LOCATION: 1701 Mountain Road NW Albuquerque, NM 87104 505-224-8300 Contact Us

HOURS: 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.

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 Become a MEMBER and save!

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


Ideas, the Store at Explora

Unusual and unique gifts to inspire the imagination and challenge the brain!


Members Beaker Bonus Special

Wednesday, August 1 – Friday, August 31

Show your Explora membership card at the admission counter to receive your Beaker Bonus. Draw one coupon to receive special shopping discounts on unusual and unique gifts at Ideas, the Store at Explora. Offer good 8/1/18 – 8/31/18.

Member Shopping Discount Weekend

Friday, February 16 – Sunday, February 18

Explora members save this weekend; double your regular discount, for a total of 20% off all merchandise at Ideas, the Store at Explora. Not a member yet? Join and save on camps, programs, birthday parties and hundreds of unique items at Ideas, the Store at Explora.

Learn more about Explora memberships.

Store Hours:

Monday-Saturday, 10 am-6 pm Sunday, 12-6 pm
Located inside Explora, general admission is not required to visit our store.
Call 505-224-8349 for information and special orders.

Gift Cards, Gift Memberships, Gift Registries

Gift Card:  Purchase a gift card for that special someone. Gift Cards can be used towards Membership, Admission, Store Purchases, Birthday Parties, and even for Education Programs.

Gift Membership:  Give a Membership as a gift, to know you’ve given a whole year of educational fun!

Gift Registry:  Make an appointment with the store manager and create a list of the special items you would love to receive.

Learn more about Birthday Parties at Explora

Unique Gifts

Explore our array of hands-on learning tools, gadgets, and games that will have your family and friends engaged in the world of science. Choose from a wide range of educationally stimulating items featuring science, chemistry, building, 4D anatomy sculpture kits, puzzles, art supplies, quirky gifts, and much more!

Member Discounts

Explora members receive a 10% discount on store merchandise year-round, and are invited to double-discount shopping events several times a year. Become a Member

Educator Discounts

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, the Store at Explora, 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.

Return Policy

With Receipt:  All store merchandise is refundable and exchangeable with the original receipt up to 4 weeks after date of purchase. All refunds will be made in the same form of payment at the time of purchase. Without Receipt:  Refunds will not be allowed without receipt. If merchandise is resalable, full store credit will be granted. The customer can do the exchange on the same day or may be granted a gift card for the return. Questions/exceptions or further inquiries – please see Front End Manager

Explora is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and all purchases at our store are always tax-free. Proceeds from your purchases at Ideas, the store at Explora, help fund our programs and exhibits. 

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