A Serious Science Playground
As a non-profit science museum and zoo, CuriOdyssey lets kids loose to observe wild animals, experiment with scientific phenomena and let the natural world answer their questions. We treat kids like the geniuses they are.
THEY THINK. THEY'RE PLAYING
making serious science fun
CuriOdyssey's dedicated team of science educators and staff make everything possible. Through our exhibits, camps, classes and events, we build the minds of tomorrow every day.
Our many volunteers are crucial to providing quality science education for our community. Diverse and dedicated, their energy and enthusiasm create science superpowers in children of all ages.
Awards and Accreditations
Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums
Best of the Best "Hall of Fame"
Best of the Best, Peninsula
- 2023 "Best Zoo, Aquarium or Nature Center" Gold Winner
- 2023 "Best Museum" Gold Winner
- 2023 "Best Party Facility or Location" Gold Winner
Family Favorite "Hall of Fame"
Family Favorite Winner, Peninsula
- 2018 – 2022 "Best Zoo, Aquarium or Nature Center"
- 2010 – 2022 “Best Museum”
Platinum Transparency for 2022
2020 Travelers’ Choice Award
2014 – 2016 | “Best in Class”
2014 | “Editor’s Choice”
2013 | “Educator’s Choice”
2010 | “Parent's Pick Award” for Best Museum in the San Francisco Area
2009 | “Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Award for Experienced Leadership in the Field” presented to Rachel Meyer, Executive Director
2009 | “Int'l finalist for Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Award for Visitor Experience” for The Science of Nature exhibition.
2013 | “NSTA Distinguished Informal Science Education Award” presented to Rachel Meyer, Executive Director