$9.50 - Children (under 2 years old FREE)
$12.50 - Adults
$8.50 - Students (13-17) & Seniors (62+)
Park entrance fee - $6/car

Tues - Sun, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays
Closed Thanksgiving Day

New! Fall Family Events


New! Fall Family Events

Please join us in welcoming the latest CuriOdyssey additions: First Friday Family Nights: Extended Hours and More Free with admission. When: First Friday of the month, open late until 8 p.m.! Dates include Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1, Jan. 5, Feb 2, Mar. 2, May 4, Jun. 1, Jul. 6. What: Swing into the weekend with music,…

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Scenes from a Party for The Nature of Patterns

One of the best things about joining your local non-profit, CuriOdyssey, as a member is the exclusive access to exciting members-only events like our preview party for The Nature of Patterns exhibition. Member kids and parents were the first to play with all our new hands-on science exhibits.  They swayed to ukulele Aloha from Hiram Bell, created unique S.T.E.A.M. crafts like Now You…

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Nature’s Patterns Around Us

From organic to physical to auditory, there are patterns everywhere.  Our exhibit explores many of these patterns.  A great article in the Smithsonian explores a well respected book called Patterns in Nature and an interview with its author, Philip Ball.  Our newest exhibition is based on the same concepts in this book. Artist Theo Jansen applies physics to his “Strandbeest”…

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California Love: Images of our Great State

Picture of Harrier by Kevin Shoban

This spring, we’re featuring photographs by Kevin Shoban on our North Gallery walls.  Kevin is not only a gifted photographer, but he’s also no stranger to CuriOdyssey where he serves as an Animal Keeper Intern, tending to our many non-releasable animals. Kevin’s exhibition is California-focused and features stunning landscapes of places like Cascade Falls and…

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Down By The Bay

View of San Francisco Bay

This winter, CuriOdyssey is featuring a new artist on its gallery walls. Down By The Bay is a series of photographs taken at or within a few hundred yards of the San Francisco Bay. This small band of space at the water’s edge is removed from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet it…

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Make way! We’re rolling into Maker Faire.

Reverberation chamber

Given our love of science and innovation, it should be no surprise that we’re thrilled to be exhibiting at the world’s biggest DIY festival – Maker Faire! The two-day fest is just around the corner, and CuriOdyssey will be participating for the second consecutive year. We’ve been preparing for months, and we’re putting the final touches…

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Inspired by Backyard Science: What would you build?


In our fall newsletter, we issued a challenge to our readers that was inspired by our Backyard Science exhibit. In it, we called for participation in a special project that requires creativity, ingenuity, and maybe even a little old-fashioned elbow grease. But we’d like to extend the challenge to our loyal blog readers, too! Our…

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Coming Soon to Your Backyard!

Kids at cascade wall exhibit

Can you see wind? What shape can water make? Can the sun look like a square? Why are we asking all of these questions? They’re just the kind of things you’ll be wondering when you experience our newest exhibition, Backyard Science! Backyard Science helps families explore, play, discover (and even get their hands dirty!) by…

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Maker Faire and CuriOdyssey: Together at Last!

Flagged tent

It’s no secret that we here at CuriOdyssey are fans of invention, building and making. It’s part of the reason we spend so much time designing, prototyping, building and perfecting our hands-on exhibits. So, really, it should be no surprise that we’re big supporters of the creative ethos behind the DIY extravaganza that is Maker…

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Art with an Eco-purpose

Science exhibit

What do you get when you take lush plants, dirt, water, discarded water bottles, and put them all together? A beautiful, but purpose-driven, eco-art sculpture. CuriOdyssey’s Artist-in-Residence, Mark Brest van Kempen, recently installed an environmentally-minded, filtration sculpture in our outdoor pavilion. The piece is very visually interesting and, because it’s so striking, some may see…

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