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Store Hours:

  • Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm
  • Sunday, 12 noon - 6 pm
  • Call (505) 224-8349 for information and special orders.

Visit Ideas, the Store at Explora and you’ll find unusual and unique gifts that inspire the imagination and challenge the brain! 

From gadgets and gizmos to puzzles and earrings, Ideas the Store has science, technology, and art gifts for all ages. Surprise your family and friends with science kits, large gear clocks, 4D anatomy sculpture kits, puzzles, kites, books, and more.

Discover high quality educational toys and games, such as chemistry and electronics kits and DIY science kits. You can even make your own bath fizzies, lotion, and hair chalk!

There’s always something new at Ideas, the Store at Explora.

Located inside Explora, general admission is not required to visit Ideas, the Store at Explora.

Proceeds from your purchases at Ideas, the Store at Explora help fund our programs and exhibits.

For Explora Members:

Members receive a 10% discount year-round, and are invited to special double-discount shopping days several times a year.

Educator discounts year round!

Educators always receive a 10% discount on their class or school purchases at Ideas.

We offer quality classroom resources, materials, and tools related to science, technology, and art. Ideas carries a wide selection of items that provide hours of hands-on learning, like science kits, nature explorations, books, optics, and intriguing puzzles.

School checks and purchase orders are welcome, and purchases over $200 get a 20% discount. Special orders are welcome. Call Ideas at 505-224-8349 for more information.

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1701 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

(505) 224-8300
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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.



Children (under 1): Free
Children (1-11): $4.00
Adults (12-64): $8.00
Seniors (65+): $5.00

Groups: Reservations Required.
Please contact us if you require special assistance.

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