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Main parking lot is limited during construction 9/19-9/28. See the new visitor parking map for alternate lots.  CuriOdyssey will be closed 9/27-9/28. Click here for info on aviary closure.

Closed Sept. 27-28.

Schools & Groups

K-6 Elementary Schools

We believe children learn best through experiences that inspire them to ask questions, engage all of their senses, and discover what makes their world work. We offer a variety of high-quality, immersive, engaging science programs for elementary students. Our programs spark passion for science and help children acquire the tools to deeply understand the changing world.

CuriOdyssey is an ideal field trip destination. Interactive exhibits, amazing live animals, and high-quality educational programs — all on a personal scale — provide your students with an unforgettable up-close science experience.

CuriOdyssey is a nonprofit and relies on program fees and contributed support to provide care for our animals and give the superpower of science to the next generation of critical thinkers.

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*Key to Science Strands:

  • This program can travel to your site!
  • Earth Science
  • Life Science
  • Physical Science
  • Investigation and Experimentation

*Key to Grades

  • K Kindergarten
  • 1 1st Grade
  • 2 2nd Grade
  • 3 3rd Grade
  • 4 4th Grade
  • 5 5th Grade
  • 6 6th Grade

Program Pricing:

10-20 students: $340.00

21-30 students: $595.00

1 free chaperone ticket for every 5 students.

Additional chaperone tickets for $13.95 per chaperone.

Additional travel fees for coming to your location will apply.

CuriOdyssey Mobile Classroom

Bring CuriOdyssey programs to your classroom or school! Our exciting mobile programs save you the expense of and time in coordinating transportation. CuriOdyssey educators arrive at your school to facilitate a hands-on science program engaging your students in the natural world.


Choose from any of our seven animal program themes.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Onsite: 9:30am – 2:00pm
Offsite: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Due to animal well-being, this program travels to limited peninsula locations. Please note that, for the health of our animals, classroom pets cannot be present during the program.


CuriOdyssey educators lead students in specially designed activities that cover life or physical science content areas.

Day: Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday
Time: 9:30am – 2:00pm (We work with you to schedule workshops that fit your classroom schedule.)


CuriOdyssey partners with your school to provide ongoing science experiences for students over several grade levels. This program also includes professional development for participant teachers.

Contact Jessa Barzelay at jbarzelay(at)

Take a Trip to CuriOdyssey


A two-part combo: CuriOdyssey educators will lead students in specially designed activities that cover life or physical science content areas. Explore CuriOdyssey’s science exhibits and wildlife habitats on your own.

Workshop Days: Tuesday, Thursday, and some Fridays
Time: 9:30am, 10:45am, and/or 12pm


Choose one of our wildlife program themes and explore CuriOdyssey’s science exhibits and wildlife habitats on your own.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Onsite: 9:30am – 2:00pm
Offsite: 10:30am – 2:00pm

Join the CuriOdyssey Community


1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA 94401

[email protected]

CuriOdyssey is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Tax ID 94-1262434

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