Mondays, 11am-12pm or 1-2pm
Explora members $90 per child per semester
Non-members $108 per child per semester
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
10/23 or 10/24
Students investigate reflection and symmetry as they compare their images in reflective materials, build kaleidoscopes, and make symmetrical art.
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!
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.
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.
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.
11/27 or 11/28
Experiment with spinning and twirling, looping and whirling. Students make their own tops and “twirly birds”to take home.
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 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.
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