Special Events

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frontiers for young minds

Sunday, July 9, 2:30-4pm

FREE program for children ages 8-15 interested in science writing.

Join the Explora group of Frontiers for Young Minds reviewers! Frontiers for Young Minds is an open access, online science journal for kids! Work closely with UNM mentors and Explora staff at the museum to review neuroscience research articles written for kids and learn about being a research scientist through peer review activities and hands-on experiments.

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Teen Science Café

Friday, November 3, 5-7pm

Teens, meet other teens and meet a local scientist. Find out about their work and career. Free snacks, free science talk, demo, or activity. No advance registration needed.

This month’s topic:  Slime Science

Sarah Pratt, Science Writer

November’s Theme: Matter & Energy

November’s 12 Months of Math activities are designed to provide concrete examples of math in energy and matter and to highlight the various STEM careers associated with understanding our physical world. Sandia National Laboratories, November’s sponsor, you to two events.

Discovery Festival:  November 3-4, 2017

New Mexico Electric Car Challenge:  Saturday, November 18, 2017

Learn more about these events and the 12 Months of Math program.

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12 months of math

Adult Night:  The Best of Explora

Friday, November 17, 2017, 6:30-10pm

Visitors ages 18+ enjoy Explora’s exhibits, demonstrations in inventive art, live music, and snacks.

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adult night

Closed for the Holiday

Thursday, November 23

Have a safe and happy holiday.

Hour of Code

Take advantage of this one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and help you learn the basics, increasing your electronic problem-solving skills and boosting your career potential.

Monday, December 4, 2:30pm
Saturday, December 9, 1:30pm

Explora offers Hour of Code activities designed for ages 7-adult. Join in the largest learning event of the year, as educational organization across the world computer learning during Computer Science Education Week. December 3-9

Included with regular admission, and free for Explora members. Info: Explora, 1701 Mountain Rd NW, 505-224-8323, www.explora.us

hour of code

Sensory-friendly hours

Sunday, December 10, 10am-12pm

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

No registration needed.

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Parents’ Night Out!

Friday, December 15, 5:30-10pm

Theme: Light-up Creations and more

Enjoy a night out (or in!) while your child has fun at Explora.

Register by noon on December 12.

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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, November 17, 2017 6:30-10pm.
The theme will be “The Best of Explora.”
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 Sunday, December 14, 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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