$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, 10am – 5pm
Closed Mondays
Closed August 25



Celebrate! It’s Volunteer Week

By Hillary Hempstead | Mon April 16, 2012

We’re so lucky to have a fantastic group of volunteers at CuriOdyssey. From the Keepers in Training who care for the animals, to the Docents, Aviary Aides, and Interpretive Guides who share their knowledge and connect children with animals up close, we’re so appreciative of all they do. In honor of National Volunteer Week (April…

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River otter, up close

Become a citizen scientist!

By Hillary Hempstead | Thu April 12, 2012

Why are people in the San Francisco Bay Area watching and recording the otters they see on river banks? And why are folks from Connecticut to Colorado (and everywhere in between) listening for frog calls during breeding season? They’re doing it in the name of citizen science! Across the world, the term “citizen science” has…

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Animal painting by Peanut

Meet Our Animal Artists!

By Hillary Hempstead | Sat March 31, 2012

What are animal keepers to do when they have a porcupine that can hold a paintbrush, a raccoon, ring-tailed cacomistle and tortoise that have adorable foot prints, and lots of nontoxic paint? This conundrum has resulted in some of your favorite CuriOdyssey animals creating beautiful works of art! These paintings are then sold to help…

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TomKat Ranch

CuriOdyssey and Conservation

By Hillary Hempstead | Tue March 20, 2012

Conservation projects are an essential part of what we do to fulfill our mission of educating and inspiring people to take care of our earth wisely.  Be it a beach clean-up, an animal-centric project, or one of many other conservation programs, we believe in doing our utmost take care of the planet. This winter, CuriOdyssey…

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Child at seashore

Where’s Your Science Spot?

By Hillary Hempstead | Fri February 24, 2012

A science spot is simple. It’s an everyday place where you can observe natural phenomena. Maybe it’s the place where you see birds roosting each day. Or perhaps there’s an interesting window in your house that creates wavy reflections. There are science spots everywhere; you just have to keep your eyes open to spot them.…

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A Closer Look at Enrichment: Smell

By CuriOdyssey | Wed February 22, 2012

Welcome to the final installment of CuriOdyssey’s “A Closer Look at Enrichment” blog series! This last post is about how animal keepers create very smelly enrichment opportunities for our animals to keep them stimulated. How do you feel when you smell your favorite food? Does smelling lavender relax you? Think about how many different smells…

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Banana Slug

CuriOdyssey in Pictures

By Hillary Hempstead | Mon February 20, 2012

At CuriOdyssey, there’s a photo opportunity around every corner. You can see otters splashing and birds stretching their wings. Other times your photo subject might be your own child, staring in wonder as they catch sun images on their out-stretched hands. We see our visitors snapping shots all of the time, and we have to…

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Mobile van

How Do Animals Come to Live at CuriOdyssey?

By Hillary Hempstead | Mon February 6, 2012

Have you ever been curious to know how our animals arrive at CuriOdyssey? From arrival at the airport to release in our habitats, the process by which animals come to CuriOdyssey might surprise you! As you may already know, the animals that come to live at CuriOdyssey are non-releasable animals. They have either been seriously…

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Separating Roadrunner Fact From Ficton

By Hillary Hempstead | Thu February 2, 2012

When you think of a roadrunner, what comes to mind? Is it a large purple bird that plays tricks on an unsuspecting coyote? CuriOdyssey is home to two greater roadrunners, Juniper and Sage. The mother/daughter pair came to CuriOdyssey from the Phoenix Zoo, and has been with us since late December 2011. If everything you…

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Kids and mom at sand table

Approaching education the CuriOdyssey way

By Hillary Hempstead | Mon January 9, 2012

When you step inside CuriOdyssey, you might see a variety of things. Kids could be huddled around Curving Creeks, working together to build a dam in wet sand. Or they might be turning cranks in quick succession, urging a ball to roll through a circuitous path in our Gears and Gadgets exhibit. If you move…

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