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Explora Member Shopping Weekend!
Explora Member Shopping Weekend!
Nov 29 – Dec 1 all-day
Explora members, shop now for the holidays and save!  All items at Ideas, the Store at Explora are 20% off for Explora members November 29-December 1.Our gift shop is a great place to find cool gifts
Studio Inventivo – Pocket Party! 2:00 pm
Studio Inventivo – Pocket Party!
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Does your skirt, dress, or pants need pockets? Bring an article of clothing and we can make it better with more pockets! Included with admission for ages 7 and up! Design, create, and share in
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Toddler Time 9:00 am
Toddler Time
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Every Monday, Explora opens an hour earlier for you and your toddler. Explore early childhood exhibit areas, enjoy story time, and join in a music jam. Included with regular admission, and free for Explora members.
Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Dec 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Monday Makerspace Open Hours: Explora visitors: Drop in to our makerspace to work on your own project or work alongside Explora staff as they test new activities and technology!Share this page:
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*Growing a Scientist™ for ages 2 ½ – 5 yrs – What’s That Sound
*Growing a Scientist™ for ages 2 ½ – 5 yrs – What’s That Sound
Dec 4 – Dec 7 all-day
In Growing a Scientist™, preschoolers ages 2½ to 5 and their parents or adult caregivers make discoveries about science by questioning, experiencing, and investigating. Early childhood educators engage children and their adults in science and
Growing a Scientist™ for ages 2 ½ – 5 yrs
Growing a Scientist™ for ages 2 ½ – 5 yrs
Dec 4 – Dec 7 all-day
In Growing a Scientist™, preschoolers ages 2½ to 5 and their parents or adult caregivers make discoveries about science by questioning, experiencing, and investigating. Early childhood educators engage children and their adults in science and
Studio Inventivo – Laser Cut Earrings 4:00 pm
Studio Inventivo – Laser Cut Earrings
Dec 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Studio Inventivo - Laser Cut Earrings
Design your own wood or acrylic earrings. Learn design basics to make earrings on our state of the art Laser cutter. Attend two classes to get the full experience. Included with admission for ages 7
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Studio Inventivo – Beginner Sewing 1:00 pm
Studio Inventivo – Beginner Sewing
Dec 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Learn to sew by hand or with a sewing machine during this weekly activity in Explora’s makerspace, Studio Inventivo. Free with admission. All ages! Design, create, and share in Explora’s new makerspace. Build with real
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Free admission 5-9pm at Explora during Old Town Holiday Stroll 5:00 pm
Free admission 5-9pm at Explora during Old Town Holiday Stroll
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Free admission 5-9pm at Explora during Old Town Holiday Stroll
FREE Explora admission, fun activities, and store discounts Friday, December 6, at Explora 5-9pm, during Old Town Holiday Stroll. 5:30–7pm, FREE Teen Science Café: Teens can meet a local scientist and find out about their
Free! Teen Science Café 5:30 pm
Free! Teen Science Café
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Free! Teen Science Café
FREE event for teens at Explora! ​  Teen Science Cafés (aka. Café Scientifique) are FREE events where teens can meet a local scientist and find out about their work and career! Meet other teens, have snacks, and enjoy
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*Science to Grow On™ for grades K-3 – Amazing Light
*Science to Grow On™ for grades K-3 – Amazing Light
Dec 7 all-day
In Science to Grow On™, children make discoveries by questioning, experiencing, and investigating. Explora educators engage children and their adults in age-appropriate activities that incorporate science, art, and fun! Each session focuses on a different
*Science to Grow On™ for grades K-3 – Chemistry of Art
*Science to Grow On™ for grades K-3 – Chemistry of Art
Dec 7 all-day
In Science to Grow On™, children make discoveries by questioning, experiencing, and investigating. Explora educators engage children and their adults in age-appropriate activities that incorporate science, art, and fun! Each session focuses on a different
Final Weekend – Bounce Traveling Exhibit
Final Weekend – Bounce Traveling Exhibit
Dec 7 – Dec 8 all-day
Final days to explore the Bounce exhibit at Explora.Share this page:
*Engineering Investigators for grades 3-5 – Creative Programming Pt. 2 9:30 am
*Engineering Investigators for grades 3-5 – Creative Programming Pt. 2
Dec 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
*Engineering Investigators for grades 3-5 - Creative Programming Pt. 2
In each class, Engineering Investigators will use the engineering design process to solve a problem. Whether it’s building a suspension bridge or figuring out what gears are best to use on a bike, children will
Studio Inventivo – DIY Tote bags 2:00 pm
Studio Inventivo – DIY Tote bags
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Studio Inventivo - DIY Tote bags
Learn the basics of sewing or improve on your skills while making your own upcycled tote bag. Included with admission for ages 7 and up. Design, create, and share in Explora’s new makerspace. Build with
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Sensory Friendly Hours 10:00 am
Sensory Friendly Hours
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sensory Friendly Hours
Description: In partnership with New Mexico Autism Society, Explora is offering Sensory-Friendly Hours, for visitors who prefer a less sensory-stimulating visit. Regular admission fees apply, and visitors are welcome to stay beyond 12pm if they
Meet a Scientist 1:00 pm
Meet a Scientist
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meet a Scientist events at Explora welcome people of all ages to drop in and meet local scientists who offer demos and activities related to their work. Included with regular admission, and free for Explora
Frontiers for Young Minds Project for ages 8-15 at Explora 2:30 pm
Frontiers for Young Minds Project for ages 8-15 at Explora
Dec 8 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Frontiers for Young Minds Project for ages 8-15 at Explora @ Explora
Frontiers for Young Minds is an ongoing Journal review project for ages 8-15. Join the Explora group of Frontiers for Young Minds, an open access, online science journal for kids! Participants meet once a month
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Toddler Time 9:00 am
Toddler Time
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Every Monday, Explora opens an hour earlier for you and your toddler. Explore early childhood exhibit areas, enjoy story time, and join in a music jam. Included with regular admission, and free for Explora members.
