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Explorit at Mace Ranch: Gallery 1            
(Left) Explorit moved into the Mace Ranch House in the summer of 1992. The house had been a home since the 1940s and needed considerable remodelling and upgrading in order for it to be used as a public facility. Although the Center now had more square footage than in previous years this was still a very small center and increasing its exhibition and classroom space was a continuing goal.

In September 2006 the Center moved its main public programs for four years to 2801 2nd Street, Davis and then moved all programs back to the 5th Street facility in 2010.
Exhibitions have changed as often as four or five times a year depending upon circumstances of space, funding and programmatic emphasis. They have always been designed and fabricated entirely in-house by Explorit staff. The exhibits have been called "explorits" because they are inquiry-based, and literally "hands-on." Visitors interact directly with the "stuff" of the activities - there are no levers or push-buttons.

(Left) The illustration here shows part of the 2002 "On the Go! The Way Things Move" Exhibition
(Left) Another section of the 2002 "On the Go! The Way Things Move" Exhibition.
The walls are decorated with banners, posters and other large signage to provide a lively, informative context for the activities. Some of the wall signage and most of the table signage poses questions to invite inquiring minds to think as they do the activities.
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P.O. Box 1288, Davis, CA 95617, USA
Phone: (530)756-0191     Fax: (530)756-1227