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Explorit Science Center

Welcome to Explorit where it's all hands-on science!

Explorit engages children and adults in hands-on science discovery.  We have a family-friendly museum and nature site in Davis. We take science programs on the road to schools and community sites in 18 counties. 

➣ Visiting Public hours

➣ School Programs Flier
➣ Schedule your school or group visit to Explorit 

A busy day in the Jonsson GalleryExplorit offers everyone the chance to “Think it… Try it… Explorit.”  

➣ Watch a 30 second commercial for Explorit's school programs

➣  Visit Explorit's YouTube Channel 


NEW! Explorit is still taking registration for its 2015-16 Nature Bowl Team  VernalPool.jpg

  • What is the Nature Bowl? Click here!
  • Who can participate? 3rd through 6th graders.
  • How can you find out how to register? Click here!
  • If you are a teen or adult who would like to be a team mentor or assistant please email Lisa Justice at 


 !Spooky Science!

on Saturday, October 24, 2015
Come to Explorit between 6-8 pm for some exciting spookiness.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
$5 charge - pay at the door.

Winter Science Workshops- for ages 5-12

Coming during Thanksgiving week and during the schools' Winter Break
The morning workshops, 9am-noon, are designed for children ages 5 to 12. 
Parents are welcome to attend with their children or children may be dropped off and picked up at noon.  
See the Workshop Program details.
Registration starts Monday, October 26.  
Call 530-756-0191 to register
Cost: $30 members / $35 non-members
Register one child for 4 days and get a $20 discount

Explorit Lectures and Family Talks  

Thursday, November 19, 2015
At 7 pm.  DMG MORI (Mori Seiki) 3805 Faraday Ave, Davis  drone.png

A family friendly talk


Come back for more details soon!

NOTE: Many of Explorit's science lectures are held in the lovely auditorium at the DMG Mori Seiki facility on east Second Street. See the map - it's really easy to find! 

Explorit is most grateful to DMG Mori for the use of this large space with three screens and lots of seating. Do join us for this next talk. 


A SURVEY:   About Explorit's Summer Science Camp

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Visit Explorit's Exploration Gallery

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NEW! The Nano Exhibits with signage in English and Spanish are on display as well as  "Water in Our World" and other exploration activities!  [Click here for a Sneak Peek!]

Our hands-on gallery is is filling up with experiments and investigations!  Try this Water Quiz before you visit!

We are open  to the public Wednesday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.; Friday 3:00 to
6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Programs for School and other Groups 

Explorit offers several programs at our facility in Davis and also travels with a selection of classroom science programs and two family science nights. As an elementary school teacher, or a parent you should check out the options. (➣ School Programs FlierTo find out if your school is within Explorit's traveling range please call 530-756-0191. We look forward to hearing from you. 

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