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Explorit: ‘Beautiful World’ blooms with help from T.J. Maxx

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From page A3 | November 15, 2013 |

Explorit Science Center is thrilled to receive a foundation grant from the TJX Companies and the TJX Foundation, celebrating the grand opening of Davis’s new T.J. Maxx store. This grant will provide continued support for Explorit’s current exhibition, “Beautiful World: Science and Art.”

The “Beautiful World” exhibition is open to the public Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays from 1 to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 3 to 6 p.m. at Explorit, 3141 Fifth St. Admission is $5 per person; members and children 2 and under are free.

From the physics of sculpture to the chemistry of pigments and the geometry of mosaics, there’s much to explore in “Beautiful World.” Young artists can try their hands at the ancient art of rock stacking or explore the science of sound with a kitchen drum kit.

Spin the DNA wheels to uncover the science behind the patterns in nature, or see if you can recreate some scientific illustrations. Learn about the importance of color indicators at the spin table or send something both beautiful and functional up the wind tunnel.

See the world up close with our televised microscopes. Or step into our light lab to experiment with light and color. A curved mirror or a colored lens might help you see the world a little differently and get your creative juices flowing.

It is also the foundation of Explorit’s Discovery Lesson programs for schools and other community groups. Discovery Lessons are one of three possible options for field trips to Explorit. After a brief introduction by an Explorit educator, students can freely explore the hands-on exhibition and then enjoy a final presentation of the relationship between art and science.

A recent group of second-graders thrilled to the wonders of the spin table and made their own animated cartoon at the animation station. Working in groups, they deciphered the mysteries of DNA to design a bunny family.

And during the final presentation they studied tubes of electrified gases to match the colors and discover that water has more hydrogen in it than oxygen. Best of all, they learned that they can have fun and do science at the same time, hopefully inspiring a lifelong love of inquiry and increasing their comfort level with the process of scientific experimentation.

Thanks to the generosity of the TJX Companies and the TJX Foundation, many more budding scientists and artists of all ages can continue to investigate the world around them through hands-on exploration and discovery. You won’t want to miss this dynamic exhibition!

— Explorit Science Center is at 3141 Fifth St. For more information, call 530-756-0191 or visit http://www.explorit.org or “like” Explorit on Facebook at www.facebook.com/explorit.fb.

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