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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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IluminOdyssey Preview 2021

Electrify your child’s imagination at CuriOdyssey’s IlluminOdyssey, a dazzling winter light experience designed for children and families. See four levels of walls, floors and ceilings come alive with radiant, moving color. Our thrilling winter light exhibition returns to the peninsula on Friday, November 19, 2020. This extraordinary exhibition ignites kids’ imagination with brilliant laser art,…

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New Directors Join CuriOdyssey’s Board

CuriOdyssey Science Playground and Zoo

CuriOdyssey, a children’s science and wildlife center, is pleased to announce the appointment of eight new members and one new volunteer representative to our board of directors. Each individual appointment brings a diverse set of skills, experience and background collectively creating a board that truly reflects our community and constituents. The board’s goal is to…

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Alaska Airlines and CuriOdyssey Launch ‘Museums for All’ Program

The new initiative provides low income families equal access to the San Mateo Museum and Zoo. January 16th, 2020 – CuriOdyssey, San Mateo’s science playground and zoo, in partnership with Alaska Airlines, is pleased to announce the launch of its Museums for All (MFA) program beginning February 7. With the generous donation from Founding Sponsor Alaska Airlines,…

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Gilead Grant Supports CuriOdyssey in the Classroom

San Mateo, CA–April 2019–CuriOdyssey, a science playground and zoo, received a grant from the Gilead Foundation of Foster City, CA in support of the school science program, including a low-income component to serve underprivileged children. The program will offer STEM curricula and field trips for schools and groups as well as hands-on workshops, both on-site…

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New Donors Jumpstart Phase II of The Campaign for CuriOdyssey

CuriOdyssey science playground and zoo received three gifts recently to ignite Phase II of The Campaign for CuriOdyssey! The museum received a $1,000,000 gift from Connie and Robert Lurie in support of The Campaign for CuriOdyssey. Well-known Bay Area philanthropists, the Luries actively support programs and projects that focus on education and underserved communities. Their…

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1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA 94401
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CuriOdyssey is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Tax ID 94-1262434

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