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As of June 15, 2019, dogs are allowed on leash in designated and posted trails and areas in Coyote Point Recreation Area as part of the San Mateo County Parks' dog pilot program.

To protect the animals at CuriOdyssey and your pet, dogs are prohibited in CuriOdyssey and in the areas where signs are posted at trails and by symbols on trails that indicate no dogs allowed, except service animals. Service animals are welcome in most locations throughout the museum. All service animals must remain on a leash or in a harness at all times. A member of the guest’s party must remain with the animal at all times for the safety of all concerned.

Download CuriOdyssey's Policy for Service Animals (PDF, 83 KB)

Under Penal Code 365.7 service dog fraud is a misdemeanor in California law.

The legal definition of service dog fraud is knowingly and fraudulently representing yourself, verbally or in writing, to be the owner or trainer of a:

  • Guide dog;
  • Signal dog; or
  • Service dog.

“Fraudulently” means that you are acting with bad faith, dishonestly, a lack of integrity or moral turpitude.

The potential penalties include:

  • Misdemeanor (summary) probation;
  • Up to six (6) months in county jail; and/or
  • A fine of up to one thousand dollars ($1,000).

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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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