$9.50 - Children (under 2 years old FREE)
$12.50 - Adults
$8.50 - Students (13-17) & Seniors (62+)
Park entrance fee - $6/car

Tues – Sun, 10am – 5pm
Closed Mondays
Closed July 4 and August 25

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: $299/session
Non-Member: $359/session

Science Explorers Sessions/Themes

Nature Play

October 6 – November 3, 2017

Climbing rocks, looking for bugs, and playing in the mud 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 play in the rain, construct natural structures, and make kites, utilizing CuriOdyssey’s park and weather environment. This is a great opportunity for kids to experience and dig deeper into what amuses them naturally.

Amazing Animals

November 17 – December 22, 2017 (No class 11/24)

Animals have a variety of adaptations that help them survive and thrive in the wild. For example, fur provides warmth, feathers enable flight, and bright colors attract a mate. 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 tide pools at Coyote Point Park. Students can even experience special activities to provide care and enrichment for some of CuriOdyssey’s amazing animals.

Build It Up

January 12 – February 9, 2018

Teeter Totters (fulcrums and levers), skewer structures (strong shapes), and sending a marble down a ramp (kinetic and potential energy are just a few of the physics concepts that will be explored by science explorers in this session. Participants will use the process used by engineers in designing, building, testing, and reflecting. If your child enjoys building and tinkering then you won’t want to miss this chance for her or him to build it up.


February 23 – March 23, 2018

Air, water, and light are all natural phenomena that constantly alter the place in which we live. Harnessing the energy of the wind, observing water as it moves from high to low, and investigating the weather at Coyote Point Park help students discover the phenomena that make and shape our earth. Pack your parka and umbrella (it may become a kite) and join us for this exploration of weather wonders.

Science of Art

March 30 – May 4, 2018 (no class 4/6)

Children are natural explorers whose creativity is bounded only by their imaginations. In Science of Art, young learners will discover the inseparable connection between science and art. They will use spinning force to splatter paint, trace shadows, and make musical instruments, all stretching their creative muscles and broadening curiosity in the natural world.

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1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA 94401


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