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Homeschool Program

A Program for Homeschoolers and Youth Schooling at Home!

We offer an activities-based, high quality, and self-driven science program designed for children ages 6–9 years old. Throughout each session, students learn skills in scientific inquiry, explore different scientific phenomena, and learn more about the world around them. This program takes place in our indoor classroom spaces, CuriOdyssey's museum and zoo areas, and Coyote Point Park.

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Program Information:

Our Home/Custom School program is for youth 6 to 9 years old.

Class Days: Wednesdays

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.

Nature Navigators

October 4 - November 1, 2023

Follow your nose through our garden, or feel the direction of the wind. This session encourages our homeschool scientists to use all their senses as they explore the world around them. We’ll investigate nature through exciting explorations of sound, light, texture, taste, and smell. Join us to develop your navigating skills and discover the science of nature.

Emerging Engineers

November 8 - December 13, 2023 (No class 11/22)

Watch things soar, splat, or break in this fun-filled physics session. Students will use the scientific process to ask questions, build, observe, test, and create their own projects like catapults, egg drops, circuits, and more. If your child enjoys building and tinkering, then you won’t want to miss this chance for exciting engineering program!

Radical Reactions

January 10 - February 7, 2024

Pop, sizzle, and slide by as we explore radical reactions with common chemicals we can find at home. Discover what acids and bases are and what happens when they react. Create cool projects, make a mess, and more in this totally tubular session!

Amazing Art

February 14 - March 13, 2024

Give life to clay characters, spin a zoetrope, or flip some sticks as we take still images and explore how they move rapidly to give the illusion of movement. Students will create short movies while learning about vision, color theory, and how we can make art using science!

Wildlife Wonders

April 10 - May 8, 2024

Not all animals at Coyote Point Park live at CuriOdyssey! In this fun class, homeschool scientist 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. 


  • 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.


For Families Using Ocean Grove

  • A non-refundable 25% deposit is required for each session. CuriOdyssey will bill Ocean Grove for the remaining session fees.
    • Member: Deposit: $89.75/session; Remaining Fees: $269.25/session
    • Non-Member: Deposit: $112.25/session; Remaining Fees: $336.75/session
  • If you cancel your registration less than 21 days before the session, Ocean Grove will be invoiced a prorated amount of the session fee based upon the cancellation date. After Ocean Grove payment is received, you will be invoiced for the remaining fees.

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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

Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The gold standard for animal care and welfare.
ASTC Member. Association of Science and Technology Centers.
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