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What Does Explora Offer?

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Exhibit Explorations

Explore our hands-on exhibit activities and to experience our participatory learning opportunities. An Explora educator will facilitate your group’s one- or two-hour visit.

Classroom Explorations

Classroom Explorations are hour-long, experiential programs facilitated by Explora educators. Each program takes an inquiry approach to learning and involves every student in active exploration of physical materials. Our Classroom Explorations are benchmarked to the standards established for relevant grade levels by the New Mexico Public Education Department. A full list of Classroom Programs begins on page 5 of our pdfGuide to Educational Programs.

Educational Theater Programs

These specialized programs take place in the Explora Theater. Most are original plays about famous people, important achievements or science topics. The characters in the plays describe their lives, their work and the times in which they lived. After each play the audience may ask the actors questions and explore the set.

Programs in Spanish

Explora can provide Exhibit Explorations, Classroom Explorations and Outreach Programs in Spanish. Please make your reservation at least three weeks in advance. Call (505) 224-8323.

Basic Information:

Reservations are required for group visits of 9 or more. Reservations are held with a major credit card and/or a signed reservation/invoice form from the group leader. Final payment may be made on the day of your visit by credit card, check, cash or purchase order. One adult chaperone is required for every 6 students. Admission for these chaperones is free.

 

Making a Reservation:

  • Use Explora’s Guide to Educational Programs to select a program.
  • Decide on possible dates. Spring is our busiest season; we suggest you book early or choose some fall or winter dates.
  • Contact Reservations at (505) 224-8341. Let us know at this time about any special needs.
  • A reservation invoice and policies will be faxed or emailed to you.
  • Please read the form carefully. sign and return the form within 7 days to hold the reservation.
  • Please note: If payment is not received 15 days prior to your visit, your reservation will be canceled.

One adult chaperone is required for every six students. Admission for these chaperones is free. There is an additional charge if Explora is required to provide chaperones for your group. Please notify us in advance if additional chaperones will be needed.

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Exhibit and Classroom Programs at Explora:

  • Two-Hour Classroom/Exhibit Program Package
    $8.75 per participant
    Minimum fee for groups of up to 16 students: $140.00
  • Two-Hour Exhibit Exploration
    $7.00 per participant
    Minimum fee for groups of up to 16 students: $112.00
  • One-Hour Classroom Program or One-Hour Exhibit Program
    $4.75 per participant
    Minimum fee for groups of up to 16 students: $76.00
  • Additional Same One-Hour Classroom Program
    $4.00 per participant
    Minimum fee for groups of up to 16 students: $64.00
  • Additional One-Hour Exhibit Exploration
    $2.25 per participant
    Minimum fee for groups of up to 16 students: $36.00
  • Custom One-Hour Classroom Exploration
    $6.50 per participant
    Minimum fee for groups of up to 16 students: $104.00
Explora family memberships do not apply to group programs.
Educational Theater Programs are priced the same as Classroom Explorations.

Rescheduling or Canceling a Program:

Becaouse Explora reserves space and an educator for your group, these policies apply:

Rescheduling: 
More than 5 business days before visit - no fee.
5 business days or fewer before visit - 15% booking fee.

Canceling:
More than 5 business days before visit - 15% booking fee.
5 business days or fewer before visit - 50% booking fee.

No shows:
The full amount will be charged.

For more information view our pdfGuide to Educational Programs.