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Adult Night at Explora


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. 

Each Adult Night at Explora features a special theme with related activities, ranging from theater performances to hands-on experiments with surprising materials. Adults can experiment with new activities, explore exhibits, enjoy live entertainment and light refreshments, view the night sky with local astronomers from The Albuquerque Astronomy Society, and meet members of the High Desert Amateur (HAM) Radio Club of New Mexico as they try to contact radio enthusiasts from distant lands.

Bring a friend, bring a date, bring a group—and enjoy Explora.


Adults only, Ages 18+

$8 Adults
$5 ages 65+, students, and military, (with ID)
Free with Explora membership

Thanks to 100.3 The Peak and Lite 95.1 for supporting Adult Night!


Adult Night - Science of Food
November 20, 2015

  • November 20, 2015
    6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
    Science of Food
    Food-themed activities include Gloopey Gooey Gluten, Colorful Candy, and the Nose-y Taste Test
    Local food businesses offer samples and items for purchase
    The Modernist Cuisine Movement- The intersection of Science & Culinary Arts; Anthony Salvagno
    - Honeybees & Honey Production; Jennifer Espalin
    - The Mysterious Mushroom; Gael Fishel
    Live music: Eileen & the In-Betweens
    Food trucks:
    Cheesy Street and Pop Fizz Paletas


Adult Night at Explora 2016

  • January 15, 2016
    6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
    Beautiful Bubbles

  • March 18, 2016
    6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
    Everyone Knows It's Windy

  • May 20, 1016
    6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
    Science of Food

  • July 15, 2016
    6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
    Explora Olympics

  • September 16, 2016
    6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
    Inventive Art

  • November 18, 2016
    6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
    Magic vs. Science
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Albuquerque, NM 87104

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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.
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