Home School Explorations for grades K-2 (ages 5-7)

Fall 2017 Semester

September 18 – December 5, 2017

Mondays, 11am-12pm or 1-2pm
Tuesdays, 1-2pm

Explora members $90 per child per semester
Non-members $108 per child per semester

Home School class sessions meet every week.

Three ways to register

  1. Online: Select a session day and time to register online

2. Mail: Download, print, and mail registration form:

3. Call Reservations at 505-224-8341.

Class Schedule

On a Roll

9/18 or 9/19
Observe and compare rolling systems using recycled materials, cups, and marbles. Test which shapes roll the best, and create a roller coaster for marbles.

How Does Your Garden Grow?

9/25 or 9/26
Plant seeds of wonder in your students! Discover the origin of a plant by dissecting a seed and finding out what makes it grow. Sow seeds of continued interest by taking student plantings with you to observe at school or at home. This exploration will grow on you!

Taking Flight

10/2 or 10/3
Investigate how air interacts with materials to make them float and fly. Experiment with wind tunnels, make simple gliding toys, and construct your own kite.

Acids and Bases

10/9 or 10/10
Explore natural acid/base indicators such as red cabbage, black tea, grape juice and turmeric. We’ll watch their colors change as we mix these indicators with acids and bases. We’ll also use them to draw color changing pictures.

Color Mix-Up

10/16 or 10/17
Experience the magic of colors changing before your eyes! Students use unusual materials to combine the primary colors and form new ones. They also learn the vocabulary of elementary math equations, such as “red plus blue equals purple,” eliciting “ooohs” and “aaaahs” along the way.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

10/23 or 10/24
Students investigate reflection and symmetry as they compare their images in reflective materials, build kaleidoscopes, and make symmetrical art.

Where Does the Food Go After You Eat It?

10/30 or 10/31
Let’s answer this question by consulting our 8-foot-tall, blue-haired doll, whose canvas body unzips to reveal ten large digestive, circulatory, and respiratory organs. We’ll learn what these body parts do and how to stay healthy, too!

Wonderful Water

11/6 or 11/7
Get wet exploring ice and water during several exciting activities. Students experiment with water drops and investigate absorption, adhesion, and other unique properties of ice and water.

What’s That Sound?

11/13 or 11/14
Explore sound waves and observe how they travel through water or air. Students feel vibrations caused by sound waves and experience these waves doing work.

Bodies in Motion

11/20 or 11/21
This full-bodied program sets students in motion—both physically and mentally. What else is in the starry sky besides our sun, moon, and Earth? New stars may be born as students understand more about our sun’s family and explore how other worlds move.

In a Spin

11/27 or 11/28
Experiment with spinning and twirling, looping and whirling. Students make their own tops and “twirly birds”to take home.

Crazy Concoctions

12/4 or 12/5
Be an inquisitive scientist as you concoct new substances. Investigate their characteristics as you first observe them and then manipulate them with your hands.

The exploration topics change each semester.

Explora’s Fall Clubs & 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.

Explora is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and all purchases at our store are always tax-free.

Proceeds from your purchases at Ideas, the store at Explora, help fund our programs and exhibits.

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