Explorit Science Center Davis

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Explorit Science Center
3141 5th St.
Tel: 530-756-0191


From the Bay Area: Take I-80 East towards Sacramento, Take the Mace Blvd Exit in Davis, take a left off the exit onto Mace Blvd. Follow Mace Blvd until you reach Alhambra, take a left on Alhambra. Take a left on 5th street watch for us on the right hand side of the road in the Mace Ranch Park! From Sacramento: Take I-80 west towards San Francisco. Take the Mace Blvd Exit in Davis. Make a right off the exit on Mace Blvd. Make left on Alhambra to 5th St. Make a left on 5th St and watch for Explorit Science Center on the right in Mace Ranch Park.

Where are we going today?

In 1982, a group of Davis, California community members established a single focus -- to provide a new approach to teaching children and their families about science. Since that time, Explorit has grown into a reputable and experienced organization (a Nature Center and a Science Center), four vehicles, and multiple science programs being provided in over 17 Northern California counties. Explorit's unique teaching style allows for increased interest and lasting curiosity through hands-on science education and inquiry-based activities that complement formal education. Our interdisciplinary focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities provides for interactive exploration and youth development that support our mission to "to ignite and foster a curiosity about science and nature through inquiry and discovery." Major activities for Explorit include science and health education programs for the general public, schools and community groups both on site at our science center and through our traveling science programs. We have recently added a pilot program to our arsenal of science education in the form of a Community Science Project. It is structured around citizen science, which advances science itself, and the public understanding of both science and of the scientific process. These projects use the time, abilities and energies of a community, county or several areas, of citizen scientists who are our collaborators. One of the most exciting components to our Community Science Project is that anyone can participate from anywhere. There really are no boundaries. From the beginning of our organization to today we have been focused on igniting a lasting curiosity about science and supplementing STEM learning in schools and at our center. Explorit's programs instill confidence, enrich people’s lives, inspire appreciation of our world, empower people to make informed choices and encourage stewardship of the earth's resources.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults5.00
  • Children5.00
  • Free Under: 2 and under

When can we go?

1-5 p.m. Wed, Sat, Sunday - 3-6 p.m. on Fridays

Please see our website for exhibition details

Teachers corner

Calling all Teachers and Home School Groups! We have field trip programs at our center as well as traveling programs that we can bring to your school or community center. We service 17 surrounding counties! The following are our current programs offerings: Nature Safari's - (at our center) Discovery Labs/Inquiry Labs - (at our center) Health in Your World - Family Science Night at your school or Community Center Science in Your World - Family Science Night at your school or Community Center Classroom Adventures - In your classroom! Please see our website for details!.

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    would be awesome for younger kids. my kids are tweens and had a great ime

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