Plastic Pollution? The Many R’s  

By CuriOdyssey | Sat July 6, 2019

How can I help? Thinking about how to approach such a large-scale challenge like plastic misuse and pollution can be overwhelming. We’ve compiled a list of “R” actions to inspire you on where to start! Remember, the world doesn’t necessarily need one person doing it “perfectly” – just a whole lot of people trying.  Reduce  This is…

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7 colorful science experiments you can do at-home

7 Colorful At-Home Science Experiments

By Adele Rios | Thu June 20, 2019

7 colorful science experiments for kids that you can do at-home, with items you may already own! Click through these experiments for detailed instructions, facilitation tips and takeaways with printable PDFs! #1: Learn About Chromatography You’ll need: Tall glass, with ½ to ¾ of an inch of water Coffee filter Scissor Pencil Tape Non-permanent markers…

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Defy Plastic July 2019

By CuriOdyssey | Wed June 19, 2019

CuriOdyssey is celebrating Defy Plastic July 2019, click here to join our team online! It’s everywhere, but how much do you really know about plastic? Synthetic plastic was first created by Leo Baekeland in 1907. Plastic is lightweight, durable, versatile, and cheap to produce. These qualities meant that this new material on the block changed the world. It revolutionized sanitation…

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New Directors Join CuriOdyssey’s Board of Directors

By CuriOdyssey | Wed May 22, 2019

SAN MATEO, CALIFORNIA – May 17, 2019 – CuriOdyssey is pleased to announce the appointment of Laurel Miranda as board chair and the election of two new directors to the organization’s board, Aragon Burlingham of Envision Learning Partners and Julie Lee, a community leader and volunteer. The board’s goal is to help accomplish CuriOdyssey’s mission…

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Endangered Species Day 2019

By CuriOdyssey | Fri May 17, 2019

Guest blog by Cody Aylward. On May 17th, CuriOdyssey celebrated Endangered Species Day! The salt marsh harvest mouse (SMHM; Reithrodontomys raviventris) is one of the local endangered species that CuriOdyssey works hard to help through our marsh restoration and research efforts, led by Senior Educator and Science Research Manager Catherine Brett. Salt marsh harvest mice have not been found at Coyote Point marsh, but we…

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Party for the Planet! Earth Day 2019

By Adele Rios | Wed May 1, 2019

Thank you to all of our 2019 sponsors and volunteers! Your commitment to a cleaner world helped remove 3 cubic yards of trash and almost 100 gallons of recyclables during our annual beach cleanup as part of our Party for the Planet Earth Day celebration on April 20, 2019. The 2019 Earth Day beach cleanup…

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Local High School Students Accept 2019 Conservation Internship

By Adele Rios | Thu April 18, 2019

Three local students from Design Tech High School participated in a two-week internship crafting educational solutions regarding trash, recycling and compost at newly green certified CuriOdyssey Science Playground & Zoo in San Mateo, CA. The 2019 Conservation Internship Project: CuriOdyssey seeks to be a leader in conservation and environmental efforts. We want to further educate…

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Gilead Grant Supports CuriOdyssey in the Classroom

By Adele Rios | Thu April 18, 2019

San Mateo, CA–April 2019–CuriOdyssey, a science playground and zoo, received a grant from the Gilead Foundation of Foster City, CA in support of the school science program, including a low-income component to serve underprivileged children. The program will offer STEM curricula and field trips for schools and groups as well as hands-on workshops, both on-site…

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