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Group Field Trips to Explorit

Teachers, customize your day at Explorit...

Choose from:


Discovery Lessons

Group tour of our current exhibit facilitated by an Explorit educator.

Under the guidance of an Explorit educator, your students will question, investigate and discover as they enjoy a stimulating lesson and exploration of the hands-on Exhibition topic. Each student is offered a "Search and Find" guide, directing them from station to station as they complete each task to find the answers. Our interdisciplinary exhibitions are designed to strengthen and support your students' science and math education. 

NGSS: LS1.A, LS1.C, LS1.D, LS2.B, LS2.C, LS2.D, LS3.A, LS3.B, LS4.A, LS4.B, LS4.C, LS4.D, ESS1.B, ESS3.C, PS2.A, PS2.B, PS3.A, PS3.B, PS3.C, PS4.B, ETS1.A, ETS1.A, ETS1.B, ETS1.C

Discovey Lessons
Inquiry Labs

Inquiry Labs

Inquiry labs help emphasize the importance of experimentation, creativity and group work to the scientific process. 

An Inquiry Lab can be scheduled on its own or together with a Discovery Lesson (exhibit tour) and/or Nature Safari.

Students, in teams, face multiple open-ended challenges designed and facilitated in a way that stimulates curiosity and problem-solving skills.  All labs are aligned with state education standards.

Choose your lab from the topics below:

(Fall 2023)

New program arriving Fall 2023!


Transform potential energy into kinetic energy with a series of fun science challenges. Use gravity, engineering, and imagination to propel toy cars without touching them & more. 

NGSS: PS2.A, PS2.B, PS3.A, PS3.B, PS3.C, PS3.D, ETS1.A, ETS1.B, ETS1.C

Fossil Forensics
(Unavailable during Explorit Rocks!)

How can fossils help us explore the past? Learn about different kinds of fossils and use them to piece together what ancient environments could have been like.

NGSS: LS1.A, LS1.C, LS2.C, LS4.A, LS4.D, ESS1.C, ESS2.E

Remarkable Reactions

Investigate mysterious materials in our hands-on chemistry lab. Cause chemical reactions and see how things change. Make slime and fizzing concoctions as you experience the world of chemistry.

PS1.A: Structures and Properties of Matter:

How do particles combine to form a variety of matter one observes?

PS1.B Chemical Reactions:

How do substances combine or change (react) to make new substances?
How does one characterize and explain these reactions and make predictions about them?


Nature Safaris

Visit Explorit's Outdoor Spaces.

Students experience an outdoor adventure and discover the varied creatures that share Mace Ranch Park. With the help of an Explorit educator, students catch insect specimens, observe local wildlife, and learn about the roles these organisms play in the ecosystem of the park. 

NGSS: LS1.A, LS1.C, LS2.A, LS2.C, LS4.C, LS4.D, ESS2.E, ESS3.A, ESS3.C

Please note: Nature Safaris take place outside regardless of weather.

Nature Safaris


Session Length: 60 minutes

Group Size: Up to 35 students.  At least 1 adult per 7 students must accompany the group (chaperones free)
Availability: Monday - Friday - Call to Reserve

For more information:

Call 530.756.0191 or



  • $6.00 per student per program

  • $72 minimum per group

  • Teachers and adult chaperones are free. 

Please reserve programs as early as possible so we can fully accommodate your needs.


Please have the following information ready:

  • Contact's name, telephone number & email address

  • Organization's name, address & telephone number

  • Name of program you wish to reserve

  • Preferred and alternate dates

  • Number of sessions in one day

  • Desired time (accounting for lunch and recess)

  • Grade level

  • Number in group

Field trip details

Cancellation Policy

Explorit charges full program fees for cancellations within 3 weeks of the scheduled Classroom Adventure or Family Science Night programs. A $72 fee will be charged for Discovery Lesson, Inquiry Lab, or Nature Safari cancellations (or $144 for a combined Discovery Lesson/Nature Safari or Discovery Lesson/Inquiry Lab program) made within 3 weeks of the scheduled program.


Other Explorit Programs


Family Science Nights

Explorit transforms your school's multipurpose room into a hands-on science museum.


Classroom Adventures

Guided hands-on, minds-on experiences in your classroom for students grades K-5.

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