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On the mornings of Friday, April 19 and Thursday, April 25, we will have several field trips on site. Please anticipate large groups and a busier campus!


Fall into Science

September 22 - November 5, 2023

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How do some plants create new life after death? What’s the spooky science behind the Pepper’s Ghost visual effect? Which animal bones are the closest to our own? This month, Fall into Science and find out!

Look for autumn-themed exhibits like the Bone Zone, ghostly illusions, regenerating zombie plants, seasonal spins on our Wind Tube and MicroEye, and more. Throughout the science center and zoo, you'll find pumpkin photo ops for your #fallintoscience selfies, and our always-popular hay bale adventure area offers space to clamber and climb in the Bay View Grove.  

Fall into Science is included with admission to CuriOdyssey.

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Join us for the following public events during Fall into Science!
These programs are included with daily admission to CuriOdyssey.

Friday, October 6: First Friday Night

Costumes are welcome at this Halloween-inspired First Friday Night, when we’ll play with slime and puking pumpkins. Live music and food for purchase from MB's Place and Ruddy's Tacos round out the evening of fun.

5 - 6 pm: Slime time (while supplies last)

6:30 - 7:30 pm: Puking pumpkins

Sunday, October 29: Beetlelady's Pop-Up Bug Museum

From 11 am - 5 pm, visit the Beetlelady’s Pop-up Bug Museum at CuriOdyssey. Dr. Stephanie Dole returns with a host of creepy crawly critters—both live and preserved—for museumgoers to explore. 

Friday, November 3: First Friday Night

Celebrate the lives of zoo residents no longer with us at our wildlife ofrenda, part of our Dia de los Muertos activities. Make a beeswax candle (while supplies last), or craft a paper marigold. Grown-ups can have their own fun creating a fall centerpiece with pumpkins and succulents. |   More info

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

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ASTC Member. Association of Science and Technology Centers.
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