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On the mornings of Friday, April 19 and Thursday, April 25, we will have several field trips on site. Please anticipate large groups and a busier campus!


A young kid carefully pets a millipede held by a CuriOdyssey volunteer

5 Tips for an Accessible Visit to CuriOdyssey

By Katie Mock | Tue March 19, 2024

We strive to provide spaces and exhibits that are as accessible as possible every day. Here are five tips on how to get the most out of your visit with us!

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Little Free Library at CuriOdyssey

By Katie Mock | Fri February 23, 2024

Are you a reader? Do you like to share books? Did you know that CuriOdyssey has a Little Free Library? We do! It is right out front in a beautiful…

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CuriOdyssey Gift Guide

By Katie Mock | Tue December 19, 2023

Hello from the CuriOdyssey Gift Shop! This holiday season, please consider us for your local holiday shopping list needs! CuriOdyssey is a 501c3 non-profit organization, with all store purchases going to support/care for CuriOdyssey and the animals that call us home. 🐾

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3 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your IlluminOdyssey Visit

By Katie Mock | Fri December 8, 2023

Returning for its seventh year, IlluminOdyssey is a fan-favorite for the whole family, and is free with admission or membership. CuriOdyssey’s hands-on approach to science education influences every facet of this exhibition. IlluminOdyssey’s interactive glowing exhibits awaken kids’ curiosity, build critical thinking skills, and inspire an interest in science and the natural world. As a non-profit outdoor science museum and zoo, we make exploring science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun and exciting for kids and adults of all ages.

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Jerry the kinkajou stares at the camera from his nest of blankets in quarantine

CuriOdyssey Fights Wildlife Trafficking with Jerry the Kinkajou

By Katie Mock | Mon December 4, 2023

“He’s a kinkajou and his name is Jerry, that’s all I know.” When our Director of Wildlife, Nikii Finch-Morales received a call from the Warden at the California Department of…

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Tonaka Kendrick Awards Tish Palmer Volunteer of the Year

Volunteer Spotlight: Tish Palmer Named Volunteer of the Year

By Katie Mock | Wed November 29, 2023

Hello! My name is Tish Palmer. I have been a volunteer at CuriOdyssey since 2012: 11 Years! I chose to become a volunteer at CuriOdyssey at the suggestion of my son,…

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Wildlife Apprentice Ariana with Yzma, a Swainson's Hawk

The Training Game: Dispatches from Ariana, our 2022-23 Wildlife Apprentice

By Katie Mock | Wed November 1, 2023

Every year, we welcome a new Wildlife Apprentice at CuriOdyssey to train alongside our Keepers and Wildlife Team. The Wildlife Apprenticeship ends with a final project. Former projects have included…

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Photo Recap: Sensory Sunday

By CuriOdyssey | Fri October 13, 2023

our new Sensory Sunday event series invites guests for an afternoon of guided experiences, a variety of sensory explorations and spaces, access to sensory support kits, and more. During our first two events in July and September, over 400 attendees enjoyed free attendance.

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Look Who’s Newt to the Wildlife Team

By CuriOdyssey | Thu July 20, 2023

In May, we welcomed three new California newts to CuriOdyssey! Their names are Fern, Moss, and Mallow, and they are each approximately 6 years old.

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Broadening access to CuriOdyssey through an expanded Museums for All program

By CuriOdyssey | Mon July 10, 2023

Beginning Tuesday, July 11, CuriOdyssey will remove both the $1 ticket fee and the $35 annual membership fee for its Museums For All programs designed to increase access to all Bay Area children and families, regardless of financial means. This means that eligible families will be able to visit CuriOdyssey with zero out-of-pocket costs.

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1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA 94401
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CuriOdyssey is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Tax ID 94-1262434

Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The gold standard for animal care and welfare.
ASTC Member. Association of Science and Technology Centers.
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