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The Past Haunts Explorit at Spooky Science Nights

This article appeared in the October 5, 2018 edition of the Davis Enterprise.

The Past Haunts Explorit at Spooky Science Nights

Spooky science investigators crack the case. Photo by Explorit Science Center.


By Lisa Justice

Special to the Enterprise


A time-travel experiment gone awry, a secret message and a hidden treasure are just a few of the mysteries awaiting young investigators at Explorit’s Spooky Science Nights this year. Explorit’s immersive sci-fi experience returns with a brand new mystery.


Travel back in time to Explorit's wild west, ghost town past to solve a gold rush mystery and help the Mace family save their horse ranch! Use physics to open the time portal and immerse yourself in the nineteenth century.


Then return to Explorit's 21st-century lab to unravel the clues and solve the mystery. Analyze soil and mineral samples, decode a secret message, compare handwriting samples, and much more! Your sleuthing could change the course of history!


And don’t forget to drop by our craft room to make a souvenir to take home. Solve the mystery, win a prize!


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 coming events:


●      Save the date for Monday, October 15 and join us for the grand unveiling of our latest museum exhibition Earth Explorations, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Members get exclusive early access at 4:00 p.m. $5 for members, $7 for non-members, children 2 and under are free.

●      One last weekend for Feathers in Your World, closing October 10. Catch it before it flies away. 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.

●      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, 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



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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