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
- 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.
Friday, April 24 - Explorit's McFall Collection Showing locally
Part of Explorit's collection of touchable, three-dimensional, acrylic fossil paintings will be on show at First Street Real Estate (423 First Street) annual celebration starting at 5:30pm.
Sunday, April 26 - The Science of Origami:
From 2:00-4:00pm, a Family Exploration, at Explorit, free with paid admission to the museum. Join the Davis Origami group at Explorit as they introduce the basics of the Japanese art of paper-folding to beginners. Come practice and discuss origami with advanced enthusiasts. Discover the ways origami, mathematics, and science intersect. This workshop is recommended for ages 6+.
The Big Day of Giving on Tuesday, May 5
This event is online, and will take place for the full 24 hours of May 5th to support local nonprofit organizations. We hope that you will choose to support Explorit.
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.
• May 11, 2015
Join us at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 11 for
“Life Beneath Tahoe Waters—The Good, Bad and Weird!”, a free
Explorit Evening Public Lecture by Dr. Sudeep Chandra of the University of
The talk will be held at DMG Mori’s auditorium, 3805 Faraday Ave. in Davis.
Chandra is an Associate Professor, Limnology and
Conservation Ecology, Biology Department, College of Science!, Associate
Director, Castle Lake Environmental Research and Education Program University
of Nevada, Reno.
• June 8, 2015 - A Talk by Dr. Pam Marrone, CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc.
More information to come soon!
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
"Final Blast" of Summer - Family Festival - 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