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VISITOR INFORMATION


LOCATION: 1701 Mountain Road NW Albuquerque, NM 87104 505-224-8300 Contact Us


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.


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 Become a MEMBER and save!

Groups: Reservations Required. Please contact us if you require special assistance.


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PoP: Meet a Scientist

Learn about Optometry!*

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Drop in anytime, 1–3pm

Ellen Beebe

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Drop in anytime, 1–3pm

Roy Sanchez

Meet an eye doctor, learn about what they do, and try out the equipment they use! Visit Explora’s Experiment Bar to explore the “My First Eye Exam” exhibit. Play with a phoropter, try on glasses that simulate vision changes associated with certain eye diseases, touch and feel contact lenses and lens blanks, learn about color vision deficiencies with a color vision test, and more!

Patrick Johnson, UNM
“Discover Fluorescence and phosphorescence”

Saturday, October 13, 2018, 1–4pm

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) Meet a Scientist 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, and Qynergy Corporation, 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.

PoP: Meet a Scientist programs are included with regular admission, and free for Explora members.

* Learn about Optometry is an extension of the Portal to the Public (PoP) program at Explora, and offered in partnership with the New Mexico Optometric Association, Albuquerque Eye Care, Essilor, and Walman Instruments with support from the American Optometric Association.

American Optometry Association

Visitor Information


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.

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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.

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