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Chill Out with the Science of Winter

This article appeared in the November 2, 2018 edition of the Davis Enterprise.

Chill Out with the Science of Winter

Photo by Explorit Science Center.


By Lisa Justice

Special to the Enterprise


As autumn cools into winter, Explorit is heating things up with some festive science fun for the whole family. Join us on Wednesday, December 26 or Friday, December 28 from 1:00-6:00 p.m. to explore the science of winter with the whole family.


Investigate the physical properties of ice and snowflakes. Discover the many ways Davis’s flora and fauna change and adapt to a colder, wetter season, and see how they compare to other species around the world.


From the wonders of nature to chemistry and physics, winter has plenty to teach us about science. We’ll have tons of frosty fun for the whole family, including some crafts to take home.


These special events are $5 for members, $8 for non-members. Children must be accompanied by an adult.



Explorit’s coming events:


●      Visit Explorit’s latest exhibition, Earth Explorations. Explorit’sExploration Gallery is open to the public every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 1:00-5:00 p.m.  Admission is $5.00 per person; Explorit members, teachers and children 2 and under are free.

●       Explorit’sNature Bowl Team is seeking new recruits for the 2019 competition. Third through sixth graders are welcome to join us for the first meeting on Thursday, October 4 at 3:45 p.m. at Explorit. To register, call 530-756-0191.

●      Consider a donation to Explorit. Now more than ever, we need science education. Your donations help Explorit serve our community with exhibits, activities and educational outreach programs in 15 surrounding counties. Sponsor a program or summer camp scholarships by making a gift at, or call us for more details.

●      Looking for that perfect gift?  Give the gift of science with a membership to Explorit and also gain free access to hundreds of science museums across the nation. For more information or to purchase or renew your membership online visit or call Explorit at 530-756-0191. For a list of participating museums across the nation visit

●      Be an informal science educator for a day! Explorit is looking for volunteers to accompany our educators into classrooms during the day and assist with presenting hands-on science to school children. If this sounds like you, please fill out a volunteer application at



Explorit Science Center is located at 3141 5th St. For more information call (530) 756-0191 or visit, or “like” us on Facebook at


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