Nothing reminds us of winter back in the midwest more than snow globes. Our take is waterless, but still provides a nice winter effect. We have different shaped globes and all the necessary winter ingredients to come in and make your own winter wonderland. Now, if the weather will just cooperate!
The Oddyssea Outside Garden will be open to the public December 12th-15th 10a-Dusk – Weather permitting!
Full list of activities: Coastal Wreath, DIY Holiday Ornament, Wearable Worlds Terrarium Necklace, Electric Bicycle & Metal Detector Rental, Mining Flume, Trina’s Sweet Shoppe, Break your own Geode, Terrarium Buffet – standard and Abalone Sea Terrarium, Mason Jar Lantern, Message in a Bottle, and Sand Art. We hope to see you this weekend!
In the recent past we made a decision to implement a doubloon system in the Oddyssea Outside Garden for our activities.
What is the doubloon system you might ask? Think of it like a ticket or token system at a fair or arcade. One purchases some number of doubloons and then can use them on any activity as appropriate in a single visit or over multiple visits. Doubloons hold persistent value at Oddyssea Outside and can be used over time.
The doubloon system offers benefits for you: the more doubloons you purchase, there is a progressive benefit in per doubloon pricing. Also, doubloons make a great gift because they are persistent (and we’ll put them in a little treasure bag for you.)
Why doubloon instead of ticket or token? Well, that’s easy, we have ship wreck in the garden and what else would you expect to find? Our doubloon has some Oddyssea specific information stamped into it on one side and features a traditional doubloon design on the other side. Make no mistake about it, these are one-of-a-kind treasure.
Nothing says “it’s holiday time” quite like a wreath. We love them, but we also thought they could use a little update from the standard evergreen approach. Thus we’ve cooked up this coastal themed wreath featuring treasures of the sea to help celebrate the holidays and beyond. When you visit to make your wreath, you’ll be able to select from a broad set of accoutrements to adorn your version of the Coastal Wreath.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be introducing holiday four more holiday themed projects and will leave these in place through the end of 2014.
In addition to our holiday projects, we will continue to offer Terrarium Buffet, Mason Jar Lanterns, Message in a Bottle, Sand Art, Mining Flume, Wearable Worlds Necklaces, and Metal Detector and Electric Bike Rentals. We hope to see you at Oddyssea to do your project soon!
We’ll be open Friday, Sunday, and Monday 10a-dusk and Saturday 12:30pm-Dusk November 21st-24th. Weather permitting!
Fall is the time of apple harvests and great greeting cards, so why not bring the two together in a neat little project?
That’s what we’ve done with the featured project for this weekend, the Apple Stamp Card set. Each participant will get a set of blank, thick stock, high quality greeting cards and will be able to use our Apple Stamps and other art supplies to create unique, thoughtful, and autumnal cards to share with your friends and family. We’ve tried them and we think they’re a blast to make – we hope you feel the same way.
The Oddyssea Outside Garden is open this weekend Friday, Sunday, and Monday 10a-Dusk and Saturday 12:30p-Dusk. Weather permitting.
In addition to the Apple Stamp Cards project, you’ll be able to:
Whatever your interest, we hope to see you in beautiful Half Moon Bay, California this weekend.
The Holiday Season is coming fast and we wanted to share with you what we’re planning to make your shopping experience as pleasurable and convenient as possible this year.
Regular Holiday Hours
Oddyssea Inside: 10a-6p Daily, Closed Wednesdays.
Oddyssea Outside Garden: 10a-Dusk Friday-Monday.
Special Holiday Days/Hours/Events
Oddyssea Inside open 10a-7p Friday December 19th, Saturday 20th, Sunday 21st, Monday 22nd, and Tuesday 23rd.
Oddyssea Inside WILL be open Wednesday, December 24th from 10a-4p.
Oddyssea Inside & Outside Garden will be closed on Christmas Day (December 25th) and New Year’s Day (January 1st.)
A Peek at 2015
Oddyssea Inside & Outside Garden will be closed January 5th-9th, 2015.
Oddyssea Inside Winter Hours are 11a-5p Sunday-Thursday (closed Wednesdays.) 10a-6p Fridays/Saturdays.
Oddyssea Outside Garden will remain on 10a-Dusk Fridays/Saturdays and 11a-Dusk Sundays/Mondays.
We will switch to extended Summer Hours / Days in May, 2015.
Shop at Oddyssea Online for Ultimate Convenience
And, while we always want your visit at the store and garden, we do realize that it can be difficult to make the trip into Half Moon Bay. So, we’re always open, 24×7 online at shop.oddyssea.com and we’ve introduced FREE shipping to help ease the pain of online shopping. The drop dead date for shipping to insure your package arrives via standard shipping is Monday, December 15th. The deadline for express shipping (extra charges apply) is Friday, December 19th.
