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Ring in the Noon Year with Science

This article appeared in the December 29, 2017 edition of the Davis Enterprise.

Ring in the Noon Year with Science

Explorit visitor and resident python Connie are ready for 2018


By Lisa Justice

Special to the Enterprise


It may be noon in Davis, CA, but it’ll be midnight in Armenia, the United Arab Emirates and Seychelles. So help Explorit ring in the new year a few hours early at noon on Sunday, January 31.


Starting at 11:00 a.m. we’ll have some celebratory craft projects and explosive science experiments. Then we’ll count down to the stroke of noon and ring in the new year together.


Add your New Year’s wish to our rocket to help launch us into 2018. Make a noise maker to help you celebrate, or decorate a festive hat.


Meet Explorit’s resident animals, and enjoy our new Feathers exhibition. Then stick around for our regular museum public hours until 5:00 p.m., $10/child, $5/adults.


Staying up until midnight is overrated. Celebrate at noon with a day full of science.



Explorit’s coming events:


●      Explorit is wrapping up its annual fundraising drive. 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 by making a gift before the end of the year, or call us for more details.

●      Looking for that perfect holiday gift?  Give the gift of science with a membership to Explorit and also gain free access to hundreds of science museums across the nation. For more information or to purchase or renew your membership on-line or call Explorit at 530-756-0191.

●      Enjoy some science fun during the winter break with Seasonal Science events at Explorit! Join us on Wednesday, January 3 to blast off into the New Year with hands-on science activities and crafts, plus animal interactions. $10 per person, $5 for Explorit members.

●      Visit our NEW 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.

●      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

●      Birthdays are fun with science at Explorit! Choose Super Birthday Party topics to make this a special event. 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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