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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. 

➣ Public hours 

➣ School Programs Flier

➣ A 30 second commercial for Explorit's school programs.  

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


Explorit Science Lectures: an annual series 


These are presented monthly in January through June, and September through November. Unless otherwise stated the talks this year are at:  DMG Mori Seiki, 3805 Faraday Ave.Davis (Off east Second Street: see MAP)       Read more ...

➣ Tuesday March 3:"Blue Green Algae"- The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

At 7 pm.  at DMG MORI (Mori Seiki) 3805 Faraday Ave, Davis 

This year's toxic algal bloom spreading off California's Pacific coast could be the largest one scientists have ever seen. Animal rescue centers along the coast are seeing an unusual increase in sea lion, dolphin and pelican deaths. READ MORE ...

Friday April 7:  tba (About oil-spill wildlife care)
May: tba  (About wildfires and post fire recovery)
June: tba  (About global warming)

Science Action Club - The first (winter) series: January 16, 23, and 30, 2016 has ended. Watch here for the announcement of the Spring series.


This is an exciting new opportunity for middle school students at Explorit Science Center. The Science Action Club. is a collaboration with NASA developed by the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. SAC is designed to engage sixth- through eighth-grade students in 'research-grade', hands-on, citizen-science, project-based activities.

Contact Explorit NOW at or call 530-756-0191 for information about the Spring Series. No fee. Registration is required. Attendance at all three workshops in a series is required.      Read more 

Support Explorit's programs to benefit children's science learning and
adult science literacy

Support hands-on science curiosity, investigation, problem solving and critical thinking.  JOIN or DONATE  online
Members and donors are Explorit's most important sources of support.  Make your tax-deductible gift in support of hands-on science today! Your support benefits young children, their families and their teachers.
Explorit's science programs for children are fun and interesting. Our programs for schools are valued by teachers. Adult programs help to encourage science literacy.

Explorit Job Openings

(Open until filled)


Explorit Science Center is seeking an energetic, creative individual with experience in providing interactive educational programs to preK-6th grade children. The successful, preferred candidate will have formal training and educational background in or direct experience in science and nature public outreach. Experience in developing and implementing lesson plans (or equivalent) is essential.   READ MORE


This is a part time position. Time Commitment: 10 - 16 Hours/Week 5 to 8 hour shifts between the hours of 9:30/12:30-5:30 Saturdays and Sundays.  Wednesday and Friday afternoons are possible. Successful candidate will handle admissions, provide information to visitors to Explorit's exhibits, and provide birthday parties, and science education in a fun and casual learning environment.    READ MORE


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. 

Explorit's 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.

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