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Ring in the New Year with Science

This article appeared in the December 16, 2016 edition of the Davis Enterprise.


By Lisa Justice

Special to the Enterprise


2016 is on its way and 2017 is right around the corner. What better way to welcome the new year than with a science celebration?


Join Explorit Science Center for a very special New Year’s Eve party, not at midnight, but at noon--Noon Year’s Eve! Our museum will open at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 31 for a science party to count down to the stroke of noon.


We’ll make some bubbly treats to celebrate in style while exploring the amazing properties of dry ice. We’ll make and fill a time capsule to bury at Explorit commemorating 2016.


Plus, our Challenge Center will be filled with inventive projects to stimulate your curiosity. Make a party hat or a noise maker for the countdown to noon. Or explore the beautiful possibilities of fireworks and commemorate your wishes, hopes and resolutions for 2017.


Explorit’s Noon Year’s Eve party will be 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 31. The cost is $10 per child; parents are free with paid child admission.


Explorit’s coming events:


●      Registration for Explorit’s Winter Workshops is open now! Workshops are available to students ages 5-12 the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. for a full schedule and to register.

●      Calling all 5th-8th graders--join our new Conservation Club, in partnership with Think Elephants International! Explorit is collaborating on a 4-workshop series with Think Elephants International, Inc. to expose students to the study of animal behavior, scientific research, and in-situ conservation, while focusing on the Asian elephant. The series of four workshops is scheduled for early 2017 and includes four weekend workshops culminating in a live Skype event with elephant handlers and researchers in Thailand. The registration fee for the workshop series is $130, with 25% of the proceeds going to Think Elephants International. Call Explorit for more information and to register now at 530-756-0191 or email Alfreda at

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

●      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 more information on how to apply.

●      You say it’s their birthday? Celebrate your child’s birthday at Explorit!  Choose a special fun science-themed program or DIY party plus our Exploration Gallery.  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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