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.”
Thank You to the generous supporters who helped raise nearly $4,000 for Explorit during the May 5 Big Day of Giving-Local.
Summer Science Camp 2015
June 15 - August 21, 2015
Registration started March 16, 2015
- Weekly sessions for pre-school - entering 5th grade
- Five new topics this summer.
- Campers have the option of morning or all-day sessions.
- New this year is a workshop (offered three times) for 11 through13 year olds, "Weird Water" taught by Explorit's President, Aquatic Scientist, Lars Anderson, Ph.D.
Wednesday, May 27, 6:30 pm "STEM Careers for Girls"
Join us at Explorit (3141 5th St, Davis) for pizza at 6:30 pm, then get inspired by career stories at 7 pm.
Explorit and the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host a relaxed evening for girls and their parents and friends to meet women in STEM careers (science, technology, engineering, and math). The women scientists to meet will include Alinia Asmunson, Intel; Melanie Okoro, the National Marine Fisheries Service; Parto Aram, Robotics and Engineering; and Ramona Swenson, Environmental Science Associates. For more information please contact AAUW at (530) 902-4946.
Saturday, May 30, The Davis-Explorit Astronomy Club will meet 7:30-9:00 p.m at Explorit
The club welcomes all ages of people interested in the stars. You do not need to be a member. Please join us this evening be you hobbyist or professional.
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.
Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 7 p.m.
"Natural Solutions to Un-natural Pests- Protecting Our Water Resources Through Innovative Stewardship". A Talk by Dr. Pam Marrone, CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. - in the Davis Branch Library, Blanchard Room, 315 E. 14th Street, Davis.
“A pioneer of biological pesticides, Pam Marrone has spent 30 years developing a greener path for controlling pests and diseases in agriculture. Now CEO and founder of her third company, Marrone Bio Innovations of Davis, she is considered a leading expert and proponent of biopesticide use worldwide.” [Melanie Turner, Sacramento Business Journal].
In 2013, Dr. Marrone was named the Sacramento Business Journal's Businessperson of the Year and in 2014 the “Best Manager with Strategic Vision.” by Agrow, the industry's leading global trade publication and media group. These are just two of many awards she has received for her leadership. Dr. Marrone has a B.S. in entomology with Honors and Distinction from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in entomology from North Carolina State University.
Explorit's Exploration Gallery
is filling up with experiments and investigations of water.
Try this Quiz before you visit!
"Final Blast" of Summer - Family Festival - Sunday, August 30, 2015
Includes the UC Davis Chem Faculty CHEMISTRY SHOW!
Mark your calendars - more details to come.
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