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Address: 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo, CA 94401
Phone Number: 650-342-7755
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Mini-Exploratorium & zoo

Great place to take kids to see some science experiments and visit rescued animals (otters, birds of prey, raccoons, bobcats, snakes). Nearby Magic Mountain playground is great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Great place to take kids to see some science experiments and visit rescued animals (otters, birds of prey, raccoons, bobcats, snakes). Nearby Magic Mountain playground is great too. Don't have all day to drive into SF? Stop here for a few hours instead.

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California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I had been here many many years ago when it was Coyote point museum on a field trip. Boy, how it changed. Initially we came here to take a few pictures because we were playing with some new camera equipment. The museum is within the park, so to get in it cost $6. There were a lot of parking spaces... More 

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California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Just the right size for a two hour visit for little ones. It combines principles of physics with animal welfare and is in a lovely setting near the bay.

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Top Contributor
289 reviews 289 reviews
63 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Toddlers won't understand most of the science involved but may like the outdoor portion with the animals. The 6-10 yr age group will love the experiments and will spend hours being entertained by all the interactive areas. Almost all areas may be used by multiple children at one time so everyone will get a turn. The outdoor animal rescue area... More 

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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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California
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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
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214 reviews 214 reviews
48 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

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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