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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

Science Girl in "Dr. Von Heister's Hijinks"    ScienceGirlPlayPoster v38 600pwWeb

Be a part of the show in this fun and interactive one-act play!

This play is written and directed by Explora Youth Intern Melissa Ober, 
and is designed so that the audience can help the scientist succeed!

Included with regular admission and free for Explora members.
Saturdays - February 20 thru March 5, 1:30pm & 3:30pm
Sundays   - February 21 thru March 6, 2:30pm
                     (Show Duration 20-25 Minutes)


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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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