As a non-profit organization CuriOdyssey relies upon donations from interested parties and entry fees paid by visitors. Volunteers give freely of their time to help keep the museum and zoo running efficiently and affordably, but due to the popularity and success of the program the museum has outgrown their current building and need to expand as well as repair and undertake regular maintenance of its existing facilities. The value of the teaching/learning opportunities for children makes the museum and zoo a wonderful addition to the San Francisco Bay area.

With an annual budget of $3.5 Million CuriOdyssey caters to over 170,000 people annually. Being able to provide education programs to underserved youth is an important aspect of the museum and wildlife zoo. Over 11,000 hours are donated to help the museum further its mission, summer camps being part of the exciting opportunities offered to children in the San Francisco Bay area. 480 educational programs are run annually, exploring the 50 interactive science exhibits housed within the museum and learning about the more than 110 animals that the wildlife zoo provides a home to.

CuriOdyssey has been blessed with donations from a number of supportive trusts and foundations:

  • Cathy and Blake Krikorian
  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • John and Marcia Goldman Foundation
  • Jennifer and Owen Van Natta
  • Sunlight Giving
  • The TomKat Charitable Trust
  • The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

In addition to the trusts, organizations, foundations and individuals listed above CuriOdyssey is fortunate to have received many other donations from generous donors who believe in what the museum and wildlife zoo is aiming to achieve, and the benefits the center brings to the greater San Francisco Bay area.

CuriOdyssey, its Board of Trustees and staff all believe strongly in providing children with a learning experience that is not only educational but enjoyable and fun. It is to this end that every effort is being made to not only maintain its current facilities and programs, but to continue to look towards a future that will allow children of all socio-economic backgrounds the opportunity to discover science and observe and interact with nature so that they may go forward with an understanding of how human beings can be caring of the environment in which we live.