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Earth Shaking Exhibition Coming to Explorit in October

This article appeared in the August 24, 2018 edition of the Davis Enterprise.

Earth Shaking Exhibition Coming to Explorit in October

An augmented reality watershed model. Photo by JkoLd19d.

 

By Lisa Justice

Special to the Enterprise

 

Exciting new things are happening as we prepare to debut our latest museum exhibition, Earth Explorations, coming October 15 to the Anne Hance Exploration Gallery at Explorit. This all-new hands-on science exhibition will explore the forces that shape the planet we call home. From wind and rain to earthquakes and human activity, we’ll investigate how the Earth has been formed and continues to change.

 

We’ll be kicking off opening day with an unveiling event for the whole family on Monday, October 15. We’ll be combining the opening of the new exhibition with our Summer Science (Family) Celebration (previously scheduled for September 8) for a power-packed evening of science fun.

 

Members will have exclusive access to the new exhibition from 4:00-5:00 p.m., then the event will open to the general public at 5:00 p.m. We’ll start things off with a bang with the U.C. Davis Chemistry Department show, and complete the evening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, food trucks, fun critters from Lindsay Wildlife Experience and the Bohart Museum of Entomology and much more.

 

The cost of the event will be $5 for members, $7 for non-members, children 2 and under will be free. Be among the first to try out our earthquake shake table or experiment with how wind can shape the landscape. Bring the family, bring your appetite and join us in celebrating a new beginning at Explorit

 

And be sure to catch the final weeks of the Feathers in Your World exhibition before it flies away.

 

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Explorit’s coming events:

 

●      Visit our Feathers exhibition! 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.

●      Spooky Science returns for another year of immersive, sci-fi fun. This year’s all-new mystery opens to the public Friday and Saturday, October 26-27, with a preview weekend for Boy and Girl Scouts on Friday and Saturday, October 19-20. Stay tuned to Explorit’s website and facebook for all the details.

●      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 explorit.org/support, or call us for more details.

●      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 http://www.explorit.org/support/volunteer/volunteer-application.

 

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Explorit Science Center is located at 3141 5th St. For more information call (530) 756-0191 or visit http://www.explorit.org, or “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/explorit.fb.

 

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