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Portal to the Public (PoP)

 
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Visitors of all ages are invited to meet scientists and engineers who are neighbors in the community. In Explora's Portal to the Public (PoP) programs, visitors participate in materials-rich, engaging activities as they learn about the current research of Albuquerque-area scientists and engineers.

Past activities, with scientists from Intel, Sandia National Labs, University of New Mexico, Qynergy Corporation, and Linac Systems, have included experiments with lasers and optics, investigations on how steam can generate electricity, explorations on how tools can help us 'see' infrared and ultraviolet light, and challenges with brain teasers, just to name a few. 

Presentations are free to the public with general admission.

PoP Science

2014

Saturday, February 8

Sunday, April 13

Saturday, June 14

Sunday, August 10

Saturday, October 11

Sunday, December 14

PoP Engineering

2014

Saturday, June 14

Sunday, June 29

Saturday, September 13

Sunday, September 28

Saturday, November 8

Sunday, November 30

Upcoming event details:


Sunday, November 30 - PoP Engineering:
 Daniel McCulley from Intel will help visitors build chain reactions in Explora's "My Chain Reaction/Mi Reacción en cadena" exhibit area upstairs.


Sunday, December 14 -
 PoP Science:

  • Experiment with motion, forces and time, with Cecelia Venuk from Sandia National Labs.
  • Discover fluorescence and phosphorescence, with Patrick Johnson from the University of New Mexico.
  • Experiment with static electricity and see particles accelerate, with Carl Willis from Linac Systems.
  • Explore tools that help us 'see' infrared and ultraviolet light normally invisible to our eyes,
    with Stephen Myers from Infrared LLC.
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LOCATION:
1701 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

(505) 224-8300
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Mon-Sat: 10 am - 6 pm
Sun: 12 pm - 6 pm

Closed on Jan. 1, Jul. 4, the week after Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Dec. 25.

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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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