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Explorit Science Center, Davis, California

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

A busy day in the Jonsson Gallery


with your family for hands-on science.


an Explorit hands-on science program for your school.


there are many ways you can help.

check mark Give to Explorit for the Big Day of Giving, May 4, 2017

What is Explorit's goal this year?  

 BigDoG-logo-2017.pngExplorit travels with valued, popular classroom science programs and family science nights to local and regional schools to turn a lens on the natural world and its ways for school children and their families. We do so with a tiny fleet of two small vans but both vans are old and beyond repair so our goal this year is to replace at least one of them. You can help.

Follow this link to read in more detail about the traveling and other programs at Explorit and then make your generous donation for the Big Day of Giving. You can do it today if you wish.

12 Reasons why giving to Explorit is totally worth it   


March for Science - Sacramento

Marchforscience2017.png Saturday April 22, 2017

Have you heard? Explorit staff and friends participated in the Sacramento March for Science on April 22 in solidarity with other Marches for Science which took place around the world on the same day. The mission of these marches is to celebrate a passion for science and to support and safeguard the scientific community. You don't have to be a scientist!. See:

Recent policy changes have called science-based information into question. Science research reports that were funded with government money are being systematically removed from government websites. Science is not a partisan issue. Science is fact-based and provides objective results. See:


Summer Science Camp June 12 - August 18 2017 


Summer-Learning Fun At Explorit, 3141 5th Street, Davis See Video  
Registration began February 27, 2017 at 9:00 am  and will continue throughout the summer space permitting

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

Explorit’s two Nature Bowl teams met this year (2016-17) on Thursday afternoons, 3:45-4:45 pm in Explorit’s West Wing classroom, beginning in October 2016.  Joining an Explorit team is easy, and is open to all 3rd-6th graders. Call Explorit at 530-756-0191 for sign-up information in the early Fall.      READ MORE


flamechallenge.png  Calling all scientists! 

The Alda Center at Stony Brook University Calls for Scientists to Enter The Flame Challenge. This annual contest challenges scientists to explain complex science topics to 11-year-olds. The 2017 topic was Energy. Explorit encourages you to enter the competition that is judged by 11-year olds themselves. The 2017 contest entry deadline has passed. Check the link below for results and so that you can participate next year.




[For the visiting public and for school groups]

Programs for School and other Groups  

Attention Teachers, Parents and PTA members:

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

2017-2018 program brochure coming soon.

(Image here is of a Nature Safari)
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. 

Programs 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!  

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.

Supporting Explorit's programs will 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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