WINTER HOLIDAY HOURS
Closed: December 25, January 1
Early Closing at 2pm:  December 24 & 31

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Special Events

Register for:

Winter Camps:  December 21, 26-28 & January 2-4, for PreK-8th Grade, and Schools’ Out Camps offered during APS single-day school breaks, like January 21 and February 18.
Interested in camps for children with autism, down syndrome, and other special needs? Contact Explora’s Camp Manager at fcarillo@explora.us or 505-224-8381.

Spring Semester-long Programs: Preschool, after-school, Home School, and Weekend semester-long classes start in January. We have classes for ages 2 1/2-8th grade! 

Adult Night:  InterARTive

Friday, November 16, 2018, 6:30-10pm for ages 18+

Have a fun Friday night at a great price! Enjoy an interactive music experience, exhibit exploration, and activities around the theme “InterARTive: Get Creative!” which include entering the Glow Pod, making pet toys, yarn bombing, henna art, screen printing and more!

Advance purchase your tickets online through Thursday, November 15, or pay at the door November 16 after doors open at 6:30pm.

NEWS FLASH!

EARLYBIRD BONUS: Buy tickets online and get a free pair of tickets to one day at the New Mexico Artisan Market at Hotel Albuquerque!

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12 Months of Math

Sunday, November 18, 2-4pm: 12 Months of Math Activity: Visitors to Explora today can try a math activity from 2-4pm, hosted by 12 Months of Math, a project of STEM-NM.

Parents’ Night Out

Friday, December 14, 2018, 6-10pm

Last Call!  Registration closes Tuesday, December 11 at noon for this month’s event.

Parents, have a date night, stay in, or just get that holiday shopping done while the kids have fun at Explora! Dinner, exhibit exploration and activity included. This month’s activity theme is “Holiday Smarts & Crafts.” 

Learn more / register.

Celebrate with Explora!

Saturday, December 15, 2018, 10am-6pm

Today’s visitors are invited to join in the celebration of Explora’s 15th Anniversary on Mountain Road. Enjoy a display of vintage Explora photos and a day of exciting activities!

  • 11am-2pm Hat-making activity
  • 11:45am Welcome remarks
  • Noon Creative Explora-style cake cutting
  • 1-3pm Free “Mathematical Mindset” workshop for adults focused on helping children with math, regardless of prior math experience. Children are welcome to attend.

Cake and commemorative souvenirs for visitors while supplies last. Included with regular admission.

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Coin Night at Tractor Brewing to benefit Explora

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Please check with each Tractor Brewing location for business times.

Explora has been selected by Tractor Brewing as one of their four 2018 non-profit beneficiaries in Tractor’s Beer for a Better Burque (BBB) program! During Tractor’s special Coin Night, at all three of their Albuquerque locations, for ages 21+, Tractor will donate a dollar of every beer you buy to the non-profit organization of your choosing:  Explora, Equality for New MexicoRio Grande Down Syndrome Network, and Cancer Services of NM.

Learn more

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Sensory Friendly Hours

Sunday, December 9, 2018, 10am-Noon

Explora is open early at regular admission prices for visitors who want a less sensory-stimulating visit.

PoP: Meet a Scientist

Sunday, December 9, 2018, 1-4pm

Drop in to meet a local scientist and find out about their work! This month’s Scientist, Jeff Mahn from Sandia National Laboratories, will be investigating how steam can generate electricity.

Member Special

Thursday, December 20, 2–4pm

Explora members, make a holiday card holder to take home. No advance registration needed, just bring your membership card and drop in, between 2-4pm

Learn about Explora Membership and Member Specials.

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Saturday SoundScape Science Classes

Join percussionist and educator Daveed Korup for these exciting classes that use sound to explore a variety of topics. Sign up for one or more sessions!

10:30-11:30am
$7 member, $10 non-member
Space is limited. Registration is open until full.


January 19, 2019

SoundScapes:  LET’S MAKE A STORM – Grades 1–5
Combine the magic of musical instruments made from found sound items and other recycled materials with body percussion to create a unique interactive experience, while learning about weather. Mimic the sounds of our world through vocalization, body percussion, and creating unique musical instruments.  Register

February 2, 2019

SoundScapes:  OUR WILD PLANET – Grades Pre-K–4
Become the voices of animals and environmental elements! Explore the amazing world around us through the blending of  creative visualizations with an eclectic and diverse assortment of unique global percussion instruments, to create aural landscapes of rich tonal color and texture. Register

March 3, 2019

SoundScapes:  EYE IN THE SKY – Grades 1–5
The Milky Way is our galactic home. Travel on short journey around our solar neighborhood. Explore the far reaches of our solar system using the eyes and ears of NASA’s collection of space and Earth-based telescopes. Use percussion instruments to create an aural soundscape. Become part of a vibrant, mixed-media presentation, combining stunning still-photography, audio recordings, and creative visualizations. Register

Sensory-Friendly Hours

Sunday, October 14, 2018, 10am-noon

In partnership with New Mexico Autism Society, Explora is offering sensory-friendly hours. Regular admission fees apply. For more information about these extra hours call 505-224-8300.

During these sensory-friendly hours, individuals and families can enjoy a less sensory-stimulating visit.

  • Sensory-Friendly Entrance: an entrance that bypasses the store and admissions desk.
  • Sensory Spaces: quiet, low-light rooms upstairs and downstairs available to take a break from the exhibit floor.
  • Museum Toolkits: resources co-developed with NM Autism Society, like social stories, fidgets, visual schedules, and more.

Sensory-friendly hours and tools are offered in partnership with NM Autism Society with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and United Way of Central New Mexico.

Sensory-Friendly Hours

Sunday, October 14, 2018, 10am-noon

In partnership with New Mexico Autism Society, Explora is offering sensory-friendly hours. Regular admission fees apply. For more information about these extra hours call 505-224-8300.

During these sensory-friendly hours, individuals and families can enjoy a less sensory-stimulating visit.

  • Sensory-Friendly Entrance: an entrance that bypasses the store and admissions desk.
  • Sensory Spaces: quiet, low-light rooms upstairs and downstairs available to take a break from the exhibit floor.
  • Museum Toolkits: resources co-developed with NM Autism Society, like social stories, fidgets, visual schedules, and more.

Sensory-friendly hours and tools are offered in partnership with NM Autism Society with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and United Way of Central New Mexico.

Explora Outreach Events

Did you know Explora Outreach brings activities to locations around Albuquerque and all over New Mexico? See what is already happening, or learn about booking an outreach near you! Learn about outreach.

Adult Nights for ages 18+ Let your inner child out at an evening for grown ups!

The next Adult Night is Friday, January 18, 2019, 6:30-10pm. The theme will be “Get Fit: Science of Fitness”

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, February 9, 1-4pm.

Regular admission fees apply.

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

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Groups:  Reservations Required

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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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