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.
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.”
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.
Explorit's Exploration Gallery
"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" of Summer, a community Family Festival
- Sunday, August 30, 2015
Includes the UC Davis Chem Faculty CHEMISTRY SHOW!
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)
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.
Members and donors are our most important source of support