What’s 20 feet tall, looks like something Rube Goldberg might have dreamed up, very noisy, and can provide you with a great upper body workout?
Cannonball Run of course!
Oddyssea’s latest addition will be available for a sneak preview tomorrow night during Passegiatta from 6-9p. Come on down and take a spin (literally.) It is a race, so it’s best to bring a friend. If you’re under 12 years of age, you’re going to need a spinning partner on your wheel too.
That’s tomorrow, June 26th, 6-9p during Passegiatta.
School is out, the fog is in, camps and trips are scheduled. That must mean Summer is Here! It certainly is at Oddyssea and we’re going to keep the Oddyssea Garden and Shop open the same hours to celebrate the season. From June 15th to August 20th we’re in Summer Hour mode.
That means on Saturday, the Shop and Garden will be open 10a-6p. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday the Shop and Garden will be open 11a-5p.
Now, the fine print: The Garden hours CAN be affected weather or private parties so PLEASE check the website, Twitter, or Facebook for the latest information.
Also, on the last Friday of June, July, August, and September, we’ll be open from 11a-9p for Passegiatta Nights.
We hope you have a great summer!
At Oddyssea we are forever collecting, curating, and displaying things. Interesting things. Odd things. Fundamentally, things we like. Recently Ellen started experimenting with displaying her treasures by hanging them on driftwood and we really liked the result – the Odd Bauble.
With this fun activity, you carefully select curios from our extensive collection and find just the right way to hang them on a piece of driftwood. While we have cool stuff, you might too and you’re welcome to bring your own curiosities or simply add them when you get home. We had fun naming this one too: Should it be an Odd Mobile (conjured the image of the Bat Mobile for Mike) A curio hanger (cringe, we don’t like the idea of hanging things.) Since it kind of bobbles and it displays baubles, the name Odd Bauble just had to be the winner. Lesley gets credit for finding the winning name.
This will be the featured project in the Oddyssea Garden until mid-July when we will introduce another collector themed piece of fun. Meanwhile, in addition to Odd Baubles, we continue to have a full slate of fun things available in the Oddyssea Garden where you can spend your Doubloons, simply enjoy the garden (we just refreshed it this week with new plants,) rent an Electric Bike or Metal Detector, and perhaps, check out a new attraction that is big, loud, and fun. But more on that at a future date.
Come on down! Make sure to check the Events page for open times as we do have a fair number of private events starting to crowd the calendar.
Oddyssea offers activity-centered parties for guests from 5-105 years old. Each party is two hours in duration split into an activity section containing Break Your Own Geodes, Mining for Treasure, and an Elective Activity of your choice. In lieu of the standard goodie bag, each participant takes home what they discover and make during the event. We provide a party host/hostess and an activity guide to help facilitate the experience and make it an easy and fun party to attend. Book your party today.
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Have you ever seen a field or yard that just needed a little color? That’s where a seed bomb comes into play. Bound with clay and fertilizer, an vast assortment of wild flower seeds are formed into a ball that can then be chucked (or optionally launched with a slingshot available at Oddyssea Inside.) Come on down, roll a few seed bombs, let them dry, then let them fly!
In addition to Seed Bombs, we will also be offering these activities over the weekend:
All activities are on the doubloon system. Doubloons are available for purchase at Oddyssea Inside Shop.
We hope to see you this weekend!
Local maritime author JoAnn Semones will be launching her fourth book, “Pirates, Pinnacles and Petticoats: Shipwrecks of Point Pinos and Monterey Bay.” in the Oddyssea Outside Garden on Saturday, April 18th at 6-7:30pm. Her prior titles include “Shipwrecks, Scalawags, and Scavengers,” “Hard Luck Coast,” and “Sea of Troubles.” A work of JoAnn’s you might not have seen yet is the “Odyssey of the Oceane” which is the story of the ship wrecked in the Oddyssea Outside Garden. The story has been carefully stamped onto copper plates mounted on the stern of the Oceane.
We’re delighted to host this event and hope that you will pick up a copy of “Pirates, Pinnacles, and Petticoats” either at the launch or at one of our fine local independent book sellers. We love every chance we get to engage with JoAnn and can tell you this is a chance not to be missed. JoAnn will be offering her latest novel for sale at the event and will read excerpts from the work. If you ask nicely, she might even sign your copy!
When: April 18th, 6-7:30pm
Where: Oddyssea Outside Garden, 601 Main Street Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
One of the things we’ve lamented in our 3 years of operation in downtown Half Moon Bay is that the town just goes “dead” around 5pm. That’s good for neither locals nor visitors. A group of businesses have partnered with the Half Moon Bay Chamber to create a series of opportunities to make that better this summer. The last Friday of each month will now feature an event called Passegiatta (an Italian tradition of the stroll after drinks and dinner.) Along with many other businesses, we’ll be open until 9pm on these Passegiatta nights and we’ll do something fun to celebrate each month. You can get all the details below.
Just the Facts:
EVENT NAME: Passeggiata (pronounced – päs-sād-ˈjä-tä )
An Italian term denoting going for a “stroll” following a meal to meet up with friends and neighbors.
PURPOSE: To create a fun evening open to locals and visitors alike and highlighting the businesses of the Coast.
WHAT: A restaurant and retail event along the Coast once monthly during the summer that encourages patrons to visit several restaurants and/or shops.
WHEN: Last Friday of the month, May through September from 6-9pm (May 29, June 26, July 31, August 28, September 25)
WHERE: From the Harbor to Cameron’s this year.
HOW: Patrons purchase a Passaporto good at participating restaurants and retail stores.
We’ve always enjoyed sand and we wanted to be able to share that love with our visitors at Oddyssea. So, we’ve created a dedicated Sand Art station where one can create their own masterpiece by selecting a bottle and then using 15 different “safe” sands to layer and/or mix and then cap the whole thing off with a cork. Each Sand Art bottle is unique and lovely.
We’ve seen visitors polish off a Sand Art project in 5 minutes or carefully consider each layer and pattern taking hours. Whatever time you choose to invest, it’s a fun activity and we hope you’ll try it! Sand Art is available in the Oddyssea Outside Garden – check our Events page for open days/hours and available activities.
If for some reason you’re not able to visit Oddyssea, we will be making a Sand Art Kit available at Oddyssea Online so you can take the fun to go.
Geodes are secondary geological structures formed when water flows through cracks and crevices in rocks depositing minerals, specifically Calcium Carbonate. Over millions of years, crystals form in these holes and encapsulate a mystical, hollow, crystalline world. A world you can only see when you open the rock to see what’s inside. Each geode is unique.
At Oddyssea, we have a dedicated geode station equipped with safety glasses, a stable platform, and a hammer to give you the fun and adventure of smashing open your very own geode. Our experienced staff are onsite and can help guide you toward the optimal breaking experience. Once you have your geode open, you can examine it with a magnifying glass or microscope. Gather the pieces up, place them in a burlap treasure bag, and you’re good to go.
Not able to make it to our activity and adventure area? No problem, we also have a Break Your Own Geode Kit available at Oddyssea Online.