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Birthday Parties

Explora is the home of the smartest parties in town!

Your birthday child will enjoy a hands-on science experiment or art project and will be proud to share the experience with their party guests in your own private birthday party room.

They will also love delving into the Explora exhibits with their friends and family. We offer a wide variety of age-appropriate programs from which you can choose and two birthday party packages to suit your taste.

For more information, email or call: Reservations (505) 224-8383

Para Español, llame al (505) 224-8323

 Basic Party Package Includes:

•  Party room for two hours
•  Education staff to host your party
•  30-minute educational activity
•  Face painting
•  15 Invitations
•  15 Balloons
•  Admission to Explora for invited guests*

Price: $195 for members / $245 for non-members

 

Deluxe Party Package Includes:

•  Party room for two hours
•  Education staff to host your party
•  30-minute educational activity
•  Face painting
•  15 invitations
•  15 balloons
•  Admission to Explora for invited guests*
•  2 one-topping pizzas
•  Chocolate or white birthday cake
•  15 juice boxes
•  15 gift bags

Price: $285/members / $345/non-members

          *Parties are for up to 15 children and 10 adults, or for 25 guests overall.
           Fees apply for extra children or adults; please contact us at (505) 224-8323

Party for 2-6 year-olds

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Crazy Concoctions

Get ready for some birthday chemistry! Children use droppers and a variety of substances to make their own concoctions; then, they'll make a slimy substance to take home.

Astonishing Air

You can't see it but it is there. Harness the power of air as you experiment with pinwheels, make "flying fish" and design, construct and launch a parachute and its tiny gondola.

Hot or Cold?

How fast can you get an ice cube to melt? Experiment with different materials as you investigate temperature and changing states of mater. Finish by making your own ice cold treat!

Color Wonders

Watch colors change right before your eyes! Children will mix colored solutions and make secondary colors from primary ones during this colorful celebration.

 

Party for 7-12 year-olds

Polymer Potpourri

Polymers are all around us—even in our birthday balloons! Party guests will create a polymer slime and examine its characteristics and will use heat to change polymers into shrinky-dinks. They'll be able to take home these polymer party favors!

Vibrations on the Move

Catch a wave . . . a sound wave, that is! Party guests experiment with vibrations to learn how sound is produced and how it travels through various materials, and use vibrating tubes to play “Happy Birthday!”

You Can Leave your hat on

Show off your style! Party guests work with newspaper and explore a variety of materials to create glamorous, original hats to wear. You’ll get inspiration from famous hats in art history, but the design and fabrication is up to you!

colorful kaleidoscopes

Party guests explore lines, angles and symmetry in a variety of designs they create. Then, they build their own kaleidoscopes to take home. How does the angle of the mirrors affect the quantity of images? What do these beautiful patterns remind you of?

 

Party for 13-101 year-olds

Freeze! Extreme Science

Explore the properties of solids, liquids and gases in this extreme science program. Party guests investigate liquid nitrogen, a unique material created at -321 degrees Fahrenheit, as it instantaneously freezes water, shatters rubber bands, and collapses balloons filled with air. The grand finale is ice cream made with liquid nitrogen!

Static power

Your party guests will be shocked at how unique your party is when they encounter the Van de Graaff electricity generator!
Guests will explore static electricity and electric current in this program with “hair-raising” experiments.

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you can leave your hat on

Show off your style! Party guests work with newspaper and explore a variety of materials as they create glamorous, original hats to wear. You’ll get inspiration from famous hats in art history, but the design and fabrication is up to you!

Vibrations on the move

Catch a wave . . . a sound wave, that is! Party guests experiment with vibrations to learn how sound is produced and how it travels through various materials, and use vibrating tubes to play “Happy Birthday!”

Visitor Information

LOCATION:
1701 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

(505) 224-8300
explora@explora.us
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HOURS:
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.

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MEMBERSHIP

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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