Special Events

Register for Fall Programs – Clubs begin in August and September

Summer Camps at Explora – June 5- August 11

Sensory-friendly hours

Sunday, July 23, 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 Night: Fired Up

Friday, July 21, 2017

Visitors ages 18+ enjoy Explora’s exhibits, fiery hands-on demonstrations, live music and snacks..

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Science Play Premier

August 10-13, 2017

She’s back! Science Girl’s Lab will return to Explora with a sequel to last year’s popular science play, Dr. Von Heister’s Hijinks. In the August premier of her new show, Dungeon Dilemma, Science Girl is again enlisting the audience’s help to become science heroes. Be part of the show in this fun, short, live interactive science play. The show runs about 30 minutes, and there is time after the performance to meet Science Girl and ask questions.

Children and adults are welcome. The play is included with Explora admission and free for Explora members.

Show times
  • Thursday, August 10, 2:30pm
  • Friday, August 11, 2:30pm
  • Saturday, August 12, 1pm & 3pm
  • Sunday, August 13, 3pm
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Parents’ Night Out

Friday, August 18, 2017, 5:30-10pm

Explora staff will lead participants in theme-related activities and exhibit exploration. Dinner is included.

Theme: Insects and more

We’ll explore different ways that insects make it hard for predators to find them. We’ll also create some insect theater—an interactive courtroom case!

Registration deadline:
Tuesday,  August 15, 2017 by noon

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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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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 Sunday, August 13, 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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