About a year ago we started experimenting with different kinds of micro terrariums (micro aerriums if you will.) Our visitors in the shop liked them so much they were adopting prototypes as quickly as we could complete them. That was pretty exciting and we wanted to take that experience and make it interactive in Oddyssea Outside.
This weekend’s featured project is the Wearable Worlds Terrarium Necklace. Like our other projects, it’s a fun experience to select just the right ingredients for your world, arrange them just so, and then proudly show your art to all your friends and family. This project is setup in an old printer’s drawer with 98 different compartments filled with interesting, odd, and beautiful bits you can use coupled with several different ornament choices.
Full list of activities: Electric Bicycle & Metal Detector Rental, Mining Flume, Trina’s Sweet Shoppe, Break your own Geode, Terrarium Buffet – standard and Abalone Sea Terrarium, Mason Jar Lantern, Message in a Bottle, and Sand Art.
The Oddyssea Outside Garden is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 10a-Dusk and Sunday 12:30p-Dusk at 601 Main Street in beautiful Half Moon Bay, California.
We hope to see you this weekend!
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead for those of you who might be Spanish language challenged is coming on November 1 and we thought a good way to get into the spirit (pun intended) would be to create your very own “Sugar” Skull – it’s not sugar, it’s paper.
This weekend we’re featuring the Sugar Skull project where you will be able to decorate a pint-sized skull to show your celebration of our ancestors. We’ll have different paints, pens, feathers, and accoutrements that will enable you to create your very own masterpiece. You can use that at your Day of the Dead celebration. We’ll also have supplies for you to create your own paper flowers to create your own altar to honor the dead.
Of course, the Oddyssea Outside Garden will be open (weather permitting) Friday October 31 through Monday November 3rd from 10a-Dusk with our standard set of activities including: Electric Bicycle & Metal Detector Rental, Mining Flume, Trina’s Sweet Shoppe, Break your own Geode, Terrarium Buffet – standard and Abalone Sea Terrarium, Mason Jar Lantern, Steam Punkin (the last week for this one!,) Message in a Bottle, and Sand Art. We hope to see you this weekend!
One of the things we’ve heard from you is that you’d like our online experience to more closely match our in-store experience. That’s a pretty high bar to meet, but we do listen and we’ve upped our game a bit online this fall.
We still keep a small, curated collection of items in the online shop, it’s just a fraction of our over 1,500 science, nature, and art products, but they are the most requested items. If there is something you simply MUST have that is not listed on Oddyssea Online, drop us a line or call us and we’ll find a way to get it to you.
In addition to upgrading the look and feel of the site and updating our curated products, we also listened when you said you wanted free shipping. Voila! This is now standard for all continental North American shipments. We can handle expedited and international shipments as well on a case by case basis.
We hope you click on over and check out Oddyssea Online!
Back in the summer we introduced our DIY activity with a sea themed Mason Jar Lantern. That project was received so well we’ve added an option for the season, the Fall Mason Jar Lantern Buffet.
When you visit the buffet, you have a choice of mason jar sizes and colors, numerous fall ingredients including leaves, micro-pumpkins, and branches. Of course, each Lantern includes a battery powered tea light that exudes a soft yellow glow giving your lantern that little something special as the days grow shorter.
We’ll be featuring this project through October including the 2014 Pumpkin Festival October 18/19th.
In addition to the Fall Mason Jar Lantern, these activities are on tap for the weekend: DIY Halloween Mask, Steam Punkin, Terrarium Buffet, Break Your Own Geode, Abalone Sea Terrariums, Message in a Bottle, Treasure Flume, Sand Art, Metal Detector Rental, and Electric Bike Rental this weekend. The Oddyssea Garden is open Friday October 10th through Monday the 13th 10a-6p at 601 Main Street in Half Moon Bay.
We hope to see you this weekend!
Pumpkins are everywhere, ghosts and ghouls are on the prowl, this can only mean one thing, Halloween is right around the corner. To help you prepare for the event, we’ve got DIY Halloween Masks on tap this weekend at Oddyssea Outside.
Start with a basic half-mask and spruce it up using all the accoutrements in our arsenal. The combinations and themes are limited only by your imagination!
In addition to the Halloween Masks, these activities are on tap for the weekend: Steam Punkin (held over and restocked from last week), Terrarium Buffet, Break Your Own Geode, Abalone Sea Terrariums, Message in a Bottle, Treasure Flume, Sand Art, Metal Detector Rental, and Electric Bike Rental this weekend. The Oddyssea Garden is open Friday October 3rd through Monday the 6th 10a-6p at 601 Main Street in Half Moon Bay.