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Thank You for Great Summer Science Camps

By Sara Thompson

Photo Anna Fantasia

Special to the Enterprise

This summer was filled with friends and fun at Explorit’s Summer Science Camps. Our camps served students entering kindergarten on up to those entering 5th grade.

Campers learned all about different animals and their habitats during our “Something Wild Camp”. They solved the challenges of landing on and settling on Mars during “Mars Challenge”. Both “Junior Builders” and “Extreme Engineering” campers leaned about working together to solve building challenges with the engineering design process. With the help of our exhibit, campers in “Stones & Bones” learned about the different types of rocks found on Earth and how living things become a fossil. Rounding it all out was “Best of Explorit”, which highlighted the most popular activities of this summer, as well as the introduction of a few new ones.

Our summer camps are always fun for everyone but would not have been possible without our dedicated team of volunteers who take time out of their week to help us out each day of camp. A very special thank you to: Afreen, Anna, Bradley, Dylan, Haylee, Irene, Jack, Jenna, Jimmy, Luke, Maya, Melania, Mina, Mira, Neha, Nicole, Nikhil, Renata, Rohan, Susan, Ted, Timothy.

Thank you also to all of our campers, we could not have our camps without you! We hope your campers had a great time at Explorit this summer. We hope you see you again soon!

Grand Opening of “Our Wild World” is the weekend of Saturday, September 2 – Monday, September 4, 10am-2pm each day. Admission is $5 per person. Explorit Members, ASTC, and those age 2 and under free. Explorit Members are invited to an early preview of the new exhibit and enjoy light refreshments from 9am-10am on Saturday, September 2.

Explorit's coming events:

• Explorit will be CLOSED to the public August 19-September 1 for the installation of our next exhibit.

• Now is a great time to donate and help Explorit continue to educate and inspire the scientists of tomorrow:

• A Membership to Explorit grants the recipient free visits to Explorit’s regular public hours, discounts on events, summer camps and workshops, and gives you ASTC benefits to visit other museums throughout the world. To purchase or for more information visit or call Explorit at 530-756-0191.

• Now booking school programs for the ’23-’24 school year. For more information, please visit To reserve call (530) 756-0191.

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