K-6 Elementary Schools

Inspiring the Next Generation of Critical Thinkers

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.

Registration begins on Tuesday, September 3, 2013. If you have questions, please contact our Program Scheduler at Scheduler(at)CuriOdyssey.org or (650) 340-7598.

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Trip to CuriOdyssey (Your classroom travels to us!)


Self-Guided Visit

Explore CuriOdyssey’s science exhibits and wildlife habitats on your own. Groups of 10 or more may be eligible for a group discount. For more information about self-guided field trips, click here.
Day: Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday
Time: 10:00am–5:00pm    


Self-Guided Visit + Science Workshop

A two-part combo: CuriOdyssey educators lead students in specially designed activities that cover life or physical science content. Explore CuriOdyssey’s science exhibits and wildlife habitats on your own.
Day: Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday
Time: 9:30am or 10:45am


Self-Guided Visit + Wildlife Presentation

Choose from any of our four animal presentation themes, and explore CuriOdyssey's science exhibits and wildlife habitats on your own.
Day: Tuesday or Thursday
Time: 9:30am or 10:45am


CuriOdyssey Mobile Classroom (We come to you!)

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.


Mobile Science Workshop

CuriOdyssey educators lead students in specially designed activities that cover life or physical science content areas.
Day: Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday
Time: 9:15am-12pm (We work with you to schedule workshops that fit your classroom schedule.)


Wildlife Presentations

Choose from any of our four animal presentation themes.
Day: Tuesday or Thursday
Time: 9:15am-12pm (We work with you to schedule presentations that fit your classroom schedule.)
Due to animal well-being, this program travels to limited peninsula locations. Please note that, for the health of our animals, class room pets cannot be present during the program.


Mobile Museum – New!

Bring CuriOdyssey exhibits to your classroom! Students engage with our traveling, table-top science exhibits and a science activity facilitated by our professional educators. Activities and exhibits highlight natural phenomena such as sound, mechanics, and energy, and are structured to encourage experimentation and question-asking.
Day: Tuesday or Thursday
Time: 9:15am-2pm (We work with you to schedule the Mobile Museum program that fits your classroom schedule.)


Mobile Science: Extended Series

Experience three science workshops for your classroom over a period of time with activities tailor-made to your science curriculum goals.
Day: Tuesday – Friday
Time: We work with you to schedule workshops that fit your classroom schedule.


Science in Schools Partnership

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 Director of Education.


K-6 Science Workshops and Wildlife Programs

Program Name Science Strands* Grade Level
Animal Eggsploration
L I K
Animal Habitats L I 1 2 3 4
Audible Adventure
P I 2 3
Birds of Prey
L I 3 4 5 6
Build It and Break It!
P I 1 2 3
Dynamic Decomposers
L I K 1
Fur, Feathers, Scales, or Exoskeletons
L I K 1 2
Green Energy P I 3 4 5 6
Ice Investigators P I K 1 2 3
Interesting Invertebrates L I K 1 2
Plant Power L I 1 2 3 4
Predator & Prey
L I 1 2 3 4
Ramblin’ Reptiles
L I K 1 2 3
Wildlife Presentation: Animal Sense
L I K 1 2 3 4 5 6
Wildlife Presentation: Catch Me if You Can
L I K 1 2 3 4 5 6
Wildlife Presentation: High to Low Habitats
L I K 1 2 3 4
Wildlife Presentation: To Conserve and Protect
L I 3 4 5 6
Wildlife Presentation: What’s on the Menu?
L I 1 2 3 4