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New IlluminOdyssey Outdoors!


CuriOdyssey’s IlluminOdyssey Outdoors opens on November 20, 2020! This exhibition is generously sponsored by Topper Fine Jewelers and Fremont Bank. Learn about Topper Fine Jewelers and why they chose to partner with CuriOdyssey in sponsoring this exciting exhibition. This year CuriOdyssey offers two ways to wander through a colorful illuminated landscape and experience the beauty and science of light. 

During the evening event, guests will enjoy music, a cash bar and food for purchase in a new outdoor environment with subtle blooms of light. Guests will wander through a winter light scape throughout the zoo, the Discovery Field and Bay View Grove. During the daytime, guests will explore the science of light in the pavilion area and view Illusions and Nature of Patterns rubbings exhibits in the Bay View Grove (included with admission.)  

CuriOdyssey’s IlluminOdyssey Outdoors evening experience will be open Friday and Saturday nights November 20 through December 19, 2020. Tickets for the evening experience are expected to sell out and early reservations are recommended. CuriOdyssey’s IlluminOdyssey Outdoors daytime exhibits will be included in the daytime visit experience to CuriOdyssey’s outdoor zoo and museum on Wednesdays through Sundays November 20 through December 30 

All facets of this family-friendly exhibition focus on the beauty and characteristics of light.  CuriOdyssey’s approach to education awakens kids’ curiosity, builds critical thinking skills and inspires an interest in science and the natural world. The non-profit outdoor science museum and zoo make serious science and nature exciting and fun for kids.  

CuriOdyssey meets all San Mateo County and California safety guidelines, with online reservations, timed ticket entry, mask use for all guests over age 5 and social distancing between groups. Check out CuriOdyssey’s safety guidelines before visiting. 

Access to CuriOdyssey’s daytime experience is included in a CuriOdyssey membership and members receive discounts on tickets to the IlluminOdyssey Outdoors evening experience. To learn more about membership and join today! 


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

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ASTC Member. Association of Science and Technology Centers.
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