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Explorit Science Center, Davis, California


Explorit is seeking an Executive Director

. . . to be the key leader and overall manager of Explorit Science Center, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization located Davis, CA.


This position represents a unique opportunity for the development of new and creative strategies based on Explorit's 34 years of public service science programming throughout the region. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing and directing administrative staff, program leadership staff and for developing strategic plans for Explorit. A key responsibility includes assertive, successful fund development and community outreach. To be successful fulfilling these duties and responsibilities, the Executive Director must have a working, thorough understanding of Explorit’s audience and its style and approach to the development and delivery of programs and how these activities best achieve its mission: To ignite and foster curiosity about science and nature through inquiry and discovery

 Deadline for response: July 31, 2016



Support Explorit and join us at our Major Fall Fundraiser!

at The Vets Memorial Theater in Davis on 

October 28, 2016

to hear acclaimed author 

Andrea Wulf

speak about her award winning 2015 book already published in 19 countries

"The Invention Of Nature"
a biography of Alexander von Humboldt



June13 thru August 19, 2016 

Summer-Learning Fun At Explorit, 3141 5th Street, Davis See Video
• Registration - some spaces left!
• Five-Day, Weekly morning sessions. 
• Afternoon sessions too!
• Five fun, science topics for each grade level K-5
• Scholarships available

• CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS and Camp Registration..

 Interested in being a Summer Camp Volunteer Assistant?

• Summer Science Camp 2016 Survey:   Please click here. 




 ➣ Sunday, August 28, 2016  

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Explorit's "Final Blast" of Summer Celebration Event

Location: Explorit Science Center, 3141 5th Street, Davis

Time: 11:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. 

YES! The UCD Chemistry Faculty's Spectacular Chemistry Show is on the menu!

   More details about the busy, fun day coming soon.


➣ Wednesday, September 7, 2016:  SAVE THE DATE:Feathers-Thor-Hanson.png

Award Winning Author Thor Hanson 

for a FREE, PUBLIC LECTURE speaking about his book

"Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle"


Access is off east Second Street:  MAP 
Time: 7:00 P.M.

Feathers-Logo+CSP.jpgHanson's talk will fascinate anyone interested in birds and their feathers, conservation biology, and the ancient and modern cultural uses of feathers. Hanson works as a biologist in the Pacific Northwest.      

 Read more ...

This event is partially funded by the Frank H. and Eva B. Buck Foundation and by Genentech and is part of Explorit's Feathers In Your World Community Science Project. 

 >> Download a handout describing two special event lectures: Hanson’s free lecture and Wulf’s major fundraiser lecture <<


Humboldts Invention-of-nature Andrea Wulf

 Friday, October 28, 2016:   SAVE THE DATE:

 Award Winning Author Andrea Wulf 

speaking about her biography of Alexander Von Humboldt,

"The Invention of Nature."



Wulf travels Europe and the US to talk about this, her most recent book, that has received rave reviews for its scholarship, and its prose: "A pleasure to read ... excellent ... Buckle up and prepare your self for Andrea Wulf's hugely enjoyable voyage of discovery ... rip-roaring yarn ... vivid prose ... fine book." --The Ecologist.    
Read more ...

HOLD THE DATE for this special fundraiser. 
For more information about this exciting public event and ticket reservations please contact


[For the visiting public and for school groups]

Programs for School and other Groups  

nature-safari_5956.pngAttention Teachers, Parents and PTA members:
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
We look forward to hearing from you. 

For the general public - visit Explorit's Exploration Gallery


The 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 is filling up 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.  JOIN or DONATE  online
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.

 Members and donors are our most important source of support. 

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