Maker Lab for grades 2–6

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Tinker, Make, and Create!

Wednesdays & Saturdays

1st Saturday of the month, 2–3:30pm
3rd Wednesday of the month, 4–5:30pm

Spring Sessions Are Now Open


Spring Sessions January 5-May 15, 2019

In Maker Lab, you can join the maker movement with a variety of making and tinkering challenges. Children develop and build problem-solving and engineering skills as they explore different aspects of technology that include circuits and electronics, computer programming, robotics, microcontrollers, automation, and more.


Sign up for one or more sessions!

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Session fee:

Member: $7.00 per child
Non-Member: $10.00 child


Space is limited, and open until full for each session. You can sign up for one or more sessions online, or register at admissions the day of each session.

Click the blue link next to the dates below to register for each session.

To learn more about Maker Lab, call reservations at 505-224-8341.

Spring Sessions 2019

1st Saturday of the month, 2–3:30pm
3rd Wednesday of the month, 4–5:30pm

January 5–May 15, 2019

Robot Challenges

Saturday, January 5, 2019 (Register)
Engineer machines that can build or do battle, as well as solve complex problems and challenges.

Robot Challenges

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 (Register)
Engineer machines that can build or do battle, as well as solve complex problems and challenges.

Wearable Technology

Saturday, February 2, 2019 (Register)
Use LED lights and circuits to develop and design your own wearable technology!

Wearable Technology

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 (Register)
Use LED lights and circuits to develop and design your own wearable technology!

Robot Challenges

Saturday, March 2, 2019 (Register)
Engineer machines that can build or do battle, as well as solve complex problems and challenges.

Robot Challenges

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 (Register)
Engineer machines that can build or do battle, as well as solve complex problems and challenges.

Wearable Technology

Saturday, April 6, 2019 (Register)
Use LED lights and circuits to develop and design your own wearable technology!

Wearable Technology

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 (Register)
Use LED lights and circuits to develop and design your own wearable technology!

Robot Challenges

Saturday, May 4, 2019 (Register)
Engineer machines that can build or do battle, as well as solve complex problems and challenges.

Robot Challenges

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 (Register)
Engineer machines that can build or do battle, as well as solve complex problems and challenges.

Explora’s Clubs & Programs

Explora educators develop activities with children’s developmental levels in mind. Your children will have the opportunity to learn from, and work with older and younger peers and make new friends.

Registration/Information

  • You can register online, by phone, or download and mail/fax the completed registration form.
  • Please have the following available when you register: emergency contact name and phone numbers; name of alternate adults who can pick up the child; child’s medications, dosages, and physician’s name; child’s insurance information, as well as any allergy or special needs information for your child.

Call: 505-224-8341. Our reservations office is open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Para español, llame al 505-224-8323, de lunes a viernes, 9am-5pm.

Email: reservations@explora.us

Mail: Explora Reservations, 1701 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

Fax: 505-224-8325

Cancelation policy

  • If a cancelation is received at least 5 business days before the first class, a refund will be issued for the amount minus a 15% administration fee.
  • Cancelations received fewer than 5 business days before the first class will not be refunded.
  • Full fees will be refunded if Explora cancels a program.

September 12–December 12, 2018

September 12, 2018 – Register for this session

Develop and design your own wearable technology!

September 19, 2018 – Register for this session

Learn all about puzzles and make your own puzzles.

September 26, 2018 – Register for this session

Engineer machines that can build or do battle, as well as solve complex problems and challenges.

October 3, 2018 – Register for this session

Develop and design your own wearable technology!

October 10, 2018 – Register for this session

Explore the logic behind escape rooms. Learn all about puzzles and make your own puzzles.

October 17, 2018 – Register for this session

Work with microcontrollers to create your own apps.

October 24, 2018 – Register for this session

Develop and design your own wearable technology!

November 7, 2018 – Register for this session

Engineer machines that can build or do battle, as well as solve complex problems and challenges.

November 14, 2018 – Register for this session

Work with microcontrollers to create your own apps.

November 21, 2018

Thanksgiving Week – No Program

November 28, 2018 – Register for this session

Develop and design your own wearable technology!

December 5, 2018 – Register for this session

Explore the logic behind escape rooms. Learn all about puzzles and make your own puzzles.

December 12, 2018 – Register for this session

Work with microcontrollers to create your own apps.

2. Mail: Download, print, and mail registration form:

3. Call Reservations at 505-224-8341.

Tinker Lab after-school club for grades 3-6 offers opportunities to build experiences and skills in technology, engineering, science, and math.

Each semester, students will engage with different design challenges. This semester:

  • Develop and design your own wearable technology!
  • Explore the science of gears and build your own electric vehicles.
  • Learn all about puzzles and make your own puzzles.
  • Work with microcontrollers to create your own apps.

Tinker Lab design challenges change each semester.

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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