Special Events

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

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

Teen Science Café

Friday, March 31, 5-7pm

Crafting Science Dialogue through Imagery and Art!

Explore powerful ways to feel connected to science. Dr. Magdalena Sandoval Donahue uses textiles and art to present science and data to different audiences. Flex your creative muscles and practice seeing science in graphs, fibers, pictures, foods and more.

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!

Member Special Event

Saturday, April 1, 1-1:30pm or 1:45-2:15pm
Registration required by March 28.

In the Community Room

Join us to learn science “tricks” using eddy currents and pendulums.

Burgers for Science!
Dine with Explora

Sunday, April 2, Noon-9pm

Grab some friends and get your burger fix! Dine with Explora at Bistronomy B2B, in Nob Hill April 2 and they will donate up to 25% of food sales to Explora. Enjoy yummy top quality burgers and drinks, all at regular menu prices. Delicious vegetarian and gluten free options also available.

Bistronomy B2B in Nob Hill – 3118 Central Avenue SE

More information: 505-224-8322

Explora Telling Performances

Sunday, April 2, 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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​Blast Off – Kids’ Book Signing at Explora!​

Sunday, April 2, 2:30

Join us in the Community Room as Explora welcomes Loretta Hall for a space history talk and Q&A followed by book signing.

Loretta Hall, award-winning author of space oriented books for adults, will release her new children’s book, Miguel & Michelle Visit Spaceport America. Joining Loretta will be her daughter, Jennifer hall, who illustrated this, her first, book.

Hear a short talk on New Mexico space history and then Loretta and Jennifer will sign books. Loretta’s other books for older kids and adults will also be available.


Open to the public with Explora admission, free for members.

Science on Tap

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

Infectious Diseases:  where’s the line between public health and security?

Jennifer Gaudioso, Ph.D.

Sandia National Laboratories

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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

Sunday, April 9, 2017

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

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Celebrate Earth Day with Explora

Saturday, April 22, 2017

10am-12pm – make your own Seed Bomb in the Experiment Bar. Clay and wildflower seeds donated to Explora by Plants of the Southwest and Coyote Clay. Available while supplies last.

All day – Experiment with our solar-powered water fountains.

Included with admission, free for members.


Sensory-friendly hours

Friday, May 5, 6-8pm

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

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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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