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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

2015

Saturday, February 14

Sunday, April 12*

Saturday, June 13

Sunday, August 9

Saturday, October 10

Sunday, December 13

PoP Engineering

2015

Saturday, January 10

Upcoming event details:

*Sunday, April 12

  • Examine how much sunlight is needed to power a solar water fountain, with Marlene Brown from Sandia National Labs.
  • Experiment with lasers and optics, with Wayne Trott from Sandia National Labs.
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LOCATION:
1701 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

505-224-8300
explora@explora.us
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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 early at 2 pm on Dec. 24 and 31.

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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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