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Welcome to Explorit

A hands-on science museum in Davis, California with the mission "to ignite and foster curiosity about science and nature through inquiry and discovery."

 Visitor fun at Explorit

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Summer Science Camp 2015

June 15 - August 21, 2015
Registration starts March 16, 2015

 - Weekly sessions for pre-school-5th grade  
 - Five new topics this summer. 
 - Campers have the option of morning or all-day sessions. 
 - New this year is a workshop (offered three times) for 11 through13 year olds, "Weird Water" taught by Explorit's President, Aquatic Scientist, Lars Anderson, Ph.D.  

Explorit Talk Series

 at DMG Mori Auditorium, 3805 Faraday Ave. Davis

Explorit's Science Lecture Series is intended to offer a bridge between the general public and practicing scientists with the goal of creating a greater understanding and appreciation for the impact of science in our lives. Talks described as "Family Lectures" are suitable also for children.
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• March 16th, 7pm, Family Friendly Lecture: Its All About Humming:  The Ins and Outs of the UC Davis Hummingbird Health and Conservation Program” by Dr. Lisa Tell- BS, DVM. Dr Tell studies avian health in the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine.   

• February 9th, 7pm: "Moving Lake Tahoe - The Story of its Currents"  by Geoffrey Schladow, Ph.D.  

Elementary Math Workshop Collaborative

Professional Development for Classroom Teachers - Saturday February 21st, 1:30 pm - 4 pm.

Please RSVP to, as space is limited. Workshops are organized by Leslie Banes and Chelsea Le, both experienced classroom teachers currently in UCD’s doctoral program in the School of Education.

Marble Pyramids and other “Low Floor / High Ceiling” Math Tasks Saturday February 21st, 1:30 – 4:00pm at Explorit We will be discussing one way of reaching struggling and excelling students simultaneously: through “low floor, high ceiling” math tasks. These problems have multiple points of entry and a rich invitation to deeply extend thinking. [Read More...]

Explorit engages children and adults in hands-on science discovery.  We have a family-friendly museum and nature site in Davis. What’s more, we take science programs on the road to schools and community sites in 16 counties. The center offers everyone the chance to “Think it… Try it… Explorit.”  
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