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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.

Unusual and unique gifts will inspire the imagination, and challenge the brain!
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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, 4D anatomy sculpture kits, puzzles, art supplies, science hardware, and much more!

Shopping Discount Events!

Get a jump on holiday shopping and avoid the Black Friday crowds. Join Explora to save even more: Explora members get 10% off store merchandise all year and double discounts during special shopping events:

  • November 20-22 (Friday-Sunday)
    Members get 20% off all store products.
  • December 4 (Friday) Old Town Holiday Stroll, 5-9 pm
    Sip & Shop- Enjoy cider & cookies plus:
    All shoppers get 10% off store products.
    Members of Explora & other participating museums get a total of 20% off store products.
  • December 18-20 (Friday-Sunday)
    Members get 20% off store products.
  • December 19 (Saturday) Sip & Shop
    Extended store hours for Parents' Night Out and members:
    From 5-7 pm, enjoy a 20% discount, plus cider & cookies.


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The Best Gifts This Season!

Give the gifts of imagination, exploration, and wonder! We've got interactive science kits, building blocks, Laser Pegs®, Spirograph®, and much more. 

Don't forget small treasures for curious minds. We have a large selection of small, fun, and educational items such as puzzles, Hexbug®nano®, aeroprops, puzzle erasers, mini clay, and bouncy balls, just to name a new.

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Gift Cards & Gift Memberships

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.
Or, give a Membership as a gift, to know you've given a whole year of educational fun!

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. See "Shopping Discounts" above.

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.

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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1701 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

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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 early at 2 pm on Dec. 24 and 31.

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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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