Día de los Muertos at CuriOdyssey in San Mateo

Posts by Adele Rios

Día de los Muertos at CuriOdyssey in San Mateo

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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Four Creepy Cool Halloween Kids Science Experiments At Home

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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National Zoo Keeper Week

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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7 Colorful At-Home Science Experiments

7 colorful science experiments you can do at-home

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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Party for the Planet! Earth Day 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

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

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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California Life Sciences Institute Site News

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

Burrowing Owl

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

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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