Camps & Classes

Science Explorers

Inspiring the Next Generation of Critical Thinkers

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!

All participants must be potty-trained and able to use the bathroom independently. Drop off will be at CuriOdyssey between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Pick-up will be at 12:00 p.m. Each session has five classes, held on Fridays.

Program Information:

Science Explorers is for preschoolers 3 years old and up.  Students must be 3 years old as of the start of their session.

Class Days: Fridays
Class time: 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location: CuriOdyssey
Fee: Member: $359/session
Non-Member: $449/session

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Science Explorers Sessions/Themes

Budding Zookeepers

October 4 - November 1, 2019

This program is for animal enthusiasts! Budding zookeepers will have a chance to meet many of the animals that call CuriOdyssey home. Through hands- and minds-on science activities, they learn about how animals are adapted to their environment and how we take care of their needs at CuriOdyssey. Highlights will include designing a habitat to care for their own resident CuriOdyssey snail, helping staff keep our animals entertained, and using their senses to learn about animals first-hand.

Fun with Physical Science

November 8 - December 13, 2019 (No class 11/29)

Physical science is the study of stuff – what it’s made of, what it does, and how it changes. In this fun filled physics foray, we will explore chemistry, physics, engineering, and even a bit of astronomy! Science explorers will ask questions while mixing, building, observing, testing, and more. If your child loves tinkering and experimenting, this is the session for them! 

Science of Art

January 10 – February 7, 2020

What do scientists and artists have in common? Just about everything! Both are creative problem solvers that explore their ideas and try new things. In this blended science and art theme, science explorers will use science to create art and art to understand scientific forces. The result is a fun, messy experience that is sure to delight!

Planeteers, The Power is Yours!

February 14 - March 13, 2020

Captain Planet said it best – the power is yours! In this fun superhero take on sustainability science, explorers will become planeteers. We will make “plastic” toys out of milk, take a micro-safari through a compost bin, meet local wildlife, and more. Early learners will stretch their scientific skills while having fun and finding the inner sustainability superhero!

Nature Play

March 20 – May 1, 2020 (No class 4/10 and 4/17)

Coyote Point Park has many opportunities for outdoor adventures and in this fun theme, we’ll plan to visit them all! Science explorers will dig at the sandy beach, flip rocks to look for crabs at low tide, crawl over boulders to reach the shell beach, and get muddy at the marsh! There is no better way to learn about nature than by going out and exploring!

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San Mateo, CA 94401

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