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 starts 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. Read more about Summer Camp 2015
Visit Nano Days at Explorit
March 21-29, 2015
- The Biggest Event for the Smallest Science comes to Explorit for spring break. NanoDays runs March 21-29
with special holiday hours 1-5 p.m. everyday. NanoDays activities are included with paid museum admission. More
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.
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - UC Davis Picnic Day
This year the Explorit Science Center is planning a float for the UC Davis Picnic Day parade on Sat. April 18. We would love to have you and your children participate. We will be having float-building parties April 15-17. It is a simple design with chicken wire and tissue paper and everyone is invited to help. Call Explorit at 530-756-0191 to let us know you’d like to help with construction.
Wind down from the Picnic Day festivities with a pint at Sudwerk Brewing Company Dock Store, where a portion of their tap sales for the evening will go to benefit Explorit Science Center. The Dock is where Sudwerk's brewers get to test out new brews. There’s always something interesting to try!
Saturday May 16, 2015 - Brownie Badge Day
This three and a half hour program fulfills the Home Scientist Badge requirements and includes the badge. Download
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. Talks described as "Family Lectures" are suitable also for children.
The next talk will be in May - we'll announce it soon.
March 16, 2015 - 7pm, Family Friendly Lecture: “Its All About Humming: The Ins and Outs of the UC Davis Hummingbird Health and Conservation Program” by Dr. Lisa Tell- BS, DVM. Dr Tell studies avian health in the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine. Read more about this talk
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