1701 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
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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.

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

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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!

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.

Members Beaker Bonus Special

Tuesday, August 1 – Thursday, 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 8/1/17 – 8/31/17.

June Membership Bonus

Join or renew an Explora membership during June 2017 and get a free June bonus* from Ideas, the Store at Explora.

Two ways to get your bonus:

  1. Buy in person at admissions and get a free goodie from the gift basket at Ideas, the Store at Explora, or
  2. Buy online or call 505-224-8363 and a coupon for 20% off one purchase of merchandise at Ideas, the Store at Explora will be sent with your membership cards by US mail.

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 story manager and create a list of the special items you would love to receive.

Learn more about Birthday Parties at Explora

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 items such as science kits, 3D anatomy sculpture kits, puzzles, art supplies, science hardware, and much more!


Not just for kids. These multi-colored puzzle like pieces are available in small and large sizes. Give this gift and give hours of entertainment for crafting, building, imagining, and exploring.

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.

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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