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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

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 


    ************  COMING SOON *************

Explorit's Annual Donation and Membership Drive starts on Tuesday December 1st.  

Any membership and any donation over $20 will be eligible for a prize (to be listed here on December 1st!)
December 1st is also #Giving Tuesday so come back to this page on that Tuesday ready to support Explorit with a donation or a new or renewed membership. 


Winter Science Workshops - for ages 5-12  


During Thanksgiving week - starting November 23
During school Winter Break - starting December 21

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.  
Open Registration:  
Call 530-756-0191 to register
Cost: $30 members / $35 non-members
Register one child for 4 days and get a $20 discount

WATCH FOR: A two-day Explorit workshop "DRONES 101"

- presented by the Drone Meetup Group and coming in December for middle and high schoolers.
Meanwhile, call Explorit at 530-756-0191 for registration information.

 Explorit Science Action Club coming this fall

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or call 530-756-0191 for more information.
An exciting new opportunity for middle school studentsis coming to Explorit Science Center this fall — the Science Action Club. Developed by the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, SAC is designed to engage sixth- through eighth-grade students in hands-on, citizen-science, project-based activities.

NEW! Explorit once again has a Nature Bowl Team 


  • 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 


A SURVEY:   About Explorit's Summer Science Camp

Please click here. Your feedback will be very helpful.


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 Flier
To 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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