$9.50 - Children (under 2 years old FREE)
$13.50 - Adults
$8.50 - Students (13-17) & Seniors (62+)
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Fri Nov 16: Close at 4pm


A boy makes a catapult to learn about the physics principle of stored energy.

CuriOdyssey Teacher Training Program

By CuriOdyssey | Fri November 16, 2018

  Five years ago, the State Board of Education adopted a new framework for K–12 science instruction. Known as the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), they will help instill the critical thinking and communication skills that students need for academic success and citizenship in a world fueled by science and technology innovation, especially significant here…

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CuriOdyssey Keeper Apprentice Blog 2018

By CuriOdyssey | Sat November 10, 2018

The Organized Ramblings of a Wildlife Keeper Apprentice by Carissa SullivanLee, 2018 CuriOdyssey Keeper Apprentice ♦♦♦♦♦♦ As I sit here gathering my many thoughts, I find myself stumbling over all of the incredible experiences, moments, and memories racing through my wandering mind. I’ll let you in on a little secret—this isn’t the first time I’ve attempted to…

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Learning About Science and Wildlife from Wildlife

By CuriOdyssey | Fri November 9, 2018

At CuriOdyssey, we give kids the tools to think like scientists and let them loose to ask “what if,” observe what is, and let the natural world answer their questions. Support from donors like you helps us offer educational programming and care for the animals who help us teach over 175,000 children and parents about…

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IlluminOdyssey 2018 Exhibit Guide

By Adele Rios | Fri November 2, 2018

IlluminOdyssey 2018 digital exhibit guide below. IlluminOdyssey, A Winter Lights Exhibits For Kids, November 2, 2018 – January 6, 2019. Plan your visit! First Floor: Pneumatic Ball Launcher  Experience this CuriOdyssey classic in a new light (ultraviolet!). Scientific phenomena: pressure, kinetic energy, fluorescence. Designed by CuriOdyssey. Additive Color Patterns  Dance on a floor alive with overlapping colored light projections.…

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CuriOdyssey Gala Lights Up Hillsborough

By Alex Shwarzstein | Thu November 1, 2018

Thank you to the many supporters who came together to make the ninth annual CuriOdyssey Gala an incredible success! More than 320 guests gathered at the elegant home of Danielle and Gil Simon for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a gourmet dinner, and a lively silent disco. The event included our most successful and exciting live…

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Behind IlluminOdyssey 2018

By Adele Rios | Wed October 17, 2018

Wow! Our exhibits team was hard at play tweaking current exhibits and creating new ones for our 2018 winter light experience for kids, IlluminOdyssey (open Nov. 2 – Jan. 6). Scenes from the CuriOdyssey workshop*: *May or may not be featured in the final IlluminOdyssey 2018 exhibit series. So much is in store for you and…

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September 2018 Closure

By Adele Rios | Sun September 16, 2018

CuriOdyssey is closed for a rejuvenation from September 10 to September 21, 2018. Here’s a peek at the happenings behind-the-scenes.     What’s pictured is just the beginning! Everyone at CuriOdyssey is contributing to multiple projects at once, with so much being done in just 12 days. Thank you for your patience as our team…

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Conservation: Single-Use Plastic Substitutions

By Adele Rios | Thu August 9, 2018

Thank you to everyone who participated in Plastic Free July! For those of you still looking for inspiration year-round, the following are some great ideas that CuriOdyssey staff shared. A great way to lead your family conservation plan and try living waste free is to start with simple substitutions! It’s never too early to practice sustainability…

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Plastic and Your Health

By Megan Hankins | Fri July 27, 2018

Plastic packaging is everywhere-it covers the items that we buy at the store, it is wrapped around our food, and it is used as cushioning for items that we order online. While plastics have become a convenient product to use for shipping and storing items, studies are cropping up that share a different side to…

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What is Single-Use Plastic?

By Megan Hankins | Thu July 19, 2018

What is single-use plastic? While you may not have heard the term “single-use plastic” before, you are most likely familiar with items that count as single-use plastics, such as cling wrap, Ziploc bags and plastic straws. Single-use plastics are items that are made of plastic that are meant to be used just one time before…

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