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Guest Article on California Life Sciences Institute Site

By Adele Rios | Sun March 17, 2019

We are excited to highlight our guest article contributed to CLSI, which was released on March 12th, 2019. This past year in August the California Life Sciences Association “Bio by the Bay” reception took place at CuriOdyssey. Over 150 CLSA members had the opportunity to experience CuriOdyssey’s exhibits, visit with our animals, and learn more about…

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Four Types of Owls at CuriOdyssey

By Adele Rios | Sun March 17, 2019

Based in San Mateo, visit us and get up close to four different kinds of owls at CuriOdyssey! These owls are on exhibit daily (unless feeling under the weather). Who might you see? The Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus | This owl will inhabit almost any type of environment from dense forests, plains, and deserts to city…

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St. Patrick’s Day Science Experiments for Kids

By Adele Rios | Sat March 16, 2019

A curious collection of colorful & kooky St. Patrick’s Day science experiments and activities for kids! Photos, videos and insight to try these experiments at home. BONUS: We recommend discussing how to make an experiment more eco-friendly! Many sites linked below use single-use plastic, but could you use an alternative? From the CuriOdyssey At-Home Science…

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The Sand Hill Foundation and Atkinson Foundation make Significant Grants to CuriOdyssey’s Capital Campaign 

By CuriOdyssey | Wed March 13, 2019

CuriOdyssey is pleased to announce we received two foundation grants in support of The Campaign for CuriOdyssey, a $35M initiative to provide a world-class science center for the families of San Mateo County and beyond.   The Sand Hill Foundation has supported the museum’s school science programs since 2000. “The Sand Hill Foundation is proud to…

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March Pi Donation Month 2019

By Adele Rios | Thu March 7, 2019

Welcome to the 2019 Pi Donation Month blog! Donate $31.41 or more to CuriOdyssey in person or online by the end of March 2019 to be named a March Supporter of Science & Wildlife. As a March Supporter of Science & Wildlife, your name will be featured at our Front Desk all month long! Why donate to…

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Valentine’s Day Experiments for Kids

By Adele Rios | Thu February 14, 2019

Make science your Valentine, these themed experiments will keep love in the air! Find even more experiments on our Science Experiments for Kids page. How strong is a heart? Test out the strength of different shapes in this experiment! Materials you’ll need include: paper, tape and different books for weight. What are those fancy flowers hiding? Flowers…

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New Donors Jumpstart Phase II of The Campaign for CuriOdyssey

By CuriOdyssey | Wed January 2, 2019

CuriOdyssey science playground and zoo received three gifts recently to ignite Phase II of The Campaign for CuriOdyssey! The museum received a $1,000,000 gift from Connie and Robert Lurie in support of The Campaign for CuriOdyssey. Well-known Bay Area philanthropists, the Luries actively support programs and projects that focus on education and underserved communities. Their…

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Food at CuriOdyssey

By Adele Rios | Wed December 26, 2018

Your guide to the most frequently asked questions about dining options at CuriOdyssey. Updated Winter 2018. Email your unique question to info@curiodyssey.org, or give us a call during open hours at 650-342-7755! Can we bring our own food? Certainly! You can even have your food delivered to CuriOdyssey’s front desk (1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo,…

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Ideas for More Sustainable Gift Wrapping

By Adele Rios | Sat December 8, 2018

CuriOdyssey Conservation Crew shares creative techniques for wrapping gifts in a more sustainable way! Find a variety of ways to replicate similar techniques shown below via your favorite online search engine. Make a fun recycled (and recyclable) bow! There are different variations you can find online, pick one and give it a try (or two, or…

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Fall 2018 Volunteer Program Update

By CuriOdyssey | Thu November 29, 2018

It’s been a busy fall for our volunteer program: Four new Docents and three new TWIGs completed their Wildlife Interpretation training in early October! We have also been busy training new Wildlife Watchers to help record animal behavior for our animal welfare program. 595 volunteer hours were recorded in September and 431 in October. Of these, 209 hours in September/October…

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