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Explorit Science Center, Davis, California

A busy day in the Jonsson Gallery

The center offers everyone the chance to “Think it… Try it… Explorit.”  


with your family for hands-on science.


an Explorit hands-on science program for your school.


there are many ways you can help.



Summer Science Camp 2017

June 12 - August 18


At the end of summer, join us for a fun, family event "Final Blast" in August.



Summer-Learning Fun At Explorit, 3141 5th Street, Davis See Video  

Registration begins 

February 27, 2017 at 9:00 am.   

There are sessions for children entering preschool to 5th grade in the fall and NEW sessions for students entering grades 6 to 8.

  • Camps for preschool and kindergarten are five-day sessions from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. Minimum age is 4 years.
  • Camps for grades 1 through 5 are five-day sessions from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.  There is a NEW option for early drop off and late pick up.
  • Camps for grades 6 through 8 are three-day sessions from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm.  These sessions are offered once every summer month. 
  • Click here to download the flier.
  • Explorit accepts Visa and Mastercard for the class registration. 
  • Call Explorit at (530) 756-0191 with questions.

Click here for camp details.



Explorit's  Nature Bowl Teams  Nature-Bowl-icon.jpg

Explorit’s Nature Bowl teams meet Thursday afternoons, 3:45-4:45 pm in Explorit’s West Wing classroom, beginning Thursday, October 13.  Joining an Explorit team is easy, and is open to all 3rd-6th graders. Call Explorit at 530-756-0191 right away for sign-up information.      READ MORE


Calling all scientists! The Alda Center at Stony Brook University Calls for Scientists to Enter The Flame Challenge 2017. This annual contest challenges scientists to explain complex science topics to 11-year-olds. The 2017 topic is Energy. Explorit encourages you to enter the competition that is judged by 11-year olds themselves.



[For the visiting public and for school groups]

Programs for School and other Groups  

Attention Teachers, Parents and PTA members:

Explorit is taking 2016-2017 reservations now for school group programs at Explorit or at your school.

Explorit offers several programs at our facility in Davis and also travels with a selection of classroom science programs and two family science nights. 
Has Explorit visited your, or your child's, school?
As an elementary school teacher, or a parent you can:  
To find out if your school is within Explorit's traveling range please call 530-756-0191 or email
NEW! Homeschool Science Adventures with eight topics to choose from for homeschool groups of up to 20 children. 
We look forward to hearing from you. 

For the general public:

Visit Explorit's Exploration Gallery for a great individual or family experience



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 filled 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.


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.
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Are you a member or donor? Members and donors are Explorit's most important sources of support.  You can 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.

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