$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


New! Fall Family Events

By Adele Rios | September 28, 2017

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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Citizen Science: Monarch Migration

By Adele Rios | September 28, 2017

Monarchs have been spotted at CuriOdyssey! Monarchs are known visually for their brilliant orange hue and large size, but did you know those in North America migrate considerably far each year? Approximately 2,000 miles far, how about that! National Geographic Kids has a page dedicated to Monarchs, you can view it here. People have long been…

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From A Keeper Apprentice

By CuriOdyssey | September 20, 2017

“It’s always easy to have your heart stolen by the animals you work with, but at CuriOdyssey it was just as easy to have the keepers steal it too.” Please enjoy this blog from our 2016-2017 Keeper Apprentice, Brenda. Dated 08/29/2017 Hello new apprentice! I’m the 2016-2017 apprentice. Before I jump in and tell you…

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CA Scores Below National Average in Science

By Adele Rios | September 20, 2017

The numbers are in. Science scores in California are some of the lowest in the nation. View the data from N.A.E.P., the National Assessment of Educational Progress here. At CuriOdyssey, we are addressing that very issue for kids in our community.  Here, kids interact with real, natural phenomenon (physics) at a very young age. In…

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Outdoor Adventures Camp: Tide Pools

By Adele Rios | September 7, 2017

Educator Cat Brett shares photos from CuriOdyssey’s Outdoor Adventures summer camp trip to the tide pools at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. #SciencePwr Photos by Science Educator Cat Brett. Interested in our camps and workshops like these? Click here for more information.

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AZA’s Hurricane Harvey Updates

By Adele Rios | August 30, 2017

Updated 08/29/2017. The Association for Zoos and Aquariums sent out these updates from fellow Zoos and Aquariums in regard to Hurricane Harvey in Texas: The International Crane Foundation’s Texas Whooping Crane Program office, in Rockport, TX, was destroyed completely. All field staff evacuated safely, and ICF continues to assess the extent of the damage to offices and…

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Alternative Ways to Enjoy A Solar Eclipse

By Adele Rios | August 16, 2017

Looking for alternative ways to enjoy the solar eclipse without eclipse glasses? Here’s what we’ve found. Note: Please do not stare at a partial solar eclipse without eclipse glasses. Instead, we offer other ways to safely enjoy a solar eclipse. 5 alternative ways to enjoy the solar eclipse: (in no particular order) 1. VIDEO: NASA’s cereal box…

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CuriOdyssey Bugs Day

By CuriOdyssey | August 12, 2017

Here are a few of the wonderful things that happened during CuriOdyssey’s “Bugs Day!” Dr. Stephanie A. Dole, entomologist, educator and Beetlelady, shared her amazing collection of live bugs and specimens.  She share stories of their evolution, survival and held them for curious kids to touch.  Watch her teach kids how to sing the Insect…

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CuriOdyssey’s July Cinema Night

By Adele Rios | August 10, 2017

Join us for the last summer Cinema Night on Friday, August 18, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. Film collection theme: “Worlds of Wonder”. Click here for tickets; a limited number of tickets are also available at the door. Click on the photos below for a few film clips of the amazing Exploratorium Cinema Arts film shorts…

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Three cheers for volunteers!

By Lee Cauble | July 21, 2017

Every year, more than 120 volunteers spend time on a regular basis at CuriOdyssey educating visitors, assisting campers, facilitating exhibits and activities, caring for our animals, and helping behind the scenes. In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 12-18, 2015), we’re highlighting two of our volunteers who spend time every month helping visitors explore our…

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