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Explorit History

From 1979 'til now

The initiative for founding this science center came from a small group of Davis residents with science and education backgrounds who perceived science as a valuable and fascinating endeavor. They were interested in augmenting the quality of life in Davis and were excited about the possibility of creating a new style of science center which would present science to people of all ages and backgrounds in a friendly, engaging and involving manner. 

Brief Timeline: 1979 - 2014 - from inception to recent.


A four-part narrative history of Explorit written in 2002 for our newsletter, Science Centered.

➣ Explorit history part 1: 1979 - 1986 

➣ Explorit History Part II: 1986 - 1992 

➣ Explorit History Part III: 1992 - 2002 

➣ Explorit History Part IV: Looking Ahead to the Future 


More History ... 

➣ "The Davis Science Center Story (Taken from the booklet written in 1991 by Anne Hance and illustrated by Cynthia Wong Leonard.)  (Download file)

➣ Explorit Timeline Highlights 1979 – 1999 (Download file)

➣ The Davis Science Center's Building Plans 1984-1991 (Download file)

➣ A very brief history of Mace Ranch in Davis 





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