Visit an aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history museum—all under one living roof.
Curiosity Grove—the evolution of Early Explorers Cove—is now open!
This completely reimagined educational oasis features vibrant, animal-filled murals that bring California’s diverse forest ecosystems to life, along with a number of practical new elements that parents and caregivers will appreciate.
We look forward to welcoming adventurers of all ages to the all-new Curiosity Grove.
Updates abound! No more lines makes entry a breeze, easy-to-clean flooring means shoes can stay on, and relaxed age restrictions mean everyone’s welcome. Plus, moms can nurse in a new, secluded nook and restrooms are now all-gender and family-friendly.
Space for Adventure
Whether your child is captivated by forest canopies or a library full of field guides, the Grove is packed with enough activities and more open space for curious, growing minds—and plenty of excess energy.
Curiosity Grove is home to some very special residents: a colony of Madagascar hissing cockroaches and an Eastern box turtle. Eye-level tanks make observing these not-so-creepy crawlers easy for little ones.
About the Muralist
The man behind Curiosity Grove's magical murals is LA-based illustrator and designer Alexander Vidal. His favorite part of creating these murals? Showing all the amazing creatures who call California home.
Monday–Saturday: 10 am–4:30 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8:30–9:30 am
Sunday: 10–11 am
We're located right next to the Lab Junior Store on the ground floor.