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Maker Faire and CuriOdyssey: Together at Last!

By Hillary Hempstead | Fri May 20, 2011

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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Cute ferret

So what’s animal "enrichment" anyway?

By Hillary Hempstead | Fri April 8, 2011

When you visit CuriOdyssey, you might hear our animal keepers talk about how we provide “enrichment” to our animals. But what exactly is enrichment, you might ask? Enrichment is what our animal keepers provide to keep our on-exhibit animals and Animal Ambassadors happy, healthy, and stimulated in their environments. Enrichment helps replicate some of the…

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Reaching for the Sun

By Hillary Hempstead | Mon February 28, 2011

A few weeks ago, President Obama gave his first State of the Union Speech of 2011. In his address, he spent a considerable amount of time focused on the topic of green energy and technology. He likened the country’s current goal of advancement in the green sector to the space race in the 1960s. He…

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Art with an Eco-purpose

By Hillary Hempstead | Thu 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 | Thu 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 | Thu 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 | Wed 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 | Tue 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 | Fri 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 | Tue 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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