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CuriOdyssey

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Address: 1651 Coyote Point Dr, San Mateo, CA 94401-1002
Phone Number: 650-342-7755
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Wonderful place to go with family

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kate P
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San Carlos, California
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San Carlos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 educational programming is the BEST in the area. Of course, to get a summer camp... More 

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Thank Kate P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 wind column which H encouragea kids to see how different items can float on air.

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Thank Donna S
San Mateo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 hour or so being that it is resllysmall, but worth checking out if u love... More 

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 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.

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Thank Nick B
San Francisco
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 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 for their live show since it's very engaging. The place is a little dated but... More 

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San Mateo, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 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 understanding what is going on around us. Unfortunately, this museum is focused on nonquantitative exhibits... More 

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Orange County, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 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 impressive selection of hands on exhibits which actually taught scientific principles and were engaging enough... More 

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1 Thank RAINBOW1
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 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.

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Thank julianjest
San Mateo, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 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

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California
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13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

My little kids LOVE it here. It's a very small museum/zoo that's perfect for maybe 8 and under. My 10 year old finds it boring but my 3 and 5 can't get enough. Since it's in Coyote Point, there is a parking fee $6 cash only (sometimes they're not there or if you get there later in the day they... More 

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