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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.

Jessa Barzelay Promoted to Chief Programs Officer

Jessa Barzelay Promoted to Chief Programs Officer

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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What’s Going On With Curiodyssey’s Birds?

Harris's Hawk with wings outstretched, perched on glove

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

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’s Animals Get Vaccinated for COVID – 19

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

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

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

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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CuriOdyssey Retains Top Accreditation

The top accrediting body for zoos and aquariums, The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), has approved CuriOdyssey’s accreditation for an additional five years, signaling the 5th consecutive time the organization has received the certificate (since 2000). Fewer than 10% of the approximately 2,800 animal exhibitors licensed by the United States Department of Agriculture are…

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CuriOdyssey is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Tax ID 94-1262434

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