Visiting a nature museum gives humans a snapshot into the lives of wild animals, just like whale watching or hosting a slumber party inside a lion's den. Awaken your mind to the roar of the wild with today's Groupon to CuriOdyssey at Coyote Point. Choose between the following options:
• For $2, you get a children's admission ticket (a $4 value). Children's tickets are valid for kids aged 2–12. Children 2 and younger are admitted for free.
• For $4, you get an adult admission ticket (an $8 value).
CuriOdyssey exhilarates youthful spirits with its small-scale, highly interactive nature museum, home to more than 100 live animals, including bobcats, river otters, and a porcupine who live inside naturalistic wildlife habitats. Guests can meander through the 4,000-square-foot walk-through aviary, which harbors airborne creatures including the great horned owl, snowy egret, and the famously flighty Big Bird, or they can wander through the 1.3 acres of butterfly, hummingbird, and seasonal gardens. Meanwhile, pint-size patrons can learn using their finger mitts at the hands-on exhibits such as the outdoor Backyard Science exploration, opening June 26, and the mechanics-infused tinkering display. The species specialists at CuriOdyssey also pass on their critter tutelage during wildlife shows, letting visitors listen to fact-filled lectures, view live feedings, or trade cricket-based recipes with a California newt.
Traditionally, the zoo provides the comfort of seeing animals that could not make a surprise visit to your backyard; this is a comfort CuriOdyssey dispatches to give weight to its message of science education. The menagerie of nearly 100 mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and birds primarily showcases local species like the Channel Island fox and the red-shouldered hawk, which have relatively small niches that have been squeezed by environmental degradation and human encroachment. Native species can be glimpsed within a complex of 25 lush habitats, including a 4,000-square-foot walk-through aviary and a replica of the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
Sunny, outdoor gardens fill more than 1.3 acres with plots that rotate with the seasons and plants to attract butterflies and hummingbirds for live study. Among the science exhibits, Forces explores fundamental forces in nature such as gravity and magnetism. All the exhibits are designed to enable close observation and experimentation characteristic of the scientific method. This aim is supported by shows, such as daily otter feedings—spied from behind the glass of a cross-sectioned riverbank—and a variety of classes.
1651 Coyote Point Dr.
San Mateo, California 94401Get Directions