Special Events

Register for upcoming Camps and Programs:

School’s Out! Camp for K-5th graders. January 15, 2018

Spring Camps for children Pre-K to grade 6. March 26-30, 2018

Coin Night at Tractor Brewing to benefit Explora

Tuesday, February 20, 6-8pm

Explora has been selected by Tractor Brewing as one the 2018 non-profit beneficiaries of their Beer for a Better Burque (BBB) program. Celebrate the 2018 program’s launch on January 11, 6-8pm at Tractor’s Wells Park location, 1800 4th St NW, Albuquerque505-243-6752. Each non-profit will be there to introduce their organizations, and Tractor will donate one dollar of every beer you buy to the organization of your choosing! RJ Perez will be playing at 8pm, so stick around for music.

Additional Coin Nights for BBB 2018 will be held each month, some of which are at all Tractor taprooms. Check their calendar for the latest information. Upcoming dates are February 20, March 20, and April 10. Stay tuned for details about a special Explora benefit night at Tractor Brewing on March 21!

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Adult Night:  Wood is Good!

Friday, January 19, 2018, 6:30-10pm

Visitors ages 18+ enjoy Explora’s exhibits, t​ry some fun paper & wood engineering challenges, and enjoy woodworking and woodturning demos and activities with local partners. Tickets are now available to advance purchase. Learn more.

Sponsored by the Alibi


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Teen Science Café

Friday, December 8, 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:  Laser Quest Russell TerBeek

Is it possible to actually blow up a planet using lasers? In this Teen Science Café, Dr. Russell TerBeek will discuss some of the basic physical principles behind Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation (LASER). Join us and explore how lasers work, discuss how well they are portrayed in some of the movies we love, and see how lasers are used in everyday life, from medicine all the way to the military.

Funding assistance for Teen Science Café provided by the Urban Enhancement Trust Fund of the City of Albuquerque.

Science on Tap

Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, 5:30-6:30pm

A time to eat, drink & talk about science!

Theme:  Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Greg Mello, Executive Director, Los Alamos Study Group

Learn more at Science on Tap!

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Girl Scout’s Night at Explora!

Saturday, Feb 3, 2018, 6-9pm

Registration closed.

Explore the wonders of science at Explora’s EXCLUSIVE event for Girl Scouts and friends. Roam the museum and play until your heart is content. And then play some more as Explora will have 2 additional labs full of science activities. Enjoy Pizza and get a patch for joining us in the Night of Science EXPLORA-tions!
Girl Scout troops can register online at nmgirlscouts.org
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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, January 19, 2018, 6:30-10pm. The theme will be “Wood is Good.” 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, February 11, 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 Contact Us

ADMISSION: 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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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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