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webThe Explora Theater is excited to announce our first-ever Short Science Play Showcase!

One-Act Science: A Comedic Showcase will take place Nov. 7, 8, 14, 15, and 22 at 8 pm, and one Sunday matinee on Nov. 23 at 3 pm.


Auditions for our comedic showcase (see above) will be held August 23 and 30, 11 am - 4 pm, or by appointment with Beth Welt, Explora Theater Coordinator. Click here for a list of the plays and roles available. Over 30 roles are available, and people of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels are welcome to audition.

About the Explora Theater

Explora Theater produces a variety of live science theater performances and is located on the second floor of Explora. This program promotes science-rich learning experiences for all ages through live theater. School, community and family groups can book an hour-long educational theater program about important people and achievements in science, technology and art.

One-act plays

Famous scientists, explorers, artists and others who have changed our world come alive to talk about their life and work in the Explora Theater's weekend one-act plays. Performances run about a half-hour and offer visitors an opportunity to ask the performer questions afterward.

Full-length plays

The Explora Theater produces full-length plays related to science once a year. These range from classics like Bertolt Brecht’s Galileo to pieces by contemporary playwrights like David Mamet’s The Water Engine and D. W. Gregory’s Radium Girls.

Upcoming performances

  • Saturday, September 20, 2014; 12:30-1 & 2:30-3
    Galileo's Universe - Learn about astronomy, early telescopes, and why this famous astronomer's theories were so controversial in this live, one-act play.

  • One-Act Science: A Comedic Showcase will take place Nov. 7, 8, 14, 15, and 22 at 8 pm, and one Sunday matinee on Nov. 23 at 3 pm.

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1701 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

(505) 224-8300
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Mon-Sat: 10 am - 6 pm
Sun: 12 pm - 6 pm

Closed on Jan. 1, Jul. 4, the week after Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Dec. 25.



Children (under 1): Free
Children (1-11): $4.00
Adults (12-64): $8.00
Seniors (65+): $5.00

Groups: Reservations Required.
Please contact us if you require special assistance.

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