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You invest. They’ll invent. Kids learn about science and animals best out in the world, not behind a desk or in front of a screen. At CuriOdyssey, we let kids loose to observe what is, think about what could be and let the natural world answer their questions. Your donations help us give them the power to ask what if and the tools they’ll need to take on the future. Thank you!

CuriOdyssey by the numbers:

  • 150,000+ visitors annually
  • 11,000 children participating in education programs
  • 100 live, mostly native California, rescue or non-releasable animals
  • Dozens of unique, interactive science exhibits
  • 180+ volunteers who gave 11,000+ hours last year

CuriOdyssey has received a 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator, the top rating for financial health, accountability, and transparency.

There are many ways to support CuriOdyssey. Let’s give more kids the power of real science!

The Campaign for CuriOdyssey

Our mission is to revolutionize the way science is taught today. We believe a serious science education is a right, not a privilege, and it’s not getting the attention it deserves. That’s why we’re raising $35 million to transform CuriOdyssey into the ultimate serious science playground. Learn how you can join our cause.

Make a Donation

Educate children and save the planet all at once! Your contributions work hard here to create and sustain our world-class science and wildlife center. There are many ways to give in addition to donating online. If you wish to mail a contribution send it to us at 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo, CA 94401. If you wish to make a tribute, a gift of stock or more, please go here for more information. Thank you! Make a donation


Membership gives you to unlimited admission to the museum for 1 year, free parking, and admission to over 400 zoos, aquariums, and science centers nationwide. Become a Member

Adopt an Animal

Looking for the perfect gift to spread animal awareness? Adopt an animal and know that you are supporting all of the animals at CuriOdyssey. Adopt an Animal

Animal Care Wish List

CuriOdyssey’s Wildlife Wish List is a shopping list of enrichment items needed to keep our animals happy and healthy. The Wish List also supports our efforts in wildlife conservation. Items on the Wish List range from $1 to $300. Just click here, and you will go directly to our CuriOdyssey Wildlife Wish List on Amazon. Make your selection and you will be helping enrich the lives of many of the animals in our care.

If you prefer to place a donation via phone, please contact us at (650)340-7755.

For questions and inquiries, e-mail us at info (at) In the rare event that an item has been discontinued or the need for an item has been satisfied, your donation will be used to purchase a comparable item.

Sponsor an Event

CuriOdyssey partners with local businesses in a variety of ways to bring exposure to your business, provide benefits for your employees, and impress your clients while you support the important work of the museum. Click here to learn more about our corporate giving opportunities.


Time is money and we couldn’t do what we do without many, many hours of help from our vibrant volunteer corps. Volunteer opportunities range from interpreting wildlife to facilitating science activities to assisting with animal care. Volunteer

Join eScrip

Sign up for eScrip and a percentage of many of your regular purchases will get donated to CuriOdyssey to support our exhibits, programs, and animal encounters. Sign-up for eScrip

Join us in welcoming Kepler’s as a community partner!

For 54 years, Kepler’s Books has been one of the nation’s premier independent bookstores, famous for its outstanding author events, knowledgeable staff, and its broad selection of books, magazines and gifts. Its commitment to the local communities it serves has helped define the cultural identity of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Now every time you make a purchase, Kepler’s will donate 6% to CuriOdyssey.

Visit Kepler’s Books on 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA 94025.  You can also order books through their website and select CuriOdyssey on their non-profit page to apply the 6% donation.