Explorit Science Center

Rating: 4.92 stars   12 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: PO Box 1288 3141 5th Street Davis CA 95617 USA

Mission: To ignite and foster curiosity about science and nature through inquiry and discovery.
Target demographics: Our programs align with standards for preschool - 6th grade.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 12,486
Geographic areas served: Yolo County, Sacramento County, Solono County, San Joaquin County, Contra Costa County, El Dorado County, Sutter County, Yuba County, Alameda County, Napa County, Colusa County, Placer County, Amador County and beyond.
Programs: We take programs out to schools such as our Classroom Adventures and Family Science nights and we have programs at our location including Exhibition Public Hours and Summer Science Camp.
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 68-0010584
530-756-0191
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Rating: 5 stars  

Explorit's mission is "To ignite and foster curiosity about science and nature through inquiry and discovery." This small center does a wonderful job of providing real hands-on science for all ages (with a special focus on ages up to 12.) Because the hands-on activities use familiar objects and materials Explorit's science learning can continue with similar stuff at home. I think this is a really smart approach and as an adult I enjoy the activities too!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Located in a park-like setting, its building surrounded by magnificent trees, Explorit is *the* place to take kids to expose them to science in the flesh. They get hands-on experience with exhibits that demonstrate scientific phenomena and principles of all sorts. There's plenty of room to run around outside, and the trees provide wonderful shade on those hot summer days. Don't miss it!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been volunteering here for three and a half years, and I honestly love it. It's a wonderful experience for both employees and guests there, and is a great community asset.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been involved with this wonderful science center for 30 years. It is a small center with a wide reach because of its very popular traveling programs - "Have Vans Will Travel"! It is all hands-on in a very personal, low tech way and calls its hands-on activities "explor-its."

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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