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Explorit Science Center

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

We are a hands-on science museum in Davis, California with the mission "to ignite and foster curiosity about science and nature through inquiry and discovery" for all ages of adults and children.

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A busy day in the Jonsson Gallery

➣ Take a quick look at a 30 second commercial for Explorit's school programs
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.”  

A Tasty Way To Support Explorit!cultive-logo.jpg

Beat the heat, enjoy a cool treat and support Explorit by visiting “cultivé FROZEN YOGURT” at 231 E Street, Davis on 

Wednesday, August 5 between 11 am and 11 pm.    Download the flyer!


Summer Science Camp 2015

June 15 - August 21, 2015
Registration started March 16, 2015. Some openings remain. Please call 530-756-0191 to inquire about availability.
 - Weekly sessions for pre-school - entering 5th grade  
 - Five new topics this summer. 
 - Campers have the option of morning or all-day sessions. 

Monsanto grant 2015  

Thank you!

Thank you to Monsanto for a generous grant of $10,000 to help support this summer's Summer Science Camp - especially by providing scholarship assistance for grades K-5. The camp generates and fosters interest and understanding of science that augments school science in following years.
There are still some openings, especially in the classes for early grades. Call Explorit to inquire about scholarship eligibility and open spaces.

Explorit's Exploration Gallery Water Icon

"Water in Our World" and other Explorations! Our hands-on gallery is is filling up with experiments and investigations of water so try this 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.

Final Blast Scientist

"Final Blast" of Summer, a community Family Festival

When:  Sunday, August 30, 2015, from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Includes the UC Davis Chem Faculty CHEMISTRY SHOW! and much more.
Mark your calendars - more details to come.  

Explorit Lectures and Family Talks

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. "Family Talks" are suitable also for children. 
This annual series runs from September through May (omitting December)
The 2014-2015 Series included:
The 2015-2016 series of eight lectures will commence in September 2015
Dec. "Crisis and Opportunity in California Water Policy" (Cindy Tuck, ACWA)

Feb. "Moving Lake Tahoe - The Story of Its Currents"  (Dr. Geoffrey Schladow)
Mar. “Its All About Humming:  The Ins and Outs of the UC Davis Hummingbird Health and Conservation Program   (Dr. Lisa Tell- BS, DVM)
Apr. “Life Beneath Tahoe Waters-The Good, Bad and Weird!” (Dr. Sudeep Chandra)
Jun. "Natural Solutions to Un-natural Pests" (Dr. Pam Marrone)


Now Hiring

For these opportunities, please send cover letter and resume to 
Explorit is seeking outgoing, energetic science education specialists to join the teaching team. Spend your summer exploring science with kids!
In addition to summer camp educators, Explorit is looking to hire a Public Hours and Birthday Party team member. Outstanding communication skills and a love of working with children required.  

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