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Science Gets Spooky at Explorit


This article appeared in the October 20, 2017 edition of the Davis Enterprise.

Science Gets Spooky at Explorit

Spooky Science Investigators are on the case. Photo by Kirby Araullo.


By Lisa Justice

Special to the Enterprise


Science and spooks collide at Explorit’s annual Spooky Science Nights, opening this weekend with an all-new immersive, sci-fi mystery. Visitors will become assistant investigators using forensic science to unravel the mystery.


An alien visitor from an extraterrestrial world has crash landed at Explorit, and is now missing. What was he transporting in the UFO? Is he dangerous?


Test fiber and powder samples, analyze fingerprints and DNA profiles and conduct chromatography and chemistry experiments to answer these and other questions. Successful sleuths will win an out-of-this-world prize.


Plus, visitors can wander over to our West Wing classroom for some “space” crafts. Make your own UFO, write a secret message in invisible ink or launch your own rocket. All “space” crafts are free with Spooky Science admission.


Tickets for Spooky Science are $10/person (adults are free on Scout nights) and are available at the door or in advance by calling 530-756-0191. Spooky Science is open to the public on Saturdays, October 21 and 28, with a Girl Scout night on Friday, October 20 and a Boy Scout night on Friday, October 27, 6:00-9:00 p.m. each night.


Don’t miss this year’s one-of-a-kind Spooky Science event.



Explorit’s coming events:


●      Visit our NEW Feathers exhibition! Explorit’s Exploration Gallery is open to the public every Monday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 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

●      Explorit is entering into 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 at, or call us for more details.

●      Interested in membership? Think your Explorit membership 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.



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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