is working to solve the science
problem in America today. Find out what thousands of grownups in the D.C.
area already know: Curiosity Zone inspires curious kids.
There is nothing else like it.
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"I wanted to
share this with you: my twins, Domenic & Paul attended several
summer camps & had their birthday party at your place in 2005 &
2006. They are now 9 years old and they were conveying, in great
detail, just this week, about all of the exciting things they did at
all of the camps & birthday party. How many times do you think
children can recall, four or five years later, what happened in a
classroom? This is testament to how creative and meaningful your
methods and subjects are - Curiosity Zone leaves a lasting
impression on children." -- Krista
is fantastic! It's the kind of place I wish had been around when I
was a kid! The first thing that hits you when you walk in the
Curiosity Zone is that everything is kid sized. The doors, the
chairs, the big long tables, everything has been designed with kids
in mind and the colors are so bright and vibrant! The classrooms
are glassed in so parents can stay and watch if they like, this also
helps when it's time to go home. What hits you next are the
sounds of kids squealing, singing and cheering over ... science!
My science classes in school were dreadful and I was lucky if I
stayed awake through attendance. These kids were "oohing" and "aahing"
over an experiment involving liquids and solids! How do you do
that?! The teachers seemed wonderful, sing-songy and just as
enthusiastic as the kids were about the experiments. The woman at
the front desk was wonderful and before she could get my friend's
child out of class he came running out of the classroom brimming
with information about how to make "guk" at home and how he knew the
secret recipe and what happens when you dissolve a solid in to a
liquid. Seriously, the kid was high on science! . . .
.If the Curiosity Zone was around when I was a kid I would have
lived there! The Curiosity Zone gets an all caps FIVE STARS!
is a magical place where real learning happens. I wish the public
schools were this inviting.” -- KNS
“The other day my
daughter was standing
outside in our culdesac
and she gets up on the
curb and she’s putting
her sneakers on the curb
and she wasn’t going
anywhere, and she said,
‘Look Mom! I’m making
friction. This is
friction!’ She learned
that when she was 3 and
a half – over a year ago
– and she still is
applying these science
concepts into her
everyday life, which is
amazing.” -- Susanne
"Justin got up and
taught his [third grade]
class the science lesson
his teacher had planned.
He loved it, but the
truth is he is often
bored in class because
he mastered the concepts
years ago at Curiosity
Zone. He loves
science -- just craves
more stimulation in
school." -- Michelle
"I was at the playground
with Duncan [a 3 year
old] a few weeks ago.
He was on top of a
slide, and shouting
What do I have?' I
had no clue what he was
talking about until he
energy!" Then he
went down the slide, and
said, 'Now I have
He had learned those
concepts weeks earlier
at Curiosity Zone.
Not only did he
understand what the
concepts meant, he was
able to apply them weeks
later." -- Rhonna
wanted to give you my testimonial. Noah has been going to Curiosity
Zone since he was a baby when you first opened and offered toddler
classes. Noah has taken classes and done camps at Curiosity
Zone at intervals when our schedules and finances permitted. He is
now in Kindergarten and we just received his report card last night
with an O+ (Outstanding Plus: the highest mark) by it for Science.
All of his other marks are high as well, but his science grade was
his one grade that he made him so pleased with himself. It really
helped as a parent to have a syllabus for his classes, so we could
go to the library and find books on the topics before he had his
class on the topic. Then the hands on learning that he received at
CZ was the true comprehension component that one cannot receive from
books alone. They didn't have science at the beginning of the
year, they just started this past quarter. They had social studies
the first two quarters. He really likes school since they have
started science. I know that I have a lot to thank CZ for this!" --
"We took the
boys to the Baltimore Aquarium two weeks ago and we were standing at
the Octopus tank and they had a volunteer talking about Octopus. [M]y
very shy 6 year old raised his hand and walked forward and said to
the man, an Octopus has three hearts. The man said to him you are
right! That is awesome, how did you know that. My husband and I were
very shocked and he looked at the man and said Curiosity Zone (as in
of course where else would I have learned that and rolled his eyes).
He said he learned it in camp last summer. I can't get him to tell
me what he did in school that day, but Octopus hearts he is all
over!" -- Susan
“This course was
excellent! (Age appropriate and exciting!) As an educator myself, I
am sometimes overly critical of such activities. However, this
course gets excellent reviews. My son looked forward to class each
week and continued the activities at home throughout the following
week. We’ve become C-Zone ‘groupies.’ Thanks so much!!” -- Sandy S.
classes have broadened our daughter’s learning experiences in the
science field through experiments and activities that are
challenging, engaging, fun and educational. We are very excited to
have introduced many new concepts to her at such an early age. There
is nothing else like the C-Zone around!” – A.F.
feel that participation in this program has given our son a head
start in appreciating the beauty of science!!" -- Chris
“Cam won the
science award at his preschool – largely because of the classes he
took at the Curiosity Zone.” – Matt W.
had an absolute blast in her Chemistry class. The enthusiasm she has
for science and doing experiments is amazing.” – C-Zone Parent
weekend we attended a birthday party
for playgroup friends of ours and I
wanted to share some pictures and
thoughts on this unique and
educational birthday party setting.
