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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 Nights at Explora 2015 
(ages 18 and up):

  • January 16, 2015
    6:30 pm – 10:00 pm 
    Ice, Ice, Baby

  • March 20, 2015
    6:30 pm – 10:00 pm 
    What's the Attraction? Magnets!

  • May 15, 2015
    6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
    Eggs-traordinary Engineering:
    Activities and challenges abound, with Eggs-treme Drop Challenge, Eggs-cellent Crackup,
    Breaking Point, and Eggs-centric Art. Will your eggs survive the evening?
    Live music by Da Kavene Kapelye.
    Food truck Soo Bak will be selling their Korean fare near Explora's main entrance.

  • July 17, 1015
    6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
    Sustainable Science

  • September 18, 2015
    6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
    Plugged, Unplugged

  • November 20, 2015
    6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
    Science of Food
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1701 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

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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 early at 2 pm on Dec. 24 and 31.



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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