Explorit Science Center

Davis, CA

5 (2 reviews)

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Address: 3141 5th St, Davis, CA 95618, USA How do we get there? Number: 530-756-0191
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Kids, are you ready to visit somewhere fun that embraces your curiosity about science and nature? Well, get ready because we're off to the Explorit Science Center in Davis! Explorit Science Center is all about offering fun, hands-on science based exhibits that allow kids to interact with them, sparking educational learning through play.

The Exploration Gallery is where kids really can learn about a variety of scientific topics. They can experiment, discover, touch things, move things, test things, and even build things! It's about them testing, trying and uncovering the wonders and joys of science and nature.

Also at Explorit Science Center is the Discovery Den, an exciting multipurpose room open to the public in the afternoons. Here, the Binquiry Kits can be found, each containing a different challenge or science experiments, from testing friction to launching balloon rockets!

Toddler age appropriate toys and activities can also be found in the Discovery Den, as can the Book Nook for those curious minds who want a quiet corner to peruse science books. 

The Challenge Center is filled with an array of recycled and reused materials that can spark the imagination and kids attempt to find a solution to the monthly challenge. It might be creating vehicles or aiming catapults, you never know what you will be faced with!

What would a science and nature-based center be without some animals to top off the family day out? The Animal Alcove is home to some pretty cool residents, including a ball python, bearded dragons, blue tongued skinks and even cockroaches!

So enjoy a science-tastic family day out in Davis, where kids can learn that science CAN be fun! 



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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.

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How much does it cost?









Members are free


Free Under

2 and under


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Explorit Science Center FAQ’s

Grab something in the are before or after your visit!

They have fun events across the year including Winter Family Science so keep an eye out and put them in your diary!

They have field trip programs at the center as well as traveling programs that they can bring to your school or community center. They service 17 surrounding counties! Just check out their website for more information!

Give them a call to check about the accessibility, they will be happy to help!

If you plan to go a few times, check out membership as it offers you free admission and other fun perks!

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