We’ve been to parties all over –
from farm museums to homes to
bounce-houses (Lots…and Lots… of
bounce houses…lol…). And don’t get
me wrong, I LOVE the bounce houses!
We even had our daughters’ fourth
birthday party at a fantastic local
bounce house. It’s great exercise
for kids and parents alike. But as
a former science teacher I was
really thrilled with what we
experienced at this birthday party
and I think it’s so unique that I
wanted to share my reflections on
recommends having your child’s birthday party at
Curiosity Zone. The cost for what you get is a great
value and all the children and adults walked out of
the party with big smiles!"
I wanted to
thank you all for a wonderful Birthday Party! Timothy was sooooooo incredibly happy with all the fun you provided. Thank you
for having such a wonderful place in our Ashburn area!! As my
kids would say, ok me too, "You Rock"! :D" -- Stacey
"My five year old girls
talked all the way home about the party and asked
immediately if I would look on the computer for more
experiments for them to do. After
we got home that night my husband told me that one
of our daughters came running up to him during the
party and said, “DADDY!! I FINALLY KNOW what I want
to BE when I grow up! A SCIENTIST!!" -- Catina
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“My kids love
their science classes. I have a hard time getting them to leave the
CZ. It’s an amazing kid friendly place that cares about the kids and
teaches them to love science.” -- Kim
“As a veteran of
Gymboree, Kindermusik, and My Gym, I think Curiosity Zone is
outstanding and highly encourage my friends to enroll their
children.” Michele R.
and programs. My 2 ½ yr. old son is struggling to speak, but he’ll
try to shout “Physics Class” at the top of his lungs when he knows
he’s on his way here.” Stephanie W.
stretched my daughter’s mind to think of everyday things in a new
way.” -- Michelle
loved experiments before we came to Curiosity Zone. Now she is
coming up with the experiments herself!” – C-Zone parent
“Love it! One of
the best extra-school places I’ve seen for both of my girls.” –
alternative for the thinking child.” -- C.N.S.
“CZ has been a
lot of fun – it’s brought science into our home.” -- K.D.
“My daughter is
still testing liquids for acidity weeks after the class!” -- L.E.B.
creative outlet for non-art oriented kids! We love it!” – Andrea
“We are very
thrilled to have CZ in the neighborhood.” – C-Zone Parent
“Everyone is so
friendly – Terrific learning environment.” – C-Zone Parent
“A wonderful way
to supplement the schools’ science curriculum without making a
complete mess of your house!” – C-Zone Parent
science-minded (not so interested in sports) son this place has
soooo provided him with the experiences he craves!!” – Deanna
are appropriate to the age of the children and we really appreciate
the take-home newsletters to discuss what they’ve covered.” -Lisa
and stimulating.” –P.M.
wonderful experience [my daughter] has had. Everyone at CZ takes joy
in watching our kids’ amazement and enjoyment of the wonders of
science. You all take as much pride and joy in the children’s
accomplishments as we do as parents. Mr. Garry was wonderful. You
can tell he is a father and loves kids. I really appreciate his
compliments of [my daughter] and his first hand knowledge to make
science interesting and fun for girls too.” – Kim
“Thank you for
giving my child a fun place to explore science it has sparked her
interest in so many new topics!” – Jennifer
“Ms. Peggy is a
very sweet and informative teacher. She was very kind and
accommodating to the special needs child I brought here. Thanks for
a great session in Chemistry!!” – Tina
“My children are
developing a (hopefully) lifelong love for science. Thank you!” --
matter – good instruction. Keep up the Good Work!” – T.D.N.
“We look forward
to chemistry class all week. Educational, but more importantly it’s
fun! Thank You!” – Kelly
had a great time! The program is fantastic, and the kits [are] full
of great stuff.” – K.J.
“My son loves to
explore at the C-Zone!” – Geoff R.
Physics was even better than chemistry! My daughter has had the time
of her life.” – Kelley D.
never stops and it’s true (100%) with Curiosity Zone.” – Rahi R.
“Great Concept –
Keep it up! My daughters loved it!” – C-Zone Parent
“What a great
idea. My kids love it.” – C-Zone Parent
“What a great
hands on learning experience.” -- Michele H.
My child loved coming and looked forward to coming every day.” --
has had a wonderful time. He is looking forward to the Fall! Bugs,
bugs and more bugs!” Trish P.
“It’s cool and
fun.” -- Cara