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Explorit Science Center


We create excitement for science and nature through interactive exploration for all. Visit our Center in Davis for fun interactive experiences, animals, backyard habitats and more. We also provide off and onsite programs to schools in 18 Northern California counties. Visiting information here.

Public Hours Closed!

Our museum will be closed Friday, and Saturday, October 19-20 and 26-27 for our annual Spooky Science Nights! Be sure not to miss this year's all-new immersive sci-fi mystery, open to the public Friday and Saturday, October 26-27 with a preview weekend for Boy and Girl Scouts, October 19-20, 6:00-9:00 p.m. each night. You can also catch our brand new exhibition Earth Explorations during our regular public hours Wednesdays and Sundays, 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Nature Bowl Returns!

Registration is open now for Explorit's 2018-2019 Nature Bowl team for 3rd-6th graders. Read all about it here, then call 530-756-0191 to register.
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New Exhibition Opening in October!

Join us to cut the ribbon on our new museum exhibition: Earth Explorations on Monday, October 15, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Members get exclusive early access at 4:00 p.m. Meet live animals from Lindsay Wildlife Experience and the Bohart Museum of Entomology, catch the U.C. Davis Chemistry show, and check out Citrus Circuit's latest robotic creation. This event is $5 for members, $7 for non-members, children 2 and under are free.
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Spooky Science Night Returns


Explorit's immersive sci-fi mystery returns with an all-new story! Join us on Friday and Saturday, October 26-27, with a special preview weekend for boy and girl scouts on Friday and Saturday, October 19-20, 6:00-9:00 p.m. each night.

Travel back in time to Explorit's wild west, ghost town past to solve a gold rush mystery and help the Mace family save their horse ranch! Use physics to open the time portal and immerse yourself in the nineteenth century. Then return to Explorit's 21st-century lab to unravel the clues and solve the mystery. Analyze soil and mineral samples, decode a secret message, compare handwriting samples, and much more! Your sleuthing could change the course of history! Then drop by our craft room to make a souvenir to take home. Solve the mystery, win a prize!

The cost is $10 for children ages 3-17. Adults and children 2 and under are free. Registration is open now! To register, call 530-756-0191. Tickets will also be available at the door the nights of the event.

Spooky Science Night 2016

Congratulations to Explorit's Nature Bowl team!

Explorit's Nature Bowl teams gave a stellar performance this year with our 3rd/4th grade team taking second place in the state and our 5th/6th grade team coming in runner up at the regional semi-finals!!
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Thank you to all who donated to Explorit on Big Day of Giving 

Big Day of Giving is an annual day of giving to nonprofits in our region. Donors and members are our most important source of support. Remember you can donate or become a a member anytime directly to Explorit on this site. 

We thank you and our planet thanks you!

Programs for Schools 

We offer engaging, hands-on science programs, at Explorit or at your school, helping teachers meet state and national standards.  

For all details, click on the Programs tab. Download the brochures below.
2018-19 Program Brochure (Beginning Sept 2018) download

Programs for the General Public

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Feathers in Your World Now Open in Our Gallery

Learn about the history, culture, use and types of feathers. Hands-on investigations and learning.

While you are here remember to visit the animal alcove and check to see if the Challenge Center is open.

Remember too that if you are a member or a donor you are supporting the programs that Explorit offers locally and throughout the region!

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 1-5 pm

THANK YOU to our recent business donors

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