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Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque

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Address: 1701 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone Number:
+1 505-224-8300
Today
10:00 - 18:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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Explora is an innovative learning place, part science center, part...

Explora is an innovative learning place, part science center, part children's museum, providing fun, truly hands-on activities in science, technology, and art for people of all ages, from toddlers to teens to adults. We have an early childhood learning area, including a special area for toddlers to explore, and children and adults enjoy not only our two main floors of exhibit activities, but our outdoor decks with views, giant building blocks, playground patio, and gift shop filled with entertaining and educational items great for at home or travel fun. We offer after-school, home school, and early childhood classes, plus winter, spring, and summer camps for kids. Located in Albuquerque's historic Old Town, Explora has free parking and is perfectly situated for a walk to the nearby park, shops, and restaurants.

We close Jan 1, July 4, the week after labor day, Thanksgiving, Dec. 25.

We close early at 2pm Dec. 24 & 31.

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As soon as you enter the building there are things for you and your family to enjoy. There are many interactive experiments and you are able to experience learning in a fun way... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As soon as you enter the building there are things for you and your family to enjoy. There are many interactive experiments and you are able to experience learning in a fun way. This museum is for the young and the old.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have visited this museum several times with my two-year old grandson. He always finds something new to be enthralled with. On Monday mornings, there is a special toddler time with hands-on musical instruments and story telling. It is fun for the little ones. During the story telling, the leader also plays a ukulele and the children can sing along... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Explora is the coolest place for kids. Everything is interactive and super fun. They also have adult nights (with wine) so that the big kids can enjoy everything too!

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Thank katethegreat961
Oranjestad, Aruba
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This may be considered a children's museum but it's a blast for adults too! So many hands-on experiments. So much to do, you can't do it all in one day. Look for Adults Only nights to get more hands-on time ;)

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Thank CrazyCatLady001
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with my niece on a school field trip We had a blast You get to be in a bubble and make different crafts

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Thank 256danettet
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to bring children, that will open their minds to and adventure, spark their imagination, and just plane give them a sense of excitement and wonder.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the engaging exhibits with two of our grandchildren. Offers a venue to explain science and some engineering to them using many of exhibits. Can spend hours there and it is often well attended with some waiting for the popular exhibits like the airplane flight controls and bicycle high wire.

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Thank Daniel R
New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I children of various ages and ALL enjoyed it. We did too! We have been there twice now and still don't feel like we enjoyed all of it. We did notice that some things change too, so it was worth both trips too.

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Thank Rebekah M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of our favorite places in Albuquerque! Lots of interesting things to see and do not just for kids but adults too ( at least for me) . See how things work and/or are made. This is a Museum where u can touch things and be part of the experience. And with all the stairs and ramps sure to get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not just for kids, this every changing smorgasbord of mind expanding exhibits, interactive experiments and more is for everyone. Prepare to spend many hours getting lost in the maze of activities.

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