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JOB OPENING for Executive Director of Explorit - a challenging and fulfilling opportunity.

 ➣  Saturday, December 31, 2016    11:00am to 1:00pm  HappyNoonYear (Square).png

Happy Noon Year!

Don't let bedtime get you down. You can celebrate the change from the old year (2016) to the new (2017) at Explorit with your family on Saturday, December 31 from 11:00am to 1:00pm.

We'll have a science party at Explorit and we'll count down to the stroke of noon!

Free for parents with paid child admission of $10.00 


 ➣  December 2016 and January 2017 !

Winter at Explorit 2016 - 2017  


This winter Explorit has exciting workshops--everything from turkeys in November to warmth in December to bottle flipping in January!! -  Children ages 5 - 12 can enjoy some fun and experience some science from 10 am to 12 noon.  Each day has a different theme, so register for more than one!!

Special event on December 31--Happy "Noon" Year!  Enjoy a fun family festival twelve hours early!


DOWNLOAD the flier for all the dates and topics.

Online registration begins Friday, November 11, 2016 at 9 am.  

Explorit members, use the code 2016Member to receive your discount!


 ➣ February 2017 - a four-workshop series

"Think Elephants" Conservation Club for 5th-8th graders:

Saturdays, February 4th, 11th, and 18th:  9 am-12 pm
and Saturday, February 25th: 5 pm-8 pm
  • "Do you love elephants? So do we! That's why Explorit's Conservation Club is happening in February, 2017. 
  • DOWNLOAD the flier.
  • In partnership with Think Elephants, International, Explorit's Conservation Club is a special program for 5th-8th grade students to discover the world of conservation through studying Asian elephants. 
  • We'll spend each Saturday morning in February investigating animal behavior with hands-on activities, capping off the month with a live Skype call with animal researchers and elephants in Thailand! Save the lovely month of February for everybody's favorite pachyderm!"  ThinkElephants-logo.png
  • Students are required to attend all four workshops. 
  • The registration fee for the workshop series is $130, with 25% of the proceeds going to Think Elephants International. 
 Call Explorit to express interest at 530-756-0191 or email Alfreda at

➣ Fall 2016 

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

Explorit’s Nature Bowl teams meet Thursday afternoons, 3:45-4:45 pm in Explorit’s West Wing classroom, beginning Thursday, October 13.  Joining an Explorit team is easy, and is open to all 3rd-6th graders. Call Explorit at 530-756-0191 right away for sign-up information.      READ MORE


Calling all scientists! The Alda Center at Stony Brook University Calls for Scientists to Enter The Flame Challenge 2017. This annual contest challenges scientists to explain complex science topics to 11-year-olds. The 2017 topic is Energy. Explorit encourages you to enter the competition that is judged by 11-year olds themselves.



[For the visiting public and for school groups]

Programs for School and other Groups  

Attention Teachers, Parents and PTA members:

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

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
NEW! Homeschool Science Adventures with eight topics to choose from for homeschool groups of up to 20 children. 
We look forward to hearing from you. 

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!  

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.

Explorit's Science Summer Camp program happens during June, July and August each year
Following the close of the camp program there is an end of summer public, family event for any one in the region to enjoy. The event is called "The Final Blast" watch for it next August!


        Was June 13 thru August 19, 2016 

Summer-Learning Fun At Explorit, 3141 5th Street, Davis See Video  



Support Explorit's programs to 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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