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Whooosh! A Physics-in-Action Playground

By Bryan Cohn | Mon October 18, 2021

CuriOdyssey is First Museum to Build Magical Bridge Playground Project Led by Two Mothers Dedicated to Inclusivity for their Children San Mateo, CA (October 13, 2021)—CuriOdyssey is excited to announce the completion of the first phase of its campus project with the opening of Whooosh!, an inclusive, physics-in-action playground made possible thanks to the efforts…

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Pumpkin Days in Full Swing!

By Bryan Cohn | Thu October 14, 2021

This year’s Pumpkin Days event has already helped kick off the fall season. Starting with our First Friday night which occurred on October 1st, you will be able to enjoy all the different whimsical elements that make Pumpkin Days a fun way for kids to learn and interact with Halloween-related science. Not only do we…

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Bay Area Parent – Best of the Best 2021

By Bryan Cohn | Mon October 4, 2021

According to Bay Area Parent, the Best of the Best reader survey is an annual publication that has become an important tool each year for bay area families. Readers can use the Best of the Best publication as a good source when searching for the best family resources in their communities, including CuriOdyssey! Each year,…

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Key Leadership Additions

By Bryan Cohn | Thu August 19, 2021

CuriOdyssey, a children’s science playground and wildlife center, is pleased to announce that Julie Saltzman Kellner and Maureen Garrett have joined the organization as Director of Finance and Operations and Development Director, respectively. Kellner joins CuriOdyssey after serving as Managing Director of Berkeley’s award-winning Aurora Theatre Company for eleven years. Before her arrival in the…

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Movie Nights Recap: Raya and the Last Dragon

By Bryan Cohn | Fri August 6, 2021

Thanks to the almost 300 attendees who showed up last Saturday night for the first installment of Coyote Point Recreation Area’s Summer Movie Nights for a fun time out in the park. It was great to see so many familiar faces in our own backyard. CuriOdyssey was out in full force exhibiting our fog bubble…

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Where is Frankie the Bobcat?

By Bryan Cohn | Mon July 26, 2021

Where is Frankie, you ask? Well, he has been recovering from an injury he sustained in the early morning hours on June 30th.  During the morning keeper rounds, they noticed that Frankie did not want to come in for breakfast. Frankie loves food more than anything, even more than his friend Caro, so they knew that something must be…

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National Zookeeper Week

By Bryan Cohn | Thu July 22, 2021

National Zookeeper Week (NZKW), July 18-24, focuses on the need to protect and preserve our wildlife and vanishing habitats via conservation while celebrating the animal keeper’s essential role as both educator and wildlife ambassador. During the third week of July each year, we recognize and highlight how great animal care and conservation efforts require great…

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CuriOdyssey Terminates the Employment of Carl Oosterman

By CuriOdyssey | Wed July 14, 2021

CuriOdyssey has terminated the employment of Carl Oosterman, Director of Education, effective immediately. Mr. Oosterman was employed at CuriOdyssey for 17 years. Last week we learned about a deeply disturbing incident that involved Mr. Oosterman at an offsite location outside of work hours. This incident was brought to our attention by a private watchdog group…

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Update – CuriOdyssey Terminates the Employment of Carl Oosterman

By CuriOdyssey | Wed July 14, 2021

Dear CuriOdyssey families, Today I am reaching out to our current and past CuriOdyssey, Leaders In Training (LIT) counselor and homeschool families regarding further developments regarding the very serious matter involving former CuriOdyssey employee and Director of Education Carl Oosterman. As you may already know from a previous letter or CuriOdyssey’s public statement, dated July…

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“Full STEAM Ahead!” – CuriOdyssey’s 2021 Virtual Gala

By CuriOdyssey | Mon March 8, 2021

On Thursday, February 25, 2021, CuriOdyssey hosted its first ever virtual gala, “Full STEAM Ahead!” This event was made possible by Gala Co-Chairs, Julie Lee and Kelly Markson, our board of directors, and all of our generous gala sponsors. You can watch a recording of the virtual gala here. Thanks to the 280 friends who…

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