Odyssey of the Mind


Arts and Music, Engineering, Math, Reading, Writing

Age Range

Age 10, Age 11, Age 12, Age 13, Age 14, Age 15+, Age 5, Age 6, Age 7, Age 8, Age 9


24 weeks

Materials Fee


We are so excited to get started with Odyssey of the Mind again this year!

OM is a creative problem solving competition. The students choose from 5 long-term problems, and prepare their solution in advance, which they must present through a skit or similar performance. Additionally, teams compete together in a spontaneous problem solving challenge that is not announced beforehand. OM teams display out of this world creativity, pun perfection, and spendiferous crafting, costuming, and construction skills! Humor and outright hilarity are encouraged throughout the OM organization, from silly chants and rhymes to mirthful millenery.

IfSpace plans to host 5 Odyssey of the Mind teams this year. Students are sorted by age, with a maximum of 7 and a minimum of 5 students per team. One of our 5 teams will perform in the Primary division, which is non-competitive, expo-only. The other 5 teams will choose from the list of 5 long-terms problems after we have sorted our 2017 participants by age and schedule availability. The oldest participant on each team determines the level at which the whole team competes, so it’s important to try to keep the teams similar in age! Our 2016 teams scored very well at the Space Coast competition, and our Division III team advanced to state competition at UCF!

If you register for OM, please select the time that is most ideal for you, and include any additional information regarding your schedule preferences in the comments or send me an email at odyssey@ifspace.org.

More About Odyssey of the Mind Here

Read the 2017 Problem Synopses Here

Scheduled Classes

Start Date Stop Date Day(s) of Week Class Time
August 24, 2016 February 22, 2017 Wednesday 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
A Team – Ages TBD
August 24, 2016 February 22, 2017 Wednesday 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
B Team – Ages 5-7
August 25, 2016 February 23, 2017 Thursday 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
C Team – Ages TBD
August 25, 2016 February 23, 2017 Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
D Team – Ages TBD

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