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Semester Programs

Register for Fall Semester 2018 now!

Enrich your child’s educational experience with after-school and weekend programs, or our home school explorations series.

Semester programs meet every other week, while home school programs meet once per week. Each program follows a semester-long schedule and is facilitated by Explora educators.

For information or to learn about scholarship opportunities for programs and camps, call 505-224-8341.

Growing a Scientist

For Ages 2½ – 5yrs

In Growing a Scientist™, preschoolers ages 2½ to 5 and their parents or adult caregivers make discoveries about science by questioning, experiencing, and investigating. Early childhood educators engage children and their adults in science and engineering activities that incorporate art, literature, and fun! Each session focuses on a different theme. Activities change each semester. Following the program, enjoy a snack together.

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 Science to Grow On

For Grades K-3

In Science to Grow On™, children in grades K‒3 make discoveries by questioning, experiencing, and investigating. Experienced educators engage children and their adults in age-appropriate activities that incorporate science, art, and fun! Participation of parents or adult caregivers is encouraged, but not required.

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Engineering Investigators

For Grades 3-5

Design, Engineer, Build! In each class, Explora educators engage children in activities that use the engineering design process to solve a problem. Whether it’s building a suspension bridge or figuring out what gears are best to use on a bike, children will have fun designing and building, perhaps without even realizing they are honing their problem-solving skills and learning engineering and physics principles! Activities change each semester.

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Maker Lab

For Grades 3-6

Tinker, Make, and Create! Explora educators engage children in the maker movement with a variety of making and tinkering challenges. Children develop and build problem-solving and engineering skills as they explore different aspects of technology that include circuits and electronics, computer programming, robotics, microcontrollers, automation, and more. Register for one or more sessions.

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Home School Explorations Series

For K-8th graders (ages 5-13)

Be curious, discover, experiment!

Explora’s Home School Explorations Series offers your child a semester of weekly, hour-long experiential science, technology, and art programs. Each Exploration is facilitated by Explora educators. These are hour-long, materials-rich classes that actively engage every child in inquiry activities. In these classes, children will make discoveries in science, technology, engineering, math, and art through questioning, experiencing, and investigating. Children will be encouraged to build their own knowledge and cultivate skills such as observation, creativity, critical thinking, cooperative learning, communication, and innovation as they explore a different topic each week. Class topics change each semester.

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

View Home School K-2

Home School Explorations
for grades 3-5 (ages 8-10)

View Home School 3-5

Home School Explorations for grades 6-8 (ages 11-13)

View Home School 6-8

Visitor Information


HOURS: Mon-Sat: 10 am – 6 pm Sun: 12 pm – 6 pm Closed on Jan. 1, July 4, the week after Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Dec. 25. We close at 2 pm on Dec. 24 and 31.


LOCATION: 1701 Mountain Road NW Albuquerque, NM 87104 505-224-8300 Contact Us

ADMISSION: Explora Members: Free Children (under age 1): Free Children (ages 1-11): $4 Adults (ages 12-64): $8 Seniors (age 65+, with ID): $5 Students or Military (with ID): $5

Groups: Reservations Required Please contact us if you require special assistance.

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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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