Science Explorers

3-4 year olds

Preschoolers are natural scientists, utilizing their instinctive skills of inquiry, observation and discovery to explore and understand the world around them. Each session features a different science theme and includes activities that spark excitement and ignite curiosity. Our professional museum educators provide distinctive investigations of science and the outdoors. We keep our program group size small to provide an up-close and personal experience. Your child is sure to get excited as we play with slime, encounter animals, and explore our surroundings using all five senses!

3-4 year old participants must be potty-trained and able to use the bathroom independently. Drop off will be at CuriOdyssey between 8:30 and 9:00am. Pick-up will be at noon. Sessions run one day a week (Fridays) for 5 weeks.

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Amazing Animals

October 2 – October 30, 2015
Fur for warmth, feathers for flight, and big eyes for nocturnal life are several examples of adaptations animals have developed to survive in the wild.  This session will investigate the form and function of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and bugs.  Participants will see live animals, search for tracks, and visit the tidepools at Coyote Point Park. Special activities will have students providing care and enrichment for some of CuriOdyssey’s amazing animals.

Build It Up

November 6 – December 11, 2015 (No Class 11/27)
Sending a marble down a ramp, launching a rocket, and building a paper tower are just a few of the activities done by science explorers in this physical science focused session. Participants are using the same process as engineers in designing, building, and testing the strength of structures. If your child enjoys building and tinkering then you won’t want to miss this chance to have them build it up.


January 8 – February 5, 2016
Air, water and light are natural phenomena that influence the place where we live. Participants will be cooking with a solar oven, harnessing the energy of wind, and getting their hands wet exploring the properties of water. This session explores these earthly elements solitarily and in different combinations. Be prepared to be amazed with what we find as we work with the things that have made and shaped our planet.

Kitchen Chemistry

February 12 – March 11, 2016
Science and food are an awesome recipe for fun and learning. Make ice cream, taste things that are salty or sweet, and dabble with the density of different cooking ingredients. Participants will be using our measuring cups, bowls, and utensils as we get our hands into the chemistry of solutions that are slippery, sticky, and slimy.

Outside Exploits

March 18 – April 29, 2016 (No Class 4/1 or 4/22)
Climbing rocks, building sand castles, and erecting stick structures are some of kids favorite activities to do outside. This session of Science Explorers takes advantage of its location to experience the rich science behind kids “play”. We will certainly take advantage of the weather events to stomp in puddles (if it rains), draw shadows, and make kites. Here is a great time for kids to experience the abundant opportunities to dig deeper into what amuses them naturally.

Program Information:

Class Days: Fridays
Class time: 8:30am-12:00pm
Location: CuriOdyssey
Fee:      Member: $275/session
            Non-Member: $340/session

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