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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 and other performances

The Explora Theater has produced full-length plays related to science, ranging 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. Other performances have included a world premiere showcase of science comedy, science storytellers, puppet theater, and more!


Upcoming performances


Prior performances

  • One-Act Science: A Comedic Showcase, a world premiere of short plays
    with a twist of science.

    Performances: 8 pm, November 7, 8, 14, 15, 22, and a matinee at 3 pm, November 23.

    For ages 12 and up
    Reservations recommended: call 505-224-8341
    $10 General admission, $8 for seniors and members of Explora, Albuquerque Theatre Guild (ATG), and Theatre Lovers Community (TLC).

  •  Each performance includes:
    Along Came a Spider by Judd Lear Silverman, Directed by Natalie Wilding
    Archimedes' Bathtub by Gene M. Griffith, Directed by Jonathan Tyrrell
    Demoting Pluto by Dwayne Yancey, Directed by Bradd Howard
    The Equation by Ron Burch, Directed by Ashley McGinley
    My Eye and Saturn V by R. Jim Stahl, Directed by Laira Magnusson
    Thixotropic by Robert Benjamin, Directed by Raymond Welt
    To Be Liked by Kevin Jones, Directed by Bridget S. Dunne
    Zoetrope by Rachel Atkins, Directed by Andie Rigler
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1701 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

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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 early at 2 pm on Dec. 24 and 31.

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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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