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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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For children between 4 and 10

Lovely place for half a day. Specially the children's hands on science museum. Lots a fun projects... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2016
Hanniedutch
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Maarssen, The Netherlands
Wonderful place to go with family

CuriOdyssey is a combination hands-on science museum for children and zoo, featuring native CA... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2016
Kate P
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San Carlos, California
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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.
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1651 Coyote Point Dr, San Mateo, CA 94401-1002
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

Lovely place for half a day. Specially the children's hands on science museum. Lots a fun projects to do. My grandchildren loves it. The Zoo looks worn out and all the animals have a tearjerking history which let me think; stop exhibiting them. What is...More

Thank Hanniedutch
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

CuriOdyssey is a combination hands-on science museum for children and zoo, featuring native CA animals. It is a pleasant place to visit and we have become members. Their real gem, however, is the science classes and camps for kids from preschool through middle school. The...More

Thank Kate P
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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We took our 4yr old granddaughter on a Friday morning. She loved all the science center experiments and the animals. The feeding of the river otters was a real treat! Afterwards, she explained to us how fog forms during lunch. Her favorite experiment is the...More

Thank Donna S
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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were here about a uear ago and enjoyed it! It is a very small zoo that has local wildlife and is good for anyone who loves animals and it is only like $10 to get in. Its good for about an...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Beautiful location Southeast of San Francisco International Airport at Coyote Point. Especially oriented for young children to interact hands on with science and nature. Small animal exhibits add a zoo like dimension not found at other Children Museums.

Thank Nick B
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Reviewed 5 May 2016

This is our local museum and it's a lovely place. Lots to keep the kids occupied and not too big that it's over whelming. Schedules includes lots of animal feedings and the live show is a must. I have adult friends who come here just...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2016

As Ernest Rutherford said, "Physics is the only true science, everything else is stamp collecting." And as Richard Feynman's father observed, "The fact that you know the name of something does not mean that you understand it." In today's world, quantitative skills are essential for...More

2  Thank Caliber01
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Reviewed 14 April 2016

We accompanied our 5 1/2 year old grandson to this hands on, interactive museum near SFO and a lovely nature area. Most of the exhibits would be perfect for little ones who are not yet old enough to appreciate a big museum. They had an...More

1  Thank RAINBOW1
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Reviewed 31 March 2016

We have two boys ages 1.5yrs and 3.5yrs, this place is perfect for them, lots to do, outdoors and indoors. We have a membership and have been back 3 times. Also fun to do in the area is the Magic Mountain Playground.

1  Thank julianjest
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

We had a good time but my 7 year old grandson was quickly bored. I had hoped that it would be a little more stimulating for him. It seems he is too old for Curiodyssey

1  Thank margieisaak
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