Friday, January 19, 2018, 6:30-10pm, for ages 18+
Theme: Wood is Good!
Explore all our hands-on exhibit activities. Try some fun paper & wood engineering challenges. Enjoy woodworking and woodturning demos and activities, including:
- New Mexico Woodturners will demonstrate how to use a lathe and teach basic woodcarving.
- Wood artist Danny Hart will showcase how to create wooden artwork and have some for purchase.
- Tree New Mexico will showcase furniture made of reclaimed wood from the Bosque.
- Barry Spletzer will showcase how he makes many of Explora’s puzzles. Update 1-19: this activity is cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. You can still enjoy many wooden puzzles in our Paradox Cafe area!
- Albuquerque Woodworkers’ Association will demonstrate the Kumiko (Japanese Lattice) woodworking technique.
- Santa Fe National Forest will bring wood samples from various parts of the forest.
- New Mexico State Forestry – Bernalillo District will bring Smokey the Bear, forestry tools, and wood cut samples.
Get a behind the scenes tour of the Explora workshop. Spots are limited. Sign up at the Volunteer table near admissions.
Interested in Woodturning? Check out this Woodturning Info Sheet before your visit!
Thank you, Adult Night Media Sponsor, The Alibi!
Adult Night themes for
January 19 – Wood is Good
March 16 – Feeling Lucky?
May 18 – Don’t Try This at Home!
July 20 – Explora Olympics
September 21 – Uncommon Grounds: Coffee & Tea Science
November 16 – InterARTive: Get Creative!
When community members let us know they wanted a night at Explora without the kids, we listened, and created a night just for adults. Adult Night debuted at Explora in November 2004, and has grown into an evening popular with college students, young professionals, parents and grandparents on their night off from the kids, meet-up and singles groups, folks on date night, active retirement groups, and more.
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.
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.