$9.50 - Children (under 2 years old FREE)
$13.50 - Adults
$8.50 - Students (13-17) & Seniors (62+)
Park entrance fee - $6/car

Tues – Sun, 10am – 5pm
Closed Mondays

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: $329/session
Non-Member: $399/session

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Science Explorers Sessions/Themes

Amazing Animals

October 5 - November 2, 2018

Animals have a variety of adaptations to help them survive and thrive in the wild.  For example, fur for warmth, feathers for flight, and bright colors for attracting 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. Special activities will have students providing care and enrichment for some of CuriOdyssey’s amazing animals.


November 9 - December 14, 2018 (No class 11/23)

In this new Science Explorers theme, young learners will experiment with natural phenomena to discover superpower of science to be an eco-hero! We will observe how slimy worms can help us break down food waste, experiment with harvesting the power of the sun, and more! Throughout the weeks, scientists will explore and observe our local habitat while discovering and creating solutions to environmental challenges through the interaction of different natural phenomena.

Build It Up

January 11 – February 8, 2019

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 explored by science explorers in this session.  Participants are using the same process as engineers in designing, building, testing and reflecting.  If your child enjoys building and tinkering then you won’t want to miss this chance to have them build it up.

Science of Art

February 15 - March 15, 2019

Children are natural explorers and their creativity is bound only by their imagination. In science of art, young learners will discover the inseparable connection between science and art. Using the spinning force to splatter paint, tracing shadows, and hand-made instruments to make music, are just a few examples of activities that will let your child stretch their creative muscles and broaden their curiosity of the world.

Nature Play

March 22 – April 26, 2019 (No class 4/5)

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 utilize CuriOdyssey, the park and weather events to play in the rain, construct natural structures, and make kites.  Here is a great time for kids to experience the abundant opportunities to dig deeper into what amuses them naturally.

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San Mateo, CA 94401

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