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$8.50 - Students (13-17) & Seniors (62+)
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Fri Nov 16: Close at 4pm


Our Clothing: The Hidden Source of Plastic Pollution

By Roisin Altreuter | Fri July 13, 2018

It’s time to acknowledge the plastic in our clothing. About 60% of the clothing worn globally is made from plastic-based fabrics like polyester, spandex, nylon, fleece, and more. When we wash these fabrics, they shed tiny pieces of plastic that are too small to be caught by water filtration systems. This is the #1 source of…

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Tips for Packing A Plastic-Free Lunch  

By CuriOdyssey | Thu July 5, 2018

Tips for packing a plastic-free lunch!   The average student produces about 67 pounds of waste from their lunches each school year (EPA). That means we have a big opportunity to reduce the amount of waste heading to our landfill each year by taking a few simple steps! Things to try: Re-use containers and jars from…

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What is Falconry?

By Anna Maness | Thu July 5, 2018

Falconry: The Ancient Technique of Hunting Wild Animals by using Trained Birds of Prey. How old is Falconry? What are some modern examples? Visual tool: check out this timeline from PBS! The earliest evidence of falconry in recorded history is 2205 BC China. Records refer to falcons as royal gifts in the Heian dynasty in…

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Science at Home: Rainbow Eruptions

By Adele Rios | Thu June 28, 2018

Simple at-home science experiments featured at Bubbles & Rainbows 2018. There were two kinds of rainbow eruptions at this event, try one or both today! The Mentos Method Source: Scientific American describes the tried and true method well, with some variation testing (i.e. crushed candies vs whole). At CuriOdyssey, we cut out a few steps and…

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Bubbles & Rainbows Weekend

By CuriOdyssey | Thu June 28, 2018

One of the most popular family science gatherings ever at CuriOdyssey—this year’s Bubbles & Rainbows weekend inspired thousands, and set a new record! Over the weekend, hundreds of Bay Area kids were every day scientists as they dabbled in elasticity, surface tension, chemistry, light, and geometry with rainbow and bubble science stations throughout CuriOdyssey. Did you know?…

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Make Edible Water Bottles

By Adele Rios | Wed June 27, 2018

How to make edible water bottles at home! CuriOdyssey guests got to try edible water bottles at our May First Friday Family Night. Through the process of spherification, this activity will create an edible, gelatinous membrane around a blob of water! Your family can think about design solutions for environmental problems as you experiment with this possible substitute…

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What is Plastic Free July?

By Megan Hankins | Thu June 21, 2018

This month CuriOdyssey is celebrating Plastic Free July! This is an international initiative that began in Australia with a mission to become “a global movement that dramatically reduces plastic use and improves recycling”. While plastic is a super-convenient product that has shaped our modern lives, it has been over-used and we now rely on it…

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Genentech Volunteers Remove Invasive Plant

By Adele Rios | Fri June 15, 2018

Fifteen volunteers from Genentech spent over two hours working with CuriOdyssey to remove invasive species from Coyote Point Park. Demonstrating dedication to their community, Genentech volunteers joined CuriOdyssey Science Educator Cat B. Wednesday, June 15, 2018 to take on a well-known threat to native species: LIRA. Limonium ramosissimum, or LIRA, plant removal has been a focus…

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The Science of Bubbles

By Anna Maness | Fri June 8, 2018

Bubbles! What makes them so enticing?  Bubbles are something so common that most people have interacted with one; either grabbing a bubble wand and creating giant bubbles yourself, making a bubble bath, or encountering a stray bubble (like the one that floats around when washing the dishes). We ask, how are bubbles formed? Why are…

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Bubbles & Rainbows 2018

By Adele Rios | Thu June 7, 2018

Join us in San Mateo for a celebration of science, summer, and pride! The 2018 Bubbles & Rainbows annual event is scheduled for pride weekend, June 23-24, 2018. 10a-3p. Event included with daily admission, and admission is always free for members! Click to become a member now. Proudly partnered with volunteers from the San Mateo County Pride Center. Find more of our upcoming…

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