Special Events

Register for School’s Out Camp

Thursday, October 12 & Friday, October 13

Adult Night: Inventive Art

Friday, September 15, 2017

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

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frontiers for young minds
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,  June 30, 5-7pm

Physics? Probably

What does flipping a coin have to do with sub-atomic structure? How is a lottery like water evaporating? We will explore a few different ways in which chance plays an important role in how we understand the world around us. For this month’s cafe, we welcome Dr. Benjamin Yee. Ben works as a physicist with Sandia National Laboratories where he explores the behavior of plasmas using a combination of experiments and computer simulations.

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!

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Pizza with a Purpose

California Pizza Kitchen will be hosting a fundraiser for Explora.

September 19-20 &
September 26-27

Learn more and download the flyer.


Thursday, October 5, 5:30-6:30pm

Eat, drink, and talk about science!

Join local science professionals and enthusiasts to discuss contemporary science topics.

O’Niell’s Pub – Near UNM
4310 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

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science on tap

Friday, October 6, 9-11am

12 Month of Math:  Aerospace and Aviation

Visitors to the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum during “Darth and Yoda: the Return” can enjoy math in aerospace activities, hosted by the museum and Explora. Admission for this event is free of charge.

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Sensory-friendly hours

Sunday, October 8, 10am-12pm

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

Please Register in Advance

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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, September 15, 2017 6:30-10pm.
The theme will be “Inventive Art.”
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, October 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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