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Due to the recent avian influenza outbreak in Northern California, our raptor and walkthrough aviaries are closed to the public until the outbreak subsides. This was done out of an abundance of caution to protect our resident birds and keep them safe. We appreciate your understanding. To read more, click here.


A Beacon to Reckon With

By CuriOdyssey | Tue November 1, 2022

Article by Pauline Chu, CuriOdyssey Docent I have always wanted to live in a lighthouse, for a while. Sure, there would be gales, heavy rains, mountainous waves, bone-chilling nights. And there would be steps to climb, light wicks to ignite, machinery to check on and fix, things to polish, instruments to keep in working order.…

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Jessa Barzelay Promoted to Chief Programs Officer

By Bryan Cohn | Mon October 10, 2022

CuriOdyssey, a children’s science playground and zoo is pleased to announce that Jessa Barzelay has been promoted to the role of Chief Programs Officer. Barzelay joined CuriOdyssey in 2021 after 13 years in education management and leadership at the San Francisco Zoo and San Francisco Botanical Garden. She has felt her greatest professional joy and…

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Harris's Hawk with wings outstretched, perched on glove

What’s Going On With Curiodyssey’s Birds?

By Bryan Cohn | Mon August 22, 2022

Published by: Dr. Kate Sulzner If you visited CuriOdyssey recently, you may have noticed that our raptor and walk-through aviaries are temporarily closed to the public. Our animal care team took this measure as part of a larger plan to protect CuriOdyssey’s birds from an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) that began spreading…

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Bubbles & Rainbows 2022

By Bryan Cohn | Mon June 6, 2022

One of the most popular family science gatherings at CuriOdyssey—this year’s Bubbles & Rainbows day—inspired many! Over the weekend, hundreds of Bay Area kids were everyday scientists as they dabbled in elasticity, surface tension, chemistry, light, and geometry with volunteer-led rainbow and bubble science stations throughout CuriOdyssey. Activities included: Bubble art gift wrap How to…

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CuriOdyssey Named a Top 46 Educational Place to Visit on the Bay Area Peninsula by

By Bryan Cohn | Wed May 25, 2022

The Bay Area is a major hub of culture and edutainment, but how do you filter through all the fascinating possibilities to find the best places to go to learn? CuriOdyssey is thrilled to be a part of the list of the fantastic 46, showcasing the best educational opportunities in the Bay Area Peninsula and…

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CuriOdyssey Participates in Another Summer of Free Admission for Military Families

By Bryan Cohn | Fri May 20, 2022

The National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families are pleased to announce the museums across America that will be participating in the Blue Star Museums program this summer, from May 21, 2022, on Armed Forces Day to September 5, 2022, on Labor Day. This year’s list includes museums from all 50 states, the…

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CuriOdyssey’s Animals Get Vaccinated for COVID – 19

By Bryan Cohn | Wed May 18, 2022

By: Dr. Kate Sulzner CuriOdyssey is pleased to announce that several of our resident animals now have an added layer of protection against COVID-19. On May 5th, 2022, CuriOdyssey’s bobcats, grey fox, ferrets, and river otter all received their first in a series of two COVID-19 boosters. Our veterinary team focused on vaccinating these four…

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STEMCorps Science Fair Recap

By Bryan Cohn | Wed May 11, 2022

Background: What is STEM Mentors STEM Mentors is a new CuriOdyssey afterschool program where students are paired with volunteer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) professionals from all over the US. It is just one branch of STEMCorps, a pilot program created to connect a CuriOdyssey-trained team of educators, mentors, caregivers and community partners to…

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Bay Gallery & Labs: Groundbreaking Ceremony

By Bryan Cohn | Mon May 2, 2022

Saturday, April 30, 2022 marked the official groundbreaking for construction on the first of our eight-building Campus plan: The Bay Gallery & Labs. Led by Executive Director Aragon Burlingham on the unceded land of the Ramaytush people, CuriOdyssey Board Members, partners, donors, staff and friends gathered in acknowledging the Ramaytush (pronounced rah-my-toosh) ancestry, the only…

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Volunteer Week Recap

By Bryan Cohn | Fri April 29, 2022

Culminating with an ‘elevated’ Saturday BBQ experience in celebration of our volunteers catered by Chef Jordan Alexander of Jordan’s Culinary Creations, I would say volunteer week was a success. The week of April 17–23 was all about recognizing the hard work and thanking all of the amazing individuals who volunteer their time, energy and expertise…

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