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Night before de Cluck- Today!

This article appeared in the May 20, 2016 edition of the Davis Enterprise.

Night before de Cluck- Today!

photo by Van Tucky


By Lisa Justice

Special to the Enterprise


Davis’s annual Tour de Cluck is almost upon us, that yearly bike tour of backyard chicken coops.  This afternoon you can start the festivities a little early at Explorit Science Center with our Family Exploration “Night before de Cluck,” part of the Community Science Project Feathers in Your World, a program sponsored by the Frank H. and Eva B. Buck Foundation and by Genentech.  Lots of fun activities, and yes chickens too!


At “Night before de Cluck” you can enjoy extended public hours in Explorit’s museum, plus explore feathers, experiment with eggs, meet live animals, make a chicken craft and learn more about the Tour de Cluck. As part of Explorit’s “Feathers in Your World” Community Science Project, we’ll feature hands-on feather activities and experiments.


Visiting guests will explain tomorrow’s “Tour de Cluck”. Learn about the Davis Farm to School Program and the Farm to Fork healthy life choices. Meet some chickens and learn how to get started with “clucks” in your own backyard!


Tour de Cluck is both an educational experience and a fundraiser for Davis Farm to School programs, providing for healthy options in schools lunches as well as supporting school gardens and recycling programs.


“Night before de Cluck” comes to Explorit on Friday, May 20 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. Admission is free to Explorit members and with paid admission to the museum.


The Tour de Cluck will take place on Saturday, May 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Visit for all the details and to learn more about our Community Science Project Feathers in Your World.



Explorit’s coming events:


  • 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!
  • Summer Science Camp registration is open now! Visit for all the details.  Interested in volunteering at our Summer Science Camps?  Call Explorit now!
  • Our Challenge Center is running on empty! Help stock us up with recyclable material for engineering challenges. Save your toilet paper tubes, cracker boxes and other clean recyclable items and drop them off at Explorit where they can live on in a variety of construction projects!
  • Join us Tuesday, June 7 for our next free public lecture “Paleoclimate perspectives on global climate change: A view from the bottom of the sea” with Dr. Jennifer Fehrenbacher.
  • 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 Explorit membership may have lapsed?  Call Explorit at 530-756-0191 to check or sign up!
  • Birthdays are back at Explorit!  Call Explorit at 530-756-0191 for more information or to book your party.



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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