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Field Trips

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 these programs and more can be found in pdfExplora's Educational Programs Guide.

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 12 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.

 

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.

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Exhibit and Classroom Programs at Explora:

Educational Theater Programs are priced the same as Classroom Explorations.

  • Classroom & Exhibit Exploration Package (2 hours)
    $9.00 per student
    $4.00 per chaperone

  • Exhibit Exploration (2 hours)
    $6.00 per student or chaperone

  • Classroom Exploration (1 hour)
    $5.00 per student

  • Exhibit Exploration (1 hour)
    $4.00 per student or chaperone
Adult chaperones are welcome to use their Explora membership for their own field trip admission. Payment for participating students and non-member adults is required and defrays program and explora educator expenses.

Rescheduling or Canceling a Program:

Because 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  pdfExplora's Educational Programs Guide.