Special Events

Summer Library Outreach Programs

Explora is coming to a library near you! Attend free events at The Public Library Albuquerque and Bernalillo County, and at libraries in other New Mexico Counties. Learn more.

Summer Camps at Explora – June 5- August 11

Teen Science Café

Friday,  May 26, 5-7pm

Galileo & Groovy Science: 
See cool science demos: the power of super chill, a love potion, cleaning elephant’s teeth, and a hair-raising event, plus “meet” Galileo, a famous astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician who lived in the 1600s, worked on defense projects for his government, and some of his astronomy theories were so controversial he was kept under house arrest for over nine years!

Teens are invited to meet other teens, have a snack, and enjoy a talk and a demo or activity with a local scientist, and find out how they ended up choosing science as a career. No registration or fee, just come on in and check it out!

Science on Tap

Testable you: Bioengineering Approaches to Personalised Medicine

Thursday, May 4, 5:30-6:30pm

Heather Canavan, PhD

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering,
University of New Mexico

Sally McArthur, PhD

Swinburne University of Technology · Australia
Director, Swinburne Innovation Precinct,
OCE Science Leader CSIRO Manufacturing

Learn more

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Sensory-friendly hours

Friday, June 2, 6:30-8:30pm

Explora is offering sensory-friendly hours at general admission prices, range $4-8 per person.

Please Register in Advance

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Explora Telling Performances

Sunday, June 4, 1-2pm

In the Community Room

Join us as storytellers share short stories about how science touches our lives,
followed by time for Q & A with the performers.

Included with general admission, and free for members.

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Adult Night – A Night with the Animals

Friday, May 19, 6:30-10pm

Animals around every corner. Explora welcomes several local organizations in


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Adult Nights for ages 18+
Let your inner child out at an evening for grown ups!
The next Adult Night is Friday, July 21, 2017 6:30-10pm.
The theme will be “Fired Up.”
Regular admission fees apply.

PoP: Meet a Scientist for all ages
Meet local scientists for conversation and hands-on activities related to their work.
The next PoP: Meet the Scientist is Saturday, June 10, 1-4pm
Regular admission fees apply.

Visitor Information

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.

1701 Mountain Road NW
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
Please contact us if you require special assistance.

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Proceeds from your purchases at Ideas, the store at Explora, help fund our programs and exhibits.

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