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CuriOdyssey (formerly Coyote Point Museum for Environmental Education)

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:25pm -- admin1
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Hours of Operation: 
Tues–Sat 10am–5pm, Sun noon–5pm, closed on Mondays
Location: 
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San MateoCA 94401
Organization Description: 

Located in a scenic bayside park, CuriOdyssey gives children of all ages an opportunity to explore the natural world and human relationships to the environment. The museum grounds include wildlife habitats, a walk-through aviary, theme gardens, and beautiful landscapes. Frequently rotating exhibits highlight different aspects of the natural world and most often have an environmentally aware theme. They offer Tuesday Tales: Story Time and Science Exploration that feature story time, animal presentations, and exploration activities for kids ages 2 to 5..Coyote Point has playgrounds, picnic facilities, a beach area, and walking and biking trails. Watch the airplanes flying low overhead as they take off from and land at SFO.Classes: Kids from pre-K to 8th grade can take classes that teach them about animals, insects, and the environment. Take a class at the museum or have them come to you! See the website for extensive information on their education programs.Camps: Each summer, CuriOdyssey offers a fun-filled, interactive day camp program. This progressive program is divided into five distinct camps to provide age-appropriate activities and creative, hands-on learning experiences. The camps are open to children with special needs. Trained professional educators, camp staff, and dedicated young volunteers create memorable experiences for campers, inspiring a life-long respect for the natural world. The location is natural, picturesque, and safe for your children. Two sleepover sessions, one to Lake Tahoe, and one to Crater Lake and the Cascades are offered to campers in grades 6 to 8. You must be a member to sign up for any camp.2014 Week-long Summer Sessions:
Dates: June 16–August 22Ages: entering pre-K (3 to 4) to entering grade 8Days/Times: 9am–noon (preK); 9am–1pm (K), 9am–4pm (full day for grade 1 and up)Cost: $260–$1250Extended care: 8:30am–9am (included in cost for all camps); 4pm–5pm (included in cost and available to kids in grades 1–9)2013 Winter Break Camp:
Dates: December 23, December 26–27, December 30Ages: Grades 1–3Times: 9am–4pmCost: $99 per day for members, $129 per week for non-membersExtended care: 8:30am–9am, 4pm–5pmCelebrations: CuriOdyssey can be booked for birthday parties of up to 50 people (adults and children included). The party package includes use of a party room, access to the outside area of the museum, free museum entry and parking, a scavenger hunt, and a public animal viewing. The cost of renting the classroom-patio or picnic area (up to 24 guests) is $165 for members and $230 for non-members (includes a one-year family membership). The cost for Redwood Hall (up to 50 guests) is $235 for members and $300 for non-members.

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$9 per adult, $7 per senior and students 13 to 17, $6 per child ages 2 to 12, FREE for children under 2. FREE community days, check website for details. FREE for teachers with ID.
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No
Financial Assistance: 
No
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Phone Number: 
(650) 342-7755
Organization and Program Categories: 
Outdoors and Nature
Environmental Literacy
Animals
Camping
City Sights & Tours
Museums
Languages Spoken: 
English
Accessibility Note: 
Yes
Getting There: 
From San Francisco, take 101 South to the Poplar Avenue exit. Turn right on Humboldt until Peninsula Avenue. Turn right on Peninsula. Go over the freeway, stay in the left lane, then circle back into the park. It's a little tricky the first time, but if you head for the golf course, you will find it.There is a $5 per car entrance fee to Coyote Point on weekends but if you show your membership card, the fee is waived. If there is no one at the entrance booth, you do not have to pay the fee!
Contact Email: 
info@curiodyssey.org