Ways to Donate to CuriOdyssey
You invest. They’ll invent. Kids learn about science and animals best out in the world, not behind a desk or in front of a screen. At CuriOdyssey, we let kids loose to observe what is, think about what could be and let the natural world answer their questions. Your donations help us give them the power to ask "what if" and the tools they’ll need to take on the future. Thank you!
Help us build the future of CuriOdyssey, so our kids can build theirs!
Let’s give more kids the power of real science!
- 100 live animals, mostly native to California and all of them rescue or too imprinted to release
- Dozens of original, interactive science exhibits
- 180,000+ visitors a year
- 10,000 children participating in education programs
- 180+ volunteers who gave 11,000+ hours last year
- 60% of our budget comes from donations
The Campaign for CuriOdyssey
Our mission is to revolutionize the way science is taught today. We believe a serious science education is a right, not a privilege, and it’s not getting the attention it deserves. That’s why we’re raising $35 million to transform CuriOdyssey into the ultimate serious science playground. Learn how you can join our cause.
Membership gives you unlimited admission to the museum for 1 year, free parking, and admission to over 400 zoos, aquariums, and science centers nationwide. Become a Member
Innovators Circle donors provide the leadership for annual support at CuriOdyssey. These gifts anchor everything we do, including providing free and subsidized science and wildlife education to more than 100,000 kids each year regardless of their ability to pay. Through generous, tax-deductible gifts of $2,500 or more, Innovators Circle donors support all of our efforts to build the minds of tomorrow today. Learn more
Time is money and we couldn’t do what we do without many, many hours of help from our vibrant volunteer corps. Volunteer opportunities range from interpreting wildlife to facilitating science activities to assisting with animal care. Volunteer
Adopt an Animal
Looking for the perfect gift to spread animal awareness? Adopt an animal and know that you are supporting all of the animals at CuriOdyssey. Adopt an Animal
Animal Care Wish List
CuriOdyssey’s Wildlife Wish List is a shopping list of enrichment items needed to keep our animals happy and healthy. The Wish List also supports our efforts in wildlife conservation. Items on the Wish List range from $1 to $300. Just click here, and you will go directly to our CuriOdyssey Wildlife Wish List on Amazon. Make your selection and you will be helping enrich the lives of many of the animals in our care. If you prefer to place a donation via phone, please contact us at 650-340-7571.
For questions and inquiries, e-mail us at info(at)curiodyssey.org. In the rare event that an item has been discontinued or the need for an item has been satisfied, your donation will be used to purchase a comparable item.
A gift to CuriOdyssey is a great way to honor or memorialize someone special. Please fill out a printable Contribution Form, so we know who the gift is for and who we should notify about your thoughtful gift or make a note in the space provided on the online form.
Gifts of Stock
We gratefully accept gifts of stock. To make a gift of stock, please download a Stock Transfer Form and complete it for your investment advisor. Select Stock Transfer Form for Capital Campaign Gifts or Stock Transfer Form for Annual Fund Gifts.
Send your Donation by Mail or by Bank Wire Transfer
If you wish to mail us your contribution, please send it to us at CuriOdyssey, 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo, CA 94401. Please include a note with your name and address. We want to be able to thank you! You may also print out this form and send it to us.
If you wish to send a wire transfer of cash directly to our bank account, please contact our Development Department for instructions at kkorsh(at)curiodyssey.org or call 650-340-7571. Thank you!
Cars With Heart
Donating your old car can be a great way to increase the impact of your giving! CuriOdyssey gratefully accepts car donations through Cars With Heart.
Sponsor an Event
CuriOdyssey partners with local businesses in a variety of ways to bring exposure to your business, provide benefits for your employees, and impress your clients while you support the important work of the museum. Click here to learn more about our corporate giving opportunities.
Sign up for eScrip and a percentage of many of your regular purchases will get donated to CuriOdyssey to support our exhibits, programs, and animal encounters. Sign-up for eScrip
Join us in welcoming Kepler’s as a community partner!
For 54 years, Kepler’s Books has been one of the nation’s premier independent bookstores, famous for its outstanding author events, knowledgeable staff, and its broad selection of books, magazines and gifts. Its commitment to the local communities it serves has helped define the cultural identity of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Now every time you make a purchase, Kepler’s will donate 6% to CuriOdyssey.
Visit Kepler’s Books on 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025. Short on time? You can also order books online, select CuriOdyssey on their non-profit page.
Gifts of $1,000 or more are recognized in our quarterly newsletter. All donations are acknowledged in the museum’s annual report. If you have any questions or would like to discuss other contribution opportunities, please contact us.
CuriOdyssey’s Tax ID number
CuriOdyssey is a 501(c)3 charitable organization incorporated in the State of California.
Click to download the IRS Determination Letter and California Franchise Tax Board Letter
Director of Development