Sensory-Friendly Resources

Sensory-Friendly Hours:

In partnership with New Mexico Autism Society, Explora is offering Sensory-Friendly Hours. Regular admission fees apply. To encourage a sensory-friendly environment, we’re limiting attendance to 150 people. Please register by 5pm the day of the event by calling 505-224-8300.

Register for sensory-friendly hours.

Upcoming event: Friday, June 2, 6:30-8:30pm.
Please fill in all required sections of this registration form.

  • Sunday, January 15, 10am-12pm
  • Friday, March 3, 6-8pm
  • Friday, May 5, 6-8pm
  • Friday, June 2, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Sunday, June 11, 10am-12pm
  • Friday, July 7, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Sunday, July 23, 10am – 12pm

During these sensory-friendly hours, individuals and families can enjoy a less sensory-stimulating visit.

  • Sensory-Friendly Entrance: additional entrance that bypasses the store and admissions desk.
  • Welcome Room: a transition space with coffee for parents and activities to help begin your visit.
  • Sensory Spaces: quiet, low-light rooms upstairs and downstairs available to take a break from the exhibit floor.

Before your visit, you can view, download, and print a PDF of the Sensory Map of Explora, the Social Story, and/or the Visual Schedule, just by clicking the underlined names below.

Sensory-Friendly Tools:

Tools are available for use at Explora, and are being upgraded in consultation with our partners and visitors, so you may see changes from time to time.

Explora offers several sensory-friendly tools. Items will be available on a table near the Welcome Room during sensory-friendly hours and at the admissions desks during general admission hours.


Sensory-friendly hours and tools are offered in partnership with NM Autism Society with support from
the Institute of Museum and Library Services and United Way of Central New Mexico.

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Visitor Information

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 at 2 pm on Dec. 24 and 31.

1701 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
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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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Proceeds from your purchases at Ideas, the store at Explora, help fund our programs and exhibits.

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