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CuriOdyssey

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1651 Coyote Point Dr, San Mateo, CA 94401-1002
+1 650-342-7755
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Amazing hidden gem for families

CuriOdyssey is hands on science for children of all ages. The zoo has animals native to CA. For... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
msfetch
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San Francisco
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Keeps kids busy

We have 2 boys under 7, while walking near this place they asked to go in. I thought it will be... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Iskorka
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WA
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CuriOdyssey is a serious science playground where kids can observe wild animals and experiment with real scientific phenomena. As a non-profit science museum and zoo, CuriOdyssey lets kids loose to observe wild animals, experiment with scientific phenomena and let the natural world answer their questions. We treat kids like the geniuses they are. Children can play with custom exhibits where they experiment and investigate the fundamental forces in nature while having fun. They see rescued native wildlife that includes river otters, bobcats, and raptors in a walk-through aviary. CuriOdyssey offers educational and fun science programs and camps with professional educators that give students experiences with phenomena that encourage inquiry and develop critical thinking. See the CuriOdyssey website for special events and special hours. https://curiodyssey.org
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1651 Coyote Point Dr, San Mateo, CA 94401-1002
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

CuriOdyssey is hands on science for children of all ages. The zoo has animals native to CA. For various reasons these animals can't be released (injured in the wild, raised by humans then given away, etc.). There are also native and non-native animals used in...More

Thank msfetch
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have 2 boys under 7, while walking near this place they asked to go in. I thought it will be waste of money but I was wrong. After 3 hours of playing we had to practically drag them out since we had to go...More

Thank Iskorka
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Had half a day, between Magic Mountain playground with a few hours at CuriOdyssey we filled an entire afternoon. Between the inside 'hands on' exhibits and the outside animal exhibits observation and exploration were grand.

Thank MsLBL
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I can't say enough about this place i.e. "CuriOdyssey"....for those of you familiar with "children or family Discovery Museums', this is very similar or better...there are ~100, well cared for, live animals on display (small zoo), a great curio/souvenir shop & in the main building...More

Thank IBM-XO
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Great for kids, the interactive part, and good up close experience with animals.Staff were engaging and informative while walking around with some of the animals.

Thank ETfromSactown
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This is a place to stir a child's curiousity about nature, wildlife ande plants. Lots of hands on activities and special events.

Thank Radiant360
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Took my 4 grandkids there; ages 3-13.....they LOVED it!!....SO MUCH TO DO....VERY "hands on"!!.....bring a lunch, to have a little picnic; they do not sell food!

Thank McTuck
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Our grandchildren loved CuriOdyssey. There are many 'hands on' activities that kept them occupied for a long time. The small zoo area was fun, too. They loved the fox, otters and raccoon.

Thank Weezer55
Reviewed 11 March 2017

A great place in the beautiful setting of Coyote Point. The was totally worth the thirty minute drive from our home. All in our three generation family enjoyed it. CuriOdyssey itself is excellent for kids. It's a good, approachable, not overwhelming size, with a small...More

Thank calinurse
Reviewed 28 February 2017

There is a good mix of animals and science exhibits here. Nice setting in San Mateo with all the eucalyptus trees surrounding it. Terrific for kids 2-6.

Thank squidman212travel
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