Learning about science in a museum is safer than experiencing it firsthand by ingesting a beaker or reanimating a cherished family parakeet. Bring science to life with this Groupon.
$14 for a Museum Visit for Up to Four People (Up to $32 Value)
All native species of mammal, reptile, and amphibian inhabit a walk-through aviary and 24 habitats. Gardens buzzing with butterflies and hummingbirds stretch over 1.3 acres outside, and inside children as young as 2 investigate science through hands-on exhibits, classes, and live animal programs.
Admission for adults is $8, for seniors 62+ and students aged 13–17 is $6, and for children aged 2–12 is $4. Kids younger than 2 are admitted for free.
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 94401