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Address: 1651 Coyote Point Dr, San Mateo, CA 94401-1002
Phone Number: +1 650-342-7755
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

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great time for the kids

Great way to spend an afternoon with the kids. If you have a rainy day, head to this place. Alot of hands on science and educational learning for the little ones. Designed for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 August 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Great way to spend an afternoon with the kids. If you have a rainy day, head to this place. Alot of hands on science and educational learning for the little ones. Designed for the younger kids, but us adults - we were there right along with them experimenting with everything also!

Thank mejosp
Maarssen, The Netherlands
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Lovely place for half a day. Specially the children's hands on science museum. Lots a fun projects to do. My grandchildren loves it. The Zoo looks worn out and all the animals have a tearjerking history which let me think; stop exhibiting them. What is the point of exhibiting local wildlife...which is asleep all day. Stop the Zoo in total... More 

Thank Hanniedutch
San Carlos, California
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

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 

Thank Kate P
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138 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 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.

Thank Donna S
San Mateo, California
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306 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 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 

Thank brentsf
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131 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 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.

Thank Nick B
San Francisco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 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 

Thank aussiechickie
San Mateo, CA
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6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 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 

2 Thank Caliber01
Orange County, CA
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166 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 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 

1 Thank RAINBOW1
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19 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 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.

Thank julianjest

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