Alaska Airlines and CuriOdyssey Launch ‘Museums for All’ Program

By CuriOdyssey | Thu January 23, 2020

The new initiative provides low income families equal access to the San Mateo Museum and Zoo. January 16th, 2020 – CuriOdyssey, San Mateo’s science playground and zoo, in partnership with Alaska Airlines, is pleased to announce the launch of its Museums for All (MFA) program beginning February 7. With the generous donation from Founding Sponsor Alaska Airlines,…

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Alaska Airlines and CuriOdyssey Launch ‘Museums for All’ Program

By CuriOdyssey | Thu January 23, 2020

Join us to celebrate CuriOdyssey, in partnership with Alaska Airlines, announcing the launch of its Museums for All (MFA) program Friday, February 7, 2020! Learn more about this event here, including special animal presentations, paper airplane construction and guest robotics teams with their robots. Qualifying families, learn more about MFA program before your visit here. With the…

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Eco-friendly Gift Wrap Solutions

By Catherine Brett | Wed November 27, 2019

Are you interested in a fun, artistic way to save money this holiday season? Try making your own holiday gift wrap!  The ideas we like the best are ones that minimize cost, use what is already available in your house, and can be reused as much as possible. Here are some ideas for you to…

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Día de los Muertos at CuriOdyssey in San Mateo

By Adele Rios | Fri November 1, 2019

All about our Día de los Muertos event at CuriOdyssey in San Mateo, California! Featuring guests from The Mexican Museum, local artisan David Manzanares Tafolla and Madd Mex Food Truck throughout the night. Bonus guest appearance from Congresswoman Jackie Speier. More memories about the animals will be released in a blog which will be linked here.…

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National Vet Tech Week is TOADally Amazing!

By CuriOdyssey | Sun October 13, 2019

For National Vet Tech Week we are highlighting an animal care progress report from Vet Tech Keeper Claudia! Thanks to our Wildlife team’s extraordinary care we can share stories like this one. This report is about a type of animal that is often overlooked and underappreciated—the amphibian! Specifically, CuriOdyssey’s western toads (which are native to…

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Four Creepy Cool Halloween Kids Science Experiments At Home

By Adele Rios | Thu October 3, 2019

Mad scientists everywhere enjoy these four tried-and-true, creepy-cool Halloween kids science experiments: #1 Bubble Trouble, Oil & Water “Lava Lamp” (Chi Epsilon Mu (XEM) Chemistry Club at Austin Peay State University) Gather This: Alka-Seltzer®, Vegetable Oil, Water, Tall Clear Container (1 or 2 liter), Food Coloring (Neon Color) Steps: “Fill the bottle about 2/3 full…

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San Mateo County Library Program

By CuriOdyssey | Wed September 25, 2019

To celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month during the month of September, 2019, San Mateo County Libraries offer limited-edition library cards with CuriOdyssey’s animalson the cards! These limited-edition library cards feature colorful depictions of some of CuriOdyssey’s most popular animals. Current or new eligible library patrons can get one of these beautiful, new cards at one…

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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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