Special Events

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Spring Break Camp – March 20-24 (View now)

School Out! Camp – April 14, APS Vernal Holiday (View now)

Summer Camp – June 5- August 11 (View now)

National Engineers Week

Sunday, February 19 – Saturday, February 25

Look for engineering activities in our Experiment bar all week. Activities will vary and may include cantilevers, 2D to 3D, spinning top making, and paper plate origami.

Included with admission, free for members.

Science on Tap

Thursday, March 2, 5:30-6:30pm

How Safe is Safe?

A Water Engineer’s Perspective on Water and Public Risk

Bruce M Thomson, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor Emeritus and Research Professor
Department of Civil Engineering, University of New Mexico

science on tap

Adult Night

Friday, March 17, 6:30-10pm

Theme: As Seen on the Internet

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Teen Science Café

Friday, March 31, 5-7pm


No registration needed.

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!

Girl Scouts Night at Explora

Saturday, April 8, 6-9pm

Explore the wonders of science at an event just for Girl Scouts and their friends, at Explora in Albuquerque. Explore all of the exhibits plus we’ll have two additional labs full of science activities. Enjoy pizza and get a patch for joining us in this Night of Science EXPLORA-tions! $30 for Girl Scout Members: Scouts, Daisy, Junior, Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador levels. Registration required by March 28 by contacting Girl Scouts: 505-343-1040, Fax 343-1050, email shop@nmgirlscouts.org, or on www.nmgirlscouts.org – see programs and events.

PoP: Meet a Scientist

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Drop in anytime between 1-4pm to meet a local scientists and try activities related to their work.

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Adult Nights for ages 18+
Let your inner child out at an evening for grown ups!
The next one is Friday, March 17, 2017 6:30-10pm, with a theme of “Science, as Seen on the Internet.”
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 one is Sunday, April 9, 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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