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Explorit’s Blast Brings Out the Best of Science

This article appeared in the August 25, 2017 edition of the Davis Enterprise.

Explorit’s Blast Brings Out the Best of Science

The U.C. Davis Chemistry department wows the crowd at last year's Science Blast.

 

By Lisa Justice

Special to the Enterprise

 

Send your summer out with a bang at Explorit Science Center’s Summer Science Blast, a community event with dazzling hands-on science fun for everyone. Join us on Sunday, August 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a full day of science experiences for the whole family.

 

The U.C. Davis Chemistry Department and U.C. Davis Physics Club will present their stunning shows. West Coast Falconry will share some up-close experiences with birds of prey on the wing!

 

Citrus Circuits will provide robotics demonstrations, and Circle of Bees will be on hand to discuss urban beekeeping. Indulge in some honey tasting while discovering the wonders of bees in our community.

 

Visit a real fire truck, complements of City of Davis Fire Department, discover how to explore the heavens with the Explorit Astronomy Club or take a cruise around Mace Ranch Park on one of Peter Wagner’s Whymcycles. Meet a many-legged friend from the Bohart Museum of Entomology then check out some awesome science crafts in our West Wing classroom.

 

We’ll also have some great food vendors including Steve’s Pizza and Jamba Juice. Don’t miss this great day of festive science fun to support Explorit and it programs for schools and the public!

 

Tickets for Explorit’s Summer Science Blast are on sale now at summerblast2017.brownpapertickets.com. Adults are $10, children 5-10 are $5, ages 4 and under are free. Tickets are also available at the door. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.

 

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Explorit’s coming events:

 

●      The space aliens are landing--this October at Explorit. Stay tuned for more details about Spooky Science Night 2017.

●      Explorit’s Exploration Gallery is open to the public every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 1:00-5:00 p.m. and every Friday, 3:00-6:00 p.m.  Admission is $5.00 per person; Explorit members, teachers and children 2 and under are free. Come check out the new Nano Mini Exhibition.

●      Interested in helping out the community through board membership? Explorit is currently seeking individuals in the community to serve as members of our volunteer board. Please call or email for additional information on how to apply.

●      Interested in membership? Think your Exploritmembership may have lapsed?  Call Explorit at 530-756-0191 to check or sign up.

●      Birthdays are fun with science at Explorit! ChooseSuper Birthday Party topics to make this a special event. Call Explorit at 530-756-0191 for more information or to book your party.

 

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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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