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Explorit Science Center

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Science & Technology Museums

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.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

Explorit Science Center - where your children (and you) can discover that science is fun
Explorit Science Center - where your children (and you) can discover that science is play, intelligent, inquiring, inspiring play.
Explorit Science Center - where your children can experience discovery, and maybe most importantly in a democracy, learn to question the world.
I have been visiting Explorit for two decades, and still I find new exhibits, new discoveries, new ways to explore the world of science.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Real hands on discovery & a new Nano SCIENCE Exhibit! Explorit is a rich and engaging experience for all ages and interests. Visit Wed, Friday, Sat. Sunday afternoons or log on to the website (ExpLorit.org) to reserve a program for you school (We serve 17 N.CALIF. counties!).

Board Member

Rating: 5

I first became involved with Explorit in 2001. I was a pediatrician in the local area at the time and was asked by Explorit to participate in a community group working closely with the Explorit staff to develop a new program called Health in Your World. The program aimed to provide science-based health education for children. I was new to Explorit but quickly became tremendously impressed with Explorit's mission and commitment to science education, it's unique "hands on" approach, it's attraction to families and children, and particularly to the creativity, enthusiasm and dedication of its staff. I have joyfully become more involved with Explorit and am still thrilled to see children exposed to the wonders of science and nature and developing critical-thinking skills in our hands on and play-based programs. By the way, Health in Your World has become a truly amazing program that allows children to work out science-based preventive health messages that lead them to adopt healthier, long lasting lifestyles.