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


Fall Semester 2015
August 26 to December 19

Fall in love with science, with your child!

In Growing a Scientist,  preschoolers ages 2½ to 5 and their adults make discoveries about science by questioning, experiencing, and investigating. Experienced educators engage children and their adults in science activities that incorporate art, literature, and fun!

Each session meets every other week. Following the program, enjoy a snack together.

Explora Members $140
Non-members $160


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:

Slippery Slime
Wed., Aug. 26/ Thurs., Aug. 27/ Fri., Aug.28/ Sat., Aug. 29
Put on a smock and get your hands messy as you explore a variety of slimy substances. Squish, mix, and make your own slimy chemical concoctions!


Leaves, Leaves, leaves
Wed., Sept. 9/ Thurs., Sept. 10/ Fri., Sept. 11 / Sat., Sept. 12
Examine the colors and patterns of leaves up close to discover how special they are. Create your own rubbings and prints to take home.


Air, Air everywhere
Wed., Sept. 23/ Thurs., Sept. 24/ Fri., Sept 25 / Sat., Sept. 26
See air take up space as you trap it in parachutes and bubbles, and watch air do work as you spin pinwheels and move paint with your own breath. Make a windmill hat to take home.


Pebbles and sand, oh my!
Wed., Oct. 7/ Thurs., Oct. 8/ Fri., Oct. 9/ Sat., Oct. 10
Roll up your sleeves and explore the world of sand and rocks. Sort rocks, examine sand from around the world, and create sand sculptures.


Animal defenses
Wed., Oct. 21/ Thurs., Oct. 22/ Fri., Oct. 23/ Sat., Oct. 24
Animals defend themselves in strange and unusual ways! Create a critter of your own with special characteristics to help it survive.


mirror, mirror on the wall
Wed., Nov. 4/ Thurs., Nov. 5/ Fri., Nov. 6/ Sat., Nov. 7
Investigate reflection and symmetry. Compare your image in concave and convex surfaces, build kaleidoscopes, and make symmetrical art to take home.


playful pendulums
Wed., Nov. 18/ Thurs., Nov. 19/ Fri., Nov. 20/ Sat., Nov. 21
Explore chaotic motion through the playful use pendulums to draw in the sand, make paintings, and more.


heat up, cool down
Wed., Dec. 2/ Thurs., Dec. 3/ Fri., Dec. 4/ Sat., Dec. 5
Ice cubes and balloons will be the tools you use to investigate the effects of temperature change. You'll also make your own thermometer and measure what is hot and what is cool.


color mix-up
Wed., Dec. 16/ Thurs., Dec. 17/ Fri., Dec. 18/ Sat., Dec. 19
Be a color scientist! Watch colors change before your eyes as you mix colored solutions, combine primary colors to make secondary colors, and create colorful artwork to take home.


Class topics change each semester.

Reservations office: 505-22-8341
Para información en español, llame al 505-224-8323.

It’s time for Explora’s 2015 Fall 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.