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A Dazzling Winter Light Experience

Electrify your child’s imagination at CuriOdyssey's spectacular light exhibition

IlluminOdyssey is back!

Catch the light November 10, 2023 – January 28, 2024

All facets of this family-friendly exhibition focus on the beauty and characteristics of light**. CuriOdyssey’s approach to education awakens kids’ curiosity, builds critical thinking skills and inspires an interest in science and the natural world. The non-profit outdoor science museum and zoo make serious science and nature exciting and fun for kids.

Inspired by the science of light, this amazing exhibition will thrill guests with fascinating works of interactive luminosity and kid-friendly glowing art.

IlluminOdyssey offers visitors multiple chances to become scientists for a day. Create luminous line drawings.  Use hands as stencils to freeze shadows. Observe complex glowing wave patterns. Create a surprising mosaic or animate a three-dimensional sculpture.  Learn about light, photoluminescence, color, additive light mixing, waves, fluorescence, fluid dynamics,  subtractive color mixing, and geometry.

**Note: This is a darkened hall with a variety of light-based exhibits and artwork. Visitors with certain photosensitivities may be affected.

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1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA 94401
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CuriOdyssey is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Tax ID 94-1262434

Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The gold standard for animal care and welfare.
ASTC Member. Association of Science and Technology Centers.
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