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Camps & Classes

Science Explorers

Program Information:

Science Explorers is for youth 3 to 5 years old.

Class Days: Fridays
Class Time: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
5-week sessions
Location: CuriOdyssey
Fee: Member: $359/session
Non-Member: $449/session

In an effort to increase financial accessibility, partial scholarships are available for qualifying families. To learn more about our CuriOdyssey Scholarship Program, click here.

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  • Each session has five classes, held on Fridays.
  • Participants must provide their own snack.
  • Participants must be potty-trained and able to use the bathroom independently.

Science Explorer Trial Classes:

Science Explorer Trial classes are for prospective Science Explorer families to meet our teachers, experience the program, and gauge whether their child is ready for our 5-week Science Explorers program. Please note that a parent or caregiver must attend with their child.

Trial Class Day: Friday
Class Time: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: CuriOdyssey
Fee: Member: $72/session
Non-Member: $90/session

Science Explorer Trial dates are listed in the session descriptions below.


This class is only open to those who have not yet participated in Science Explorers at CuriOdyssey.

Science Explorers Sessions

Budding Zookeepers

September 30 - October 28, 2022

This program is for animal enthusiasts! Budding Zookeepers will have a chance to meet many of the animals that call CuriOdyssey home. Through hands-on science activities, explorers will learn about different types of animals and what makes them unique by exploring our biofacts, observing our animals, practicing how they move or helping staff keep our animals entertained.

Trial Class: September 23, 2022

Mini Makers

November 4 - December 9, 2022 (No class 11/11 & 11/25; 4-week session)

Physical science is the study of stuff – what it’s made of, what it does, and how it changes. In this fun-filled physics session, we will explore physics and engineering! Science Explorers will ask questions while building, observing, testing, and more. If your child loves tinkering and experimenting, this is the session for them!

No Trial Class.

Science of Art

January 13 - February 17, 2023 (No class 1/20)

What do scientists and artists have in common? Just about everything! Both are creative problem solvers that explore their ideas and try new things. In this blended science and art theme, Science Explorers will use science to create art and use art to understand scientific forces. The result is a fun, messy experience that is sure to brighten their day!

Trial Class: January 13, 2023

Kitchen Chemistry

March 3 – April 14, 2023 (No class 3/31 & 4/7)

Science and food are an awesome recipe for fun and learning. Make ice cream, taste salty and sweet treats, and dabble with the density of different cooking ingredients. Participants will be using our measuring cups, bowls, and utensils as we get our hands into the chemistry of solutions that are slippery, sticky, slimy, and edible!

Trial Class: February 24, 2023

Wildlife Detectives

April 28 - May 26, 2023

Not all animals at Coyote Point Park live at CuriOdyssey! In this fun class, explorers will look for clues to learn about what kinds of animals live in the park. We might explore some scat, spy on some sneaky squirrels, look for footprints, or see who hides under logs. Detectives will discover for themselves what animals might have visited CuriOdyssey overnight!  

Trial Class: April 21, 2023.


  • Cancellations more than 21 days prior to the start of your program will result in a 75% refund of your program fees.
  • Cancellations less than 21 days from the start of your program are not eligible for refunds.
  • A full refund will be given if CuriOdyssey cancels your program.
  • CuriOdyssey cannot provide partial refunds for missed classes and cannot offer a prorated price for partially attended sessions.
  • Memberships are non-refundable.


Transferring Sessions

  • If you need to transfer sessions, please reach out to the Education Team.
  • A $25 transfer fee will be collected per session transfer.

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San Mateo, CA 94401
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