$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 and Dec. 24
Dec. 31  Hours: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Science exhibit

Art with an Eco-purpose

By Hillary Hempstead | February 3, 2011

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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View of San Francisco Bay

Heard About The King Tide Photo Initiative?

By Hillary Hempstead | January 27, 2011

  Have you heard about the Bay Area King Tide Photo Initiative? Our local NPR station, KQED, recently reported on it, and the story piqued our interest. Seasonal high tides, also called King Tides, are prevalent during certain times of the year. The enlightening thing about these seasonal tides is they give us a glimpse of what…

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Illustrated fake animal

Something "Curious" Has Arrived!

By Hillary Hempstead | January 13, 2011

Many of you have heard by now that Coyote Point Museum has changed its name to CuriOdyssey. We are thrilled, excited, and energized by the name change. Over the past four years, since nearly closing in 2006, we have made many organizational changes. We’ve added more programs, original exhibits, new animals, and de-installed “The Place…

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Coyote Point Museum becomes CuriOdyssey (Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal)

By Hillary Hempstead | January 12, 2011

Please click here to read the article “Coyote Point Museum becomes CuriOdyssey” at the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal website.

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Porcupine at crate

Peanut, Meet Diego!

By Hillary Hempstead | December 14, 2010

This past month, something very exciting took place in our animal habitats. Our North American Porcupine, Peanut, and our Channel Island Fox, Diego, were introduced! Why, you might wonder, did these two seemingly dissimilar mammals meet? Because they’re going to share a habitat! Our animals keepers knew that Peanut needed a roomier space in which…

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East bay maker faire

Sparking Excitement and Curiosity

By Hillary Hempstead | November 12, 2010

Here at the Museum, we’re huge proponents of invention, creativity, and anything that provokes the simple question, “why?” In everything we do, we aim to spark our visitor’s excitement and curiosity. And we’ve found a kindred spirit in the organization that puts on the Maker Faire events in cities across the U.S. If you don’t…

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Three mice crawling

Calling all Little Ghosts and Goblins: It’s Time for Slither + Squeak!

By Hillary Hempstead | October 26, 2010

For the past few weeks, museum staff and educators have been gearing up for one of our favorite events: Slither and Squeak. What exactly is Slither and Squeak, you ask? It’s our family-friendly, hands-on Halloween extravaganza. The whole family is invited, and everyone is encouraged to dress up in their Halloween finest. Each year, our…

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Honeycomb, up close

The Plight of the Honeybee – Solved?

By Hillary Hempstead | October 15, 2010

I must divulge: I have a particularly strong affinity for honeybees. My father is a hobbyist beekeeper, so growing up there were always unusual, apiary-related objects lying around our home. In my family’s basement, there were bee frames and remnants of wooden hives. In the garage, gloves and a protective suit hung from the rafters.  It made…

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CuriOdyssey event

Tinkering by Twilight: Recap!

By Hillary Hempstead | October 12, 2010

Two short weekends ago, Coyote Point Museum staff, board members and volunteers put on a fund raising event called Tinkering by Twilight. It was the first year for an event quite like this one, and a lot of preparation went into making it a success. The purpose of the event was simple – find an…

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Child experimenting with science

Welcome to Coyote Point Museum’s Online Home: The Curiosity Lab

By Hillary Hempstead | September 29, 2010

Welcome to The Curiosity Lab! You’re now inside the place where science, nature and Coyote Point Museum meet. In this space, we’ll share with you interesting, exciting and surprising things that happen here at the Museum. The Curiosity Lab will serve as your window into the inner-workings of the Museum, so we hope that you’ll…

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