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Winter Science Explorations at Explorit

This article appeared in the November 29, 2013 edition of the Davis Enterprise.

By Lisa Justice

Special to the Enterprise


When school’s out for winter break, think Explorit for hands-on science fun!  This year, Explorit will be offering Winter Science Explorations, half-day camps for children in kindergarten to 5th grade.


Choose from six exciting topics, or come to each one.  Sign up for 3 or more days for a $15.00 discount.  Or receive a $5.00 sibling discount when enrolling siblings for the same day!  Choose from morning camps from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or afternoon camps from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Students can learn to Slither, Leap, and Hop like an animal in our zoology camp while discovering the special adaptations that make different animals unique.  Or delve into the mysteries of the past with Fascinating Fossils.  Explore ancient life while making some fossils of your own!


Scientastic Sleuthing will bring out the detective in everyone as we learn to gather and analyze clues, solve problems and unravel some mysteries.  And Starry Science will have us looking to the heavens and bringing the extraterrestrial down to earth.


Magical Chemistry will reveal the hidden bonds holding our world together and help us make indoor snow for winter!  Construction Zone will challenge our ingenuity and engineering skills with holiday projects like a gingerbread neighborhood.


Kindergarteners through 2nd-graders can register for:

Slither, Leap, and Hop on Monday, December 23;

Fascinating Fossils on Thursday, December 26;

Magical Chemistry on Friday, December 27;

Scientastic Sleuthing on Monday, December 30;

Construction Zone on Thursday, January 2; or

Starry Science on Friday, January 3.


3rd- through 5th-graders can register for:

Starry Science on Monday, December 23;

Construction Zone on Thursday, December 26;

Scientastic Sleuthing on Friday, December 27;

Magical Chemistry on Monday, December 30;

Fascinating Fossils on Thursday, January 2; or

Slither, Leap, and Hop on Friday, January 3.


Explorit will be closed Friday, November 29 and Tuesday and Wednesday, December 24 and 25, and December 31 and January 1.


Each 3-hour camp is $40 for Explorit Members and $45 for non-members and includes a snack and take-home project.  Registration begins Monday, December 2 at 9:00 a.m.  For more details please visit  To register, call 530-756-0191.


And don’t miss Explorit’s Holiday Public Hours.  Our museum will be open December 20-23, 26-30 and January 2-5 for plenty of hands-on science fun!  Plan to make Explorit a part of your winter holidays.



Explorit’s coming events:


  • November 30 – 31, December 20-23, 26-30 and January 2-5 Explorit’s Beautiful World: Science and Art exhibition will be open for holiday public hours daily from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00 per person and children ages 2 and under are free. 
  • Winter Science Explorations for children Kindergarten through 5th grade run December 23 through January 3.  Registration begins December 2.  Call 530-756-0191 for more information or to register.



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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