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Frequently Asked Questions
Explore frequently asked questions about visiting CuriOdyssey.
CuriOdyssey’s indoor science center, outdoor zoo, and outdoor Bay View Grove area are all open. Both the indoor and outdoor restrooms are open. The At Home Science Center is available 24 hours a day.
At this time, only the playground that is being built and the garden aviary where our Great Grey Owl usually lives are closed. The picnic area has moved to the Bay side of the building in our new Bay View Grove.
We anticipate the new Whooosh! playground and the upgraded garden aviary to open in the fall of 2021.
Yes! We have limited capacity in the gift shop to maintain social distancing.
To maintain social distancing, there are no live Animals in Action presentations or scheduled animal feedings. Click here to see Animals in Action videos.
Yes. Rideshare drop-off is at the roundabout at the top of the parking area.
Members and guests may park in the Eucalyptus Grove parking lot, the Marina parking lot, or the Captain’s House parking lot. If you’ve paid for a daily parking pass from the county park, you may also use this parking pass at the Beach parking lot and the Magic Mountain Playground parking lot.
We moved the picnic tables to the Bay View Grove on the back, bay side of CuriOdyssey. Please wait to eat or drink anything until you are in the Bay View Grove. If you want to reenter CuriOdyssey after your time in the Bay View Grove, please make sure that your mask is fully covering your mouth and nose before reentry.
We are happy to help any nursing mother find a private space to breastfeed. Mothers are welcome to breastfeed wherever they feel comfortable throughout the rest of CuriOdyssey.
Yes, one of our outdoor restrooms has a changing table and both of our indoor restrooms have changing tables.
We encourage all members and guests to reserve tickets online prior to their visit. Drop-ins are welcome 15 minutes after each hour. There may be a wait. Anyone wishing to access tickets using a discount (Discover & Go, teacher, military, AZA/ASTC reciprocal museum, Museums for All or others) may purchase onsite only.
All members and guests are encouraged to reserve a timed ticket. Drop-ins are welcome 15 minutes after the hour. There may be a wait. As a member, you will not be charged for the tickets of the people named on your membership. Please bring your tickets, member card and photo ID with you when you visit.
If you need to pay cash or by check for a ticket, please purchase your tickets in person.
If you qualify for discounted admission (Museums for All, ASTC or AZA reciprocal membership, teacher, military, etc.), discount tickets are available at the door Wednesday through Sunday after 12noon. You may purchase tickets onsite only. If you have any questions about discount tickets please email [email protected]
General Well-Being and Enhanced Wellness
Based on guidance from health authorities, CuriOdyssey’s reopening incorporates enhanced safety measures, including increased cleaning procedures, the use of masks by staff members, volunteers, members and guests, limited-contact ticketing and additional safety training and information. We are committed to a responsible reopening of CuriOdyssey.
Yes. Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout CuriOdyssey including: the entrance, exit, CuriOdyssey Shop, outdoor restrooms and animal exhibit hallway.
We have incorporated enhanced safety measures and cleaning procedures. We are also encourage all visitors, staff, and volunteers to regularly use hand sanitizer and wash their hands frequently.
No. Please take your temperature at home before visiting CuriOdyssey. Based on guidance from health authorities, if you or anyone in your party has a temperature of 100.4 F or above or are exhibiting symptoms of illness, please stay home. We will help you with rescheduling your tickets.
Masks and Face Coverings
Yes, the use of appropriate face coverings is required for guests ages 2 and up throughout your visit to CuriOdyssey. Staff members and volunteers are required to wear face coverings while at CuriOdyssey. Face shields alone are not sufficient according to the CDC. Please wear a mask with your face shield. Please read these CDC guidelines for mask usage.
Masks and face coverings should be free from holes and valves, cover both the nose and the mouth completely, and be free from gaps around the nose and mouth. If wearing face shields, they must be worn with a face mask or face covering that meets these standards as well. Please read these CDC guidelines for mask usage.
We have reusable masks for purchase in adult and child sizes. We also have a limited supply of disposable masks available for free; however, members and guests without masks will not be allowed entry to CuriOdyssey.
Members and guests without face coverings or masks are not allowed into CuriOdyssey.
In order to be allowed into CuriOdyssey without a face covering, you or the individual in your party requiring the exception, may be asked to show a written exemption from a medical professional (to the county-mandated face covering order) based on the individual’s medical condition, other health concern, or disability. When not able to wear a mask due to the aforementioned reasons, we ask for your help in complying to guidelines by maintaining adequate social distance between other guests not in your family group. We also recommend visiting after 12pm when the number of visitors decreases and will allow for greater distance between families.
Physical Distancing and Capacity
We determined our maximum number of guests per timed ticket timeslot based upon the number of linear feet within our outdoor zoo and garden, and indoor areas.