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Explorit: Spooky science fundraiser at museum

By From page A4 | October 18, 2013

When darkness falls, the Explorit lab will come alive for a hair-raising fundraiser for the whole family, Spooky Science Nights, on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25-26, and Halloween night.

Discover what lurks beneath the surface by testing different slimes in the Goo Room. Experience the thrills and chills of chemistry as you experiment with states of matter. Or venture into the Wacky Workshop for an electrifying good time. Charge up a storm and experience indoor lightning, just don’t get zapped. It’s shocking good fun!

Pay a visit to the inhabitants of the Kingdom of the Spider — if you dare! They’re creepy, they’re crawly and they’re here just to meet you.

Or for a spine-tingling thrill, explore some of what the dead leave behind. You just may be surprised at what you find! Finally, escape to the Challenge Center to tackle a creepy construction challenge; you get to keep whatever you make.

Halloween night will feature additional fun including trick-or-treating and a costume contest, complete with prizes. If you’ve been looking to inject a little science into your seasonal festivities, you won’t want to miss Spooky Science Nights.

Tickets are $7 per person. Children 2 and under are free; all children must be accompanied by an adult. This family-friendly event is appropriate for all ages.

All events will take place at Explorit Science Center, 3141 Fifth St. in Davis, on Friday, Oct. 25, from 7 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 9 p.m.; and Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are available at www.explorit.org/csp/spooky or by calling Explorit’s office at 530-756-0191.

Or if you’d like to volunteer to help with this event or lend decorations or carved pumpkins for display, email [email protected] or call Lisa at 530-756-0191. We’re just dying for a few good helping hands.

Support Explorit’s mission to continue providing science experiences for all by having a ghoulish good time with the whole family this Halloween at Explorit’s Spooky Science Nights!

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Explorit’s coming events:

* Saturday, 5:30 to 7 p.m.: “Touched by Science: Celebrating 30 Years of Science Education and Learning.” Enjoy food, wine and much more, including a silent auction, a “Back to the Future” quiz by Derrick Bang and a robotics demonstration by Citrus Circuits. The Davis Astronomy Club also will have a telescope for sun and or moon viewing. Tickets are $75 general, with discounts for students, teachers, Explorit members and Cal Aggie Alumni Association members. To buy tickets, call 530-756-0191 or visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/437033. Tickets at the door will be $100.

* Explorit’s exhibit hall will be closed Saturday to allow preparations for the evening event. Explorit will reopen for regular public hours on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

— 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.

Lisa Justice

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