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#4 of 25 things to do in San Mateo Features Animals
1651 Coyote Point Dr, San Mateo, CA 94401-1002
+1 650-342-7755
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Had half a day, between Magic Mountain playground with a few hours at CuriOdyssey we filled an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sebastopol, California
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"CuriOdyssey"-is a great Family outing/attraction:

I can't say enough about this place i.e. "CuriOdyssey"....for those of you familiar with "children... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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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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“coyote point” (13 reviews)
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1651 Coyote Point Dr, San Mateo, CA 94401-1002
+1 650-342-7755
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 5 weeks ago

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 1 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
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Loved taking our Grandson there as he explored science, we were equally moved into the excitement and exploration. A good way to involve all family members in why, how and what they saw, did and the wonders of science in the world around us.

Thank Dildar P
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a fun hands-on science museum and zoo, for small kids. Note: Both are very small, so a few hours would be perfect. It's in a great location too with fun hiking and views of jet airplanes landing at San Francisco airport.

Thank WestCoastFamiles
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