Fall in love with science, as you and your child explore together!
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! Following each program, enjoy a snack together.
Explora members $140 per child per semester
Non-members $160 per child per semester
2. Mail: Download, print, and mail registration form:
3. Call Reservations at 505-224-8341.
Wed., Jan. 18/ Thurs., Jan. 19/ Fri., Jan. 20/ Sat., Jan. 21
Become a curious chemist when you mix up cool concoctions, investigate foamy foods, and pour bubbling solutions!
Wed., Feb. 1/ Thurs., Feb. 2/ Fri., Feb. 3/ Sat., Feb. 4
We’ll observe how sound waves travel through water or air and, produce vibrations. Experience cup phones and build your own kazoo and quacker.
Wed., Feb. 15/ Thurs., Feb. 16/ Fri., Feb. 17/ Sat., Feb. 18
Test your strength with levers and pulleys. Experiment with simple machines to explore ways that they make our work easier.
Wed., March 1/ Thurs., March 2/ Fri., March 3/ Sat., March 4
Get your hands dirty as you make discoveries about dirt and soil. Use magnifying loupes as you look for living material in the dirt. Use clay to sculpt your own creation out of clay.
Wed., March 15/ Thurs., March 16/ Fri., March 17/ Sat., March 18
Discover measuring concepts such as more and less, weight and height. We’ll practice using scales, measuring cups, and droppers, and we will use these tools to create our own snack.
Wed., March 29/ Thurs., March 30/ Fri., March 31/ Sat., April 1
Get up close and personal with some interesting insects. Observe camouflage as a defense, experiment with camouflaging yourself, and decorate rabbits to blend into different environments.
Wed., April 12/ Thurs., April 13/ Fri., April 14/ Sat., April 15
Turn things on and off as you explore open and closed circuits. Investigate a variety of switches and much more.
Wed., April 26/ Thurs., April 27/ Fri., April 28/ Sat., April 29
Get your hands dirty as you examine, compare, and contrast different seeds, dissect lima beans and fruit, and plant seeds and flowers to take home.
Wed., May 10/ Thurs., May 11/ Fri., May 12/ Sat., May 13
We’ll find out how The Very Hungry Caterpillar becomes a butterfly and we’ll use paper chromatography to turn our own caterpillars into butterflies.
Class topics change each semester.
Reservations office: 505-224-8341
Para información en español, llame al 505-224-8323
Explora educators develop 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.
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.
1701 Mountain Rd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104