Science to Grow On for grades K-3

Grow your love for Science!

Spring Semester 2019
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January 12–May 4, 2019

View Fall 2018 Schedule

In Science to Grow On™, children make discoveries by questioning, experiencing, and investigating. Explora educators engage children and their adults in age-appropriate activities that incorporate science, art, and fun! Each session focuses on a different theme. Activities change each semester. Following the program, enjoy a snack.

Explora members $140 per child per semester
Non-members $160 per child per semester


Science to Grow On

Register now for Spring Semester 2019

  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.

Spring 2019 Class Schedule

January 12–May 4, 2019

Terrific Triangles

Saturday, January 12
Have you always thought the triangle was just the shape between the circle and the square? Discover different kinds of triangles and their importance. Use triangles to build three dimensional objects.

Possibilities of Paper

Saturday, January 26
Make it, fold it, sculpt it, cut it, and recycle it! Test the strength of fibers and conduct other experiments using a variety of papers.

Frankenstein Bugs

Saturday, February 9
Use microscopes to examine insects closely and investigate bug basics. Then, create your own mechanical jittery bugs to take home.

Sticky Stuff

Saturday, February 23
Have you noticed that strange thing called “adhesion” that makes your fingers sticky after you eat candy? Discover  what kinds of materials will make paper, plastic, fabric, and wood “stick together” and which ones will not.

Be a Mad Hatter

Saturday, March 9
Many people wear hats, but have you ever thought about why? Test fabrics to determine which are the most water repellent. Explore how hats’ forms are related to their functions, and make an original hat to wear home.

Propensity of Density

Saturday, March 23
Do all liquids mix together? Examine the qualities of a variety of liquids, like salt water, tap water, and lots more. Use test tubes to explore floating and sinking by layering colored liquids.

Dirt, Dig it

Saturday, April 6
What is dirt? Who needs it? Dig in the dirt to discover who and what is in it. Then, make a newspaper pot in which to grow your own plant.

Meddle with Metal

Saturday, April 20
Are you wired by material science? Do all metals deserve a medal? Explore conduction and magnetism using different types of metal. Get ready to hammer, stretch, and heat!

Flowing Water

Saturday, May 4
Pipe and channel water from one place to another. See if you can control the flow, and get water to flow uphill!

Explora’s Clubs & Programs

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.


  • 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.

Call: 505-224-8341. Our reservations office is open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Para español, llame al 505-224-8323, de lunes a viernes, 9am–5pm.
Mail: Explora Reservations 1701 Mountain Rd. NW Albuquerque, NM 87104
Fax: 505-224-8325

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.

Fall 2018 Class Schedule

August 25–December 15, 2018

Flow with the Pressure

Saturday, August 25
Experiment with air flow as you make objects move, levitate, and fly. Craft a flying creation of your own to hone your skills.

Homey Habitats

Saturday, September 8
Explore animal behavior and animal homes and build your own homey habitat for a critter.

Under Construction

Saturday, September 22
Test your engineering skills and explore what materials make the best structures.Create your own container to safely transport an egg in an egg drop event.

Light Play

Saturday, October 6
Play and experiment with different light sources, shadow and color. Create colorful light creations that will astound and amaze.

Go, Car, Go!

Saturday, October 20
Play with different ways to move objects from one place to another. Create simple machines to accomplish different challenges.

Chemistry is pHun!

Saturday, November 3
Explore acids, bases and chemical reactions. See pH indicators change color right before your eyes!

What’s the Matter?

Saturday, November 17
Experiment with solids, liquids and gases as you learn about the different states of matter. Create a non-newtonian fluid to play with!

Viscosity City

Saturday, December 1
Submerge yourself in the gooey world of viscous liquids and semi-solids as you experiment with density, fluidity, resistance and friction.

Bathroom Science

Saturday, December 15
Learn about microbes and create your own crafts as you experiment with different materials you can find in the bathroom.


Class topics change each semester.

Reservations office: 505-224-8341


Para información en español, llame al 505-224-8323

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