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Explorit Science Center

Welcome to Explorit where it's all hands-on science!

Explorit engages children and adults in hands-on science discovery.  We have a family-friendly museum and nature site in Davis. We take science programs on the road to schools and community sites in 18 counties. 

➣ Visiting Public hours

➣ School Programs Flier
➣ Schedule your school or group visit to Explorit 

A busy day in the Jonsson GalleryExplorit offers everyone the chance to “Think it… Try it… Explorit.”  

➣ Watch a 30 second commercial for Explorit's school programs

➣  Visit Explorit's YouTube Channel 


NEW! Explorit is taking registration NOW for its 2015-16 Nature Bowl Team  VernalPool.jpg

  • What is the Nature Bowl? Click here!
  • Who can participate? 3rd through 6th graders.
  • How can you find out how to register? Click here!
  • If you are a teen or adult who would like to be a team mentor or assistant please email Lisa Justice at 

Explorit Lectures and Family Talks  

Tuesday October 6, 2015
At 7 pm.  DMG MORI (Mori Seiki) 3805 Faraday Ave, Davis  


A family friendly talk

 "Re-VOLE-utionizing the Mojave Desert"

Learn about conservation and captive breeding of the endangered Amargosa vole.  Join Risa Pesapane from UC Davis and Austin Roy from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for an presentation on this incredible mammal.

The audience will be taken on a virtual journey to the Mojave desert and learn about the efforts to save a little known, yet incredibly charismatic, endangered species.  Learn how to help the Amargosa vole captive breeding program here at UC Davis. 

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A SURVEY:   About Explorit's Summer Science Camp

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Explorit's Exploration Gallery

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NEW! 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.

"Final Blast" of Summer, a Family FestivalFinal Blast Icon

Sunday, August 30, 2015 
Thank you to the falconer and her assistant and to the UCD chemistry faculty for outstanding demonstrations at the start of the event. Thanks too to those who brought their displays and activities to make the day such good fun. And thanks to The Hotdogger and to Roo's Café for delicious sustenance. We'll do The Blast again next year! Watch for it! 
If you attended this year and have feedback for us please email us at using the subject Final Blast Feedback. 

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