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Volunteer Opportunities Abound at Science Center


This article appeared in the December 8, 2017 edition of the Davis Enterprise.

Volunteer Opportunities Abound at Science Center

An Explorit volunteer interacting with visitors.


By Lisa Justice

Special to the Enterprise


Be an informal science educator for a day! Explorit is looking for volunteers to join our docent team to help provide hands-on science fun to the general public in our Davis museum.


Greet visitors as they arrive at Explorit’s museum, facilitate their interaction with the hands-on science exhibits and answer questions about the organization. All it takes is a friendly disposition and a free afternoon.


Plus, earn community service hours, learn about exhibit design and maintenance and enjoy meeting new people, all while giving back to your community and contributing to the important cause of science education. 


Volunteers have always been the backbone of Explorit Science Center, and we need your help now more than ever. With both weekend and weekday afternoon shifts available, there’s a docent role to suit just about every schedule. To apply, please fill out a volunteer application at


If you prefer to work behind the scenes, consider joining Explorit’s Program Committee. The committee meets once a month on Tuesday afternoons to assist in developing new educational outreach programing and events. If you’re interested in the Program Committee please email and put “Program Committee” in the subject line.


We look forward to working with many wonderful new volunteers in the coming year!



Explorit’s coming events:


●      Enjoy some science fun during the winter break with Seasonal Science events at Explorit! Join us on Wednesday, December 27 to explore snow, make a snow globe and enjoy animal interactions. $10 per person, $5 for Explorit members.

●      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 visit or call Explorit at 530-756-0191.

●      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.

●      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 Davis and 15 surrounding counties. Sponsor a program by making a gift, or call us for more details.

●      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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