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Explorit: Final Blast show returns for second year

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From page A5 | August 22, 2014 |

Button up your lab coats and fasten your safety goggles because Explorit’s Final Blast Chemistry show is back for a second year of sending summer off with a bang! This popular fundraising event on Sunday, Sept. 7, is full of fun for the whole family.

The doors will open at 11 a.m. with a variety of hands-on science fun. Members of the Citrus Circuits robotics team will demonstrate their engineering wonders and Davis Makerspace representatives will be on hand to showcase the world of 3D printing.

Cruise around Mace Ranch Park on one of Peter Wagner’s amazing Whymcycles, then refresh yourself with a treat from Jamba Juice or Roo’s Café. A portion of all sales will go to benefit Explorit.

Let Chelsea Lee dazzle you with how fun math can be, or catch a glimpse of the sun with safe solar viewing hosted by the Davis Astronomy Club. If you caught Explorit’s appearance on “Good Day Sacramento” a few weeks ago, you won’t want to miss your chance to explode a watermelon with the potential energy of rubber bands!

And don’t forget to head inside and check out the dynamic, hands-on science exhibition in Explorit’s museum with stimulating and interactive activities for all ages.

All are welcome to gather at noon on the grassy knoll behind Explorit in Mace Ranch Park for an official recognition of the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District’s board of directors for its generous sponsorship of the newest addition to Explorit’s fleet of vehicles — a hybrid SUV.

This vehicle will help Explorit continue to carry hands-on science programs to schools and community groups in 15 California counties, while limiting pollution and promoting clean air.

Then at 12:30 p.m., UC Davis chemistry faculty will put on an explosive show no one will want to miss. Bring some snacks and enjoy a picnic in the park while watching them send summer out with a bang.

Immediately following the Chemistry Show at 1:15 p.m., stick around for the raffle drawing. Raffle tickets will be available for sale throughout the day for $1 each or 15 for $10 for some fun and exciting prizes. You do not need to be present to win.

All activities will continue until 3:30 p.m., so you’ll have plenty of time to fully explore. Tickets are available by calling Explorit’s office at 530-756-0191 or on brownpapertickets.com, search for Explorit.

The suggested minimum ticket donation is $20 per family in advance, or $25 per family the day of the event. Explorit’s Final Blast is a tax-deductible charitable fundraising event.

This summer’s Final Blast event at the Explorit Science Center has been made possible in part by the support of local businesses, including Apex Cycles & Services, Roo’s Cafe, The Avid Reader, Outdoor Davis and Jamba Juice.

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Explorit’s coming events:

* Explorit’s Beautiful World: Science and Art exhibition is open to the public from 1 to 5 p.m. every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, and from 3 to 6 p.m. every Friday. Admission is $5 per person; Explorit members, teachers and children 2 and under are free.

* Interested in membership? Think your Explorit membership may have lapsed? Call Explorit at 530-756-0191 to check or sign up.

* Birthday parties are back at Explorit! Call 530-756-0191 for more information or to book your party.

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

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