San Mateo, CA

Zoos & Wildlife
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Address: 1651 Coyote Point Dr, San Mateo, CA 94401, USA How do we get there? Number: 650-342-7755
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About this activity

We love visiting zoos, and we love exploring science centers where they make science fun, but we've never been to a place that combines the two!

Welcome to CuriOdyssey!

This amazing attraction in California is a family-friendly hands-on science museum AND zoo, where kids can get up close to the natural world through interactive science exhibits. Then they can get close to the animals themselves in the zoo!

First - the animals! CuriOdyssey has nearly 100 animals, from those slippery snakes to those majestic and bold golden eagles. All of the creatures at the zoo are non-releasable into the wild, because they have either been previously injured or abandoned, and wouldn't survive back in the wild.

So CuriOdyssey is their forever homes!

The animals live in naturalistic habitats, which the whole family can explore, so they will feel like they are in their natural homes! Bird lovers will love the 4,000 square foot aviary,  and then take your time through the remaining 25 habitats which are all designed for the animals who live there.

Then the science part! CuriOdyssey has a team just for creating the innovating and hands-on exhibits that the kids can enjoy! You won't find them anywhere else! You can make objects fly, spin gears, or even create a vortex!

It's all designed to teach kids how nature's complex systems work together to form the environment that we know and love today. 

With workshops, programs, and camps to top off the experience, you will have a WILD time at this Californian family attraction! 

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How much does it cost?



$15.95 for Adults (18-61 years)



$12.95 for Children (18 months – 17 years)



Students (with ID)/Seniors (62+) CuriOdyssey Members with ID $1/person for Qualifying Families (Museums for All Program)


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2 years


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CuriOdyssey FAQ’s

CuriOdyssey is dedicated to teaching children about the world, nature and animals, whilst looking after those injured animals that can't return to the wild.

There are plenty of places to eat near the museum, including picnic areas.

If you LOVE the zoo then why not check out membership? The money helps the animals and you get free admission!

Bring that pocket money because there is a shop! There is science and wildlife merchandise, and lots of other fun gifts

They have school admission prices for Tuesdays to Fridays - make sure you book 30 days in advance!

The surrounding restaurants and cafes have plenty of healthy options for you!

Nearly all of the exhibits are accessible to those with disabilities. They are happy to accommodate everyone, just talk to Guest Services!

They are accredited by the AZA!

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