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Address: 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo, CA 94401
Phone Number: 650-342-7755
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Ranked #4 of 19 Attractions in San Mateo
Type: Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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San Mateo, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

For those visiting the area, this is a fun museum for the little ones to visit. The museum has local animals that they can get pretty close to, and the science exhibits is such a nice bonus. It's not expensive, and for the entry fee and parking fee, you get more than just the museum. You get the playgrounds nearby... More 

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Novena, Singapore
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Airplanes taking off in the distance - makes the skies interesting. Set in beautiful wooded park area. Many interesting exhibits for young kids. Building blocks, magnets, live indoor(!) beehive !! Animal sanctuary with large spiders and small snakes and ferrets. Fun children show of 20 minutes to get close to animals.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great place for children, families, and friends! Wonderful views all around, including airplanes landing at the nearby SFO. CuriOdyssey is a wonderful destination and a must place to visit for locals or visitors.

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San Jose, CA
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
29 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is a little science center for kids with a main room and alot of outdoor exhibits with animals, aviary with eagles, owls, condors, and foxes. Also some water creature like otters, etc. It's not meant for kids older than 10. It's inexpensive, yet the staff is friendly and cozy. Facility wise everything was functional and pretty clean. Kids had... More 

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Sacramento, California
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This place is divided into two parts: an animal display and a science display. The animal display is small but well thought out. You can get up close to most of the animals, who are there because they had been injured, or for other reasons cannot return to the wild. Our favorites were the very playful river otters -- they... More 

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Cupertino, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Any wedding venue has its down sides and bridal couples should be aware of CuriOddysey's before they book it. 1) it is directly in the flight path of SFO airport so any activity held in the gardens will be interrupted with loud overhead airplanes flying in. 2) there is no kitchen on site so caterers must build out their own... More 

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Campbell, CA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
4 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I went a lot in the 90's, when there were more exhibits Nd a whole second floor. There have been changes for financial reasons, but it's still a sweet museum, esp. the live animals - raccoons, bobcats, aviary, etc. Combining a visit with a trip to the fabulous (though shadeless) nearby playground makes for a great outing.

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San Mateo, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
8 attraction reviews
278 helpful votes 278 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

It’s a compact zoo but lots of fun especially for kids. They are displaying wild lives you can see outside of this park whether often or very rarely. Liver otters are very cute and the star in here, but bobcats and badgers are fun to watch as well.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I took my 3.5 yr old and he was thrilled. It was a really fun place. Lots of neat hands on science exhibits for children of all ages and lots of beautiful animals. I was also impressed with the view and the admission cost was very reasonable. This place is a must see....;)

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Foster City, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This little local science and environmental museum is a great place for little kids. I could spend hours just watching the river otters and the animal display and presentation are educational and fun. Seeing the ferret and the turkey vulture up close and learning about them was fascinating even for me. Little kids will love touching and playing with all... More 

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