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Explorit’s New Exhibition Opens October 15

This article appeared in the September 28, 2018 edition of the Davis Enterprise.

By Lisa Justice

Special to the Enterprise

 

Get to know the planet we call home in all its explosive, earth-shattering glory with Explorit’s new exhibition Earth Explorations, opening October 15. Join us to celebrate this fresh new look at all the forces that shape the earth at our grand opening and ribbon cutting on Monday, October 15 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

 

From the gradual but dramatic effects of wind erosion to the sudden and stunning upheaval of an earthquake, discover the many forces shaping our planet. Explore the earth-shaping power of ice, or control the direction of the wind in an aeolian landscape. There’s much to explore!

 

Members get exclusive early access at 4:00 p.m. The cost is $5 for members, $7 for nonmembers; children 2 and under are free.

 

Plus, catch the U.C. Davis Chemistry Department’s explosive show and meet some creepy crawly friends from the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Witness Citrus Circuit’s new robotic creation and be among the first to discover all that Earth Explorations has to offer.

 

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Explorit’s coming events:

 

  • Visit our Feathers exhibition, now through October 10! Explorit’s Exploration 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, 6:00-9:00 p.m. each night. Children 3-17 are $10, adults and children 2 and under are free. Registration is open now. Call 530-756-0191 to sign up.

  • Explorit’s Nature 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 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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