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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, telescopes, 4D anatomy sculpture kits, a “geek pen” or give a gift of “pi” (the puzzle of course!).

Discover high quality educational toys and games. Take a look at books like:  Do Your Ears Pop in Space by Albuquerque’s Astronaut Mike Mullane and, from Usborne’s popular book series: 50 Science Things to Make and Do.

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

Located inside Explora, general admission is not required to discover the high quality educational items and wide variety of science, art and technology gifts for all ages.

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

Have a birthday or anniversary?

Talk with us about creating a gift registry. It’s free and helps party-goers purchase exactly what friends and family want!

For Explora Members:

Members receive a 10% discount year-round and are invited to special holiday discount shopping in November and December.

For Educators:

The store provides educators with quality classroom resources, materials and tools related to science, technology and art. The store carries a wide selection of items that provide hours of inquiry-based and hands-on learning. AND THERE’S MORE! Educators receive a 10% discount on merchandise for classes or school. School checks and purchase orders are accepted, and those over $200 get a 20% discount. Special orders are welcome.


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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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