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CuriOdyssey

1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo, CA 94401
650-342-7755
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Ranked #5 of 19 Attractions in San Mateo
Type: Specialty Museums, Science Museums
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San Jose, CA
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144 reviews 144 reviews
24 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
4 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
275 helpful votes 275 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
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14 reviews 14 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

Went for our first time and our entire family had a fun time with all the hands on activities and animal exhibits. Our children are ages 6, 4, and 2 and there was plenty to keep themselves entertained. My only complaint is that most of the employees were not very friendly and some were just plain rude. We encountered 2... More

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San Francisco
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

This little museum closed almost 6 years ago. Since then, it has renewed itself and has more guests visiting than ever! Its mission statement reads: As a science and wildlife center, CuriOdyssey helps children acquire the tools to deeply understand the world. I enjoy my time when I'm there. It's wonderful watching the children discover that foam objects go UP... More

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Redwood City, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

My husband and I had not been there in years since our children were small. They have made vast improvements and it was fun watching the animals and looking at the displays. Great place to take kids!

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