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Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque

1701 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1396
+1 505-224-8300
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Pre-teens loved the center

I was worried my pre-teens would be bored just looking at the exhibits but they said they loved... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Erica J
Jonesboro, Arkansas

I get to take my grandchildren to the Explore a couple of times per year. They love it. They... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tijeras, New Mexico
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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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  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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1701 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1396
+1 505-224-8300
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was worried my pre-teens would be bored just looking at the exhibits but they said they loved it. I would wear comfy shoes unless you plan on sitting on the benches. They also have a great park outside if the kids do get bored.

Thank Erica J
Reviewed 1 week ago

I get to take my grandchildren to the Explore a couple of times per year. They love it. They learn why/how things around them work? Good employees with lots of information for both kids and adults.

Thank rlshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have taken my grandchildren here and no matter how many times we go each time is a new experience! Sometimes I think I am having more fun than they are- especially in the bubble room! We have contests to see who makes the longest...More

Thank dlm1113
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Explora! is a great place. My only criticism is that the times they acknowledge that adults might want to experience what they offer without having to shove kids aside (no, just kidding, we don't do that) are infrequent.

Thank Helen L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is unique and beautifully run. Exhibits are hands-on and wow the parents as much as the children.

Thank thepamster19
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great for kids of all ages and is amazingly educational. There are plenty of activities for each and every member of the family and makes learning together fun

Thank 159destinyd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every quarter there is an adult night, on a Friday from 6:30-10. They bring in special exhibits, have a food truck on hand, and live music. No kids allowed. It is so much fun, especially coloring and making bubbles!

Thank F6787MDelizabethl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to Explora Science Center many times throughout the years with school field trips. It has been a great and different experience every time. Our guides have always made our experiences educational and fun. I enjoy the independent time to take as long as...More

Thank RosemariefromNM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In addition to just wandering through the center, they have "labs" where the kids can participate in various activities. They even let the adults participate at times. They can tailor the activities to the special education students who need a little additional instruction. I have...More

Thank azann001
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is chocked full of science facts, hands on learning, visual learning, and can accomodate special needs adults and kids. You won’t be disappointed. You will need at least 1/2 day to see it all.

Thank George P
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10 November 2017|
Response from Explora_ABQ | Property representative |
I'm so sorry for the delay in responding, but just in case you are doing very advance planning: A few hours. Reviewers who mention how long they stay tend to say they stay several hours or more, unless pressed for time. And... More
7 November 2017|
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Response from Anita F | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. I just saw this. There are activities for all ages there.
30 December 2016|
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Response from ispeakcat | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I do not know.