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Growing a Scientist™ (ages 2 ½ - 5 yrs)

Spring Semester 2015growing-scientist1
January 14 to May 9

Growing a Scientist offers interactive experiences in which preschoolers and adults pair to learn about science by questioning, experiencing and investigating.
Each session meets every other week for over an hour of activities focusing on scientific discovery and incorporating art and literature. Following the program, there is time to enjoy a snack.
Class fees:
Explora Members-$140

Click below to choose your session and register online:

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or, download a mail-in registration form:

You can also call 505-224-8341 to register.

Class Schedule:

Bubble, fizz, and foam
Wed., Jan. 14/ Thurs., Jan. 15/ Fri., Jan. 16/ Sat., Jan. 17
Become a curious chemist when you mix up cool concoctions, investigate foamy foods, and pour bubbling solutions!


Round and round
Wed., Jan. 28/ Thurs., Jan. 29/ Fri., Jan. 30/ Sat., Jan. 31
Test different shapes to see which ones make the best wheels and investigate different surfaces for roadways as you explore wheels moving "round and round." Build your own wheeled vehicle to take home.


wonderful water
Wed., Feb. 11/ Thurs., Feb. 12/ Fri., Feb. 13/ Sat., Feb. 14

Get wet exploring unique properties of ice and water during a number of exciting activities. Explore different types of water, race water drops down a hill, and much more. 


Forceful magnets
Wed., Feb. 25/ Thurs., Feb. 26/ Fri., Feb. 27/ Sat., Feb. 28
Investigate which items are attracted to magnets and which are not as we explore attracting and repelling with a wide variety of materials. Try your hand at activites such as magnetic painting and using magnets to add "fur" to animal pictures.


wonderful rainbows
Wed., March 11/ Thurs., March 12/ Fri., March 13/ Sat., March 14
Separate light into the color spectrum and expericence the colors that make up rainbows. Use a variety of items to find rainbows and enjoy a colorful snack.


Balancing act
Wed., March 25/ Thurs., March 26/ Fri., March 27/ Sat., March 28
Can you balance on one foot? Test your sense of balance as you explore counterbalance and center of gravity. Make a balanced art project to take home.


all about air
Wed., April 8/ Thurs., April 9/ Fri., April 10/ Sat., April 11
Catch some air and see how it takes up space. Experiment with the power of compressed air and investigate how moving air interacts with objects.


Fruit or veggie?
Wed., April 22/ Thurs., April 23/ Fri., April 24/ Sat., April 25
We’ll dissect different fruits and vegetables to find out what’s inside. Then, we’ll make colorful fruit and vegetable prints to take home, assemble our own snacks, and more! 


me and my shadow
Wed., May 6/ Thurs., May 7/ Fri., May 8/ Sat., May 9
Discover different ways to make shadows as we investigate light and shadow shapes, experiment with colored shadows, and make shadow puppets.



Visitor Information

1701 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

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Mon-Sat: 10 am - 6 pm
Sun: 12 pm - 6 pm

Closed on Jan. 1, July 4, the week after Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Dec. 25. We close early at 2 pm on Dec. 24 and 31.



Explora Members: Free
Children (under age 1): Free
Children (ages 1-11): $4
Adults (ages 12-64): $8
Seniors (age 65+, with ID): $5
Students or Military (with ID): $5

Groups: Reservations Required.
Please contact us if you require special assistance.

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It’s time for Explora’s 2015 Spring semester programs

Explora educators develop camp activities with children's developmental levels in mind. Your children will have the opportunity to learn from, and work with older and younger peers and make new friends.


  • You can register online, by phone, or download and mail/fax the completed registration form.

  • Please have the following available when you register: emergency contact name and phone numbers; name of alternate adults who can pick up the child; child's medications, dosages, and physician's name; child's insurance information, as well as any allergy or special needs information for your child.


505-224-8341. Our reservations office is open Monday-Friday, 9 am - 5 pm.

Para español, llame al 505-224-8323, de lunes a viernes, 9 am - 5 pm.


Explora Reservations
1701 Mountain Rd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104


Cancelation policy

  • If a cancelation is received at least 5 business days before the first class, a refund will be issued for the amount minus a 15% administration fee.

  • Cancelations received fewer than 5 business days before the first class will not be refunded.

  • Full fees will be refunded if Explora cancels a program.

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