Our Science Center

Hands-On Experience

Find out more information about our science center and our current exhibits. Visit today!

Fall Cutouts

This Weekend at Explorit:

10/23 - 20/24

Pumpkin Craft

A fall-themed make-and take craft happening all weekend long! One per child as supplies last. 



Explorit public hours are back, along with some of our programs! Follow us on social media for the latest reopening updates and see below for our current hours. 

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What's New at Explorit?

Explorit staff and volunteers have been working hard to update and freshen up the exhibit spaces and building during the closure. 

New Pollinator Garden

New Exhibit

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New Outdoor Display


To be extra safe, we are requesting that guests reserve a time slot to come to the museum throughout October. 

You can reserve an entry time by clicking the button below, or heading over to our "Events" tab on the menu. Your reservation is not a complete ticket, but provides you with a morning (10am - 12pm) or afternoon (12pm - 2pm) timeslot. Bring your reservation confirmation to Explorit, where you will complete your purchase. As usual, general admission is $5, Explorit or ASTC members are free, and children 2 and under are free.  

We can't wait to see you there!


3141 5th St.
Davis, CA 95618
In beautiful Mace Ranch Park


$5 per person
Free admission for members and children 2 & under


Friday 1 to 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am to 2pm

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About the Exhibit:

Healthy Planet, Healthy You will explore a variety of topics including air quality and the respiratory system, renewable energies, water quality, soil, photosynthesis, food webs, and more! Guests to the museum will find hands-on activities featuring descriptions and interpreting the Air Quality Index, as well as view healthy and diseased lung samples under microscopes. Young engineers can build windmills with different types of materials to see if any are more efficient than others. Guests will observe different types of water and soil samples and learn what different tests can tell us about the health of an area. How does air, water, sun, soil, plants, and animals all connect? Find out by building food webs and seeing how the elimination of a single organism can affect an entire ecosystem.

Now Accepting Sponsorships

All Sponsors will be listed and recognized both on our website and in the exhibit gallery.  Your contributions will help turn a great exhibit into an excellent one!


Currently at Explorit

Healthy Planet, Healthy You

Explorit's new exhibit, Healthy Planet Healthy You is now open! 

What to Expect When You Visit

While visiting Explorit, you will find a variety of hands-on activities to explore scientific phenomena. Explorit's educators will be present to help guide you through your Explorit experience, so make sure to ask them any questions that may pop into your brain! Along with our rotating main exhibit, which is currently Healthy Planet, Healthy You, feel free to explore our animal alcove; if you're lucky, you may even be able to touch some of our creatures with assistance from staff. In the Discovery Den, you will find exploration-based toys and specimen for young children to play with, along with scientific readings.


If you have further questions about visiting Explorit, call (530) 756-0191.


while in the museum.

Visit today and get exploring!

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Party Decor


Hands-on science fun, based on your child's interests!
Make this birthday unforgettable!

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Explorit holds summer and seasonal after-school science camps, providing hands-on, fun scientific activities for kids of all ages.

Inquiry Labs

You visit us! Students, in small groups, meet open-ended challenges to stimulate curiosity, creativity, and collaboration.

Nature Safaris

Explore the wilds of our adjacent Mace Ranch Park while discovering the biotic and abiotic factors that comprise Explorit’s local ecosystem.

Discovery Lessons

Join an Explorit educator for a guided exploration of our current gallery exhibition.

Programs at Explorit