Explora is a new kind of learning place, providing real experiences with real things that put people’s learning in their own hands. Explora is part science center, part children’s museum, part free-choice school, part grandma’s attic, part grandpa’s garage, part laboratory, part neighborhood full of interesting people, and part of many people’s lives. Exhibits are designed to engage visitors of all ages.
Hours of operation
Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 6 pm
Explora is closed on January 1, July 4, the week after Labor Day,
Thanksgiving, and December 25. We close early at 2 pm on December 24 and 31.
If you require special assistance to enjoy Explora, please contact us before your next visit.
Explora Members: Free
Children (ages 1-11): $4
Adults (ages 12-64): $8
Seniors (age 65+, with ID): $5
Students or Military (with ID): $5
1701 Mountain Road NW • Albuquerque, NM 87104
Explora is located in the heart of Albuquerque’s historic Old Town district. A trip to Explora can be combined with a day of historic visits and shopping in Old Town. Several other museums are nearby: The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science and The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. The Albuquerque Biopark (zoo, aquarium, botanic garden, Tingley Beach) is also close.
Visitor Resources, Educational Programs, more!
- Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, we have more options for you! Visit our Scouts and Explora web page for details.
- Sensory-friendly Resources are available for visitors.
- Find unusual and unique gifts at Ideas, the Store at Explora, to inspire the imagination and challenge the brain!
- Explora can host Birthday Parties, and other Events and Meetings.