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On Sunday, Dec. 10, CuriOdyssey will close at 1pm for Sensory Sunday.
Please check our upcoming special hours schedule before visiting.


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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A girl sits on the floor, looking towards a book that someone is holding for her to see.

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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Gray fox and greenery

Conservation beyond CuriOdyssey

By CuriOdyssey | Fri July 7, 2023

CuriOdyssey’s Conservation Department has expanded its grant partnership reach this year. We are thrilled to be connecting with nine partners this year, eight domestic and one international.

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Eric Maschwitz on KPIX about ViewPoint

KPIX Highlights our Storm Recovery and Reopening

By CuriOdyssey | Fri June 30, 2023

After visiting in April, KPIX’s Lezla Gooden returned to CuriOdyssey in June to speak with Director of Exhibits Eric Maschwitz about our reopening and storm recovery, as well as the opening of our ViewPoint exhibition. The segment originally aired on June 29.

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Our ViewPoint and Bay Gallery Grand Opening

By CuriOdyssey | Thu June 29, 2023

Last Saturday, June 24 marked an exciting milestone for CuriOdyssey: the grand opening of the ViewPoint exhibition and the new Bay Gallery & Labs.

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

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ASTC Member. Association of Science and Technology Centers.
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