One of my favorite Bay area Museums is CuriOdyssey, in San Mateo. CuriOdyssey is a kid-friendly environmental science and wildlife center housing more than 50 non-releasable animals native to the area. What else is there to love? The museum offers a few ways to save on admission, including free community days, free admission for teachers, 50% off days for military, and several other ways to get discounts. (See below.)
The museum also feature many other creatures and curiosities.Show up Tuesday through Sunday around 1pm and you can watch the young bobcats chow down on bobcat delicacies. Or watch the otter feeding at 12:30pm any day. No matter when you visit, you can enjoy live animal encounters and cutting-edge hands-on exhibits, a 4,000 square foot aviary, honeybee exhibition, hummingbird garden and butterfly habitat.
A loftier idea — stroll along a brook for a birds-eye view of the newly refurbished 4,000 square foot aviary, walk through an enlarged honeycomb into a new honeybee exhibition, and enjoy a hummingbird garden and butterfly habitat.
- Sunday, January 4, 2015
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Sunday, September 13, 2015
TEACHERS FREE: Teachers always get in free with valid Teacher ID.
DISCOUNTS: See the CuriOdyssey website for the following discounts.
- Group Visits — Groups of 10 or more.
- Military Discount: 50% off regular admission to military families from Memorial Day to Labor Day via the Blue Star Museums program.
- KQED/KTEH Discount: Members get 25% off regular adult admission.
WHEN: Open Tuesday – Sunday: 10am – 5pm. Closed Monday.
WHERE: CuriOdyssey, 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo, CA 94401. (Located in Coyote Point Park off Highway 101.)
SAVVY TIP: This museum is a great places to spend the day with kids when you’re looking for something to do over the following holidays (because yes they are open):
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January)
President’s Day (February)
Memorial Day (May)
Independence Day (July)
Labor Day (September)
Day after Thanksgiving (November)
New Year’s Eve (December)
Veterans Day (November)