Hour of Code 1:00 pm
Hour of Code
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Hour of Code
Hour of Code™ events at Explora for children and adults: Join this fun introduction to computerscience, designed to demystify code and help you learn the basics! Included with regular admission.www.explora.usTwo dates: Come to one or
Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Dec 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Monday Makerspace Open Hours: Explora visitors: Drop in to our makerspace to work on your own project or work alongside Explora staff as they test new activities and technology!Share this page:
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Studio Inventivo – Beginner Sewing 1:00 pm
Studio Inventivo – Beginner Sewing
Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Studio Inventivo - Beginner Sewing
Learn to sew by hand or with a sewing machine during this weekly activity in Explora’s makerspace, Studio Inventivo. Included with admission. All ages! Design, create, and share in Explora’s new makerspace. Build with real
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Hour of Code 1:00 pm
Hour of Code
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hour of Code
Hour of Code™ events at Explora for children and adults: Join this fun introduction to computerscience, designed to demystify code and help you learn the basics! Included with regular admission.www.explora.usTwo dates: Come to one or
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Studio Inventivo – Pocket Party! 2:00 pm
Studio Inventivo – Pocket Party!
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Studio Inventivo - Pocket Party!
Does your skirt, dress, or pants need pockets? Bring an article of clothing and we can make it better with more pockets! Included with admission for ages 7 and up! Design, create, and share in
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Toddler Time 9:00 am
Toddler Time
Dec 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Every Monday, Explora opens an hour earlier for you and your toddler. Explore early childhood exhibit areas, enjoy story time, and join in a music jam. Included with regular admission, and free for Explora members.
Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Dec 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Monday Makerspace Open Hours: Explora visitors: Drop in to our makerspace to work on your own project or work alongside Explora staff as they test new activities and technology!Share this page:
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*Growing a Scientist™ for ages 2 ½ – 5 yrs – Switch On, Switch Off
*Growing a Scientist™ for ages 2 ½ – 5 yrs – Switch On, Switch Off
Dec 18 – Dec 21 all-day
*Growing a Scientist™ for ages 2 ½ – 5 yrs - Switch On, Switch Off
In Growing a Scientist™, preschoolers ages 2½ to 5 and their parents or adult caregivers make discoveries about science by questioning, experiencing, and investigating. Early childhood educators engage children and their adults in science and
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Studio Inventivo – Beginner Sewing 1:00 pm
Studio Inventivo – Beginner Sewing
Dec 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Studio Inventivo - Beginner Sewing
Learn to sew by hand or with a sewing machine during this weekly activity in Explora’s makerspace, Studio Inventivo. Included with admission. All ages! Design, create, and share in Explora’s new makerspace. Build with real
Studio Inventivo – Koozie Kreations 4:00 pm
Studio Inventivo – Koozie Kreations
Dec 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Studio Inventivo - Koozie Kreations @ Explora
Use a variety of textiles to create your very own beverage insulator. No sewing machine experience required. Included with admission for ages 7 and up! Design, create, and share in Explora’s new makerspace. Build with
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*Science to Grow On™ for grades K-3 – Chemistry of Art
*Science to Grow On™ for grades K-3 – Chemistry of Art
Dec 21 all-day
In Science to Grow On™, children make discoveries by questioning, experiencing, and investigating. Explora educators engage children and their adults in age-appropriate activities that incorporate science, art, and fun! Each session focuses on a different
*Science to Grow On™ for grades K-3 – Forced Into Action
*Science to Grow On™ for grades K-3 – Forced Into Action
Dec 21 all-day
*Science to Grow On™ for grades K-3 - Forced Into Action
In Science to Grow On™, children make discoveries by questioning, experiencing, and investigating. Explora educators engage children and their adults in age-appropriate activities that incorporate science, art, and fun! Each session focuses on a different
*Engineering Investigators 9:30 am
*Engineering Investigators
Dec 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
In each class, Engineering Investigators will use the engineering design process to solve a problem. Whether it’s building a suspension bridge or figuring out what gears are best to use on a bike, children will
*Engineering Investigators for grades 3-5 – Paper Chain Reaction 9:30 am
*Engineering Investigators for grades 3-5 – Paper Chain Reaction
Dec 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
*Engineering Investigators for grades 3-5 - Paper Chain Reaction
In each class, Engineering Investigators will use the engineering design process to solve a problem. Whether it’s building a suspension bridge or figuring out what gears are best to use on a bike, children will
Studio Inventivo – DIY Tote bags 2:00 pm
Studio Inventivo – DIY Tote bags
Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Studio Inventivo - DIY Tote bags
Learn the basics of sewing or improve on your skills while making your own upcycled tote bag. Included with admission for ages 7 and up. Design, create, and share in Explora’s new makerspace. Build with
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* Winter Camps for Pre-k – Grade 5
* Winter Camps for Pre-k – Grade 5
Dec 23 all-day
* Winter Camps for Pre-k – Grade 5
* Explora offers fun, educational single-day camps December 23, 26, 27, 30, and January 2, 3, & 6, with engaging hands-on exploration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math to keep imaginations active during the
Toddler Time 9:00 am
Toddler Time
Dec 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Every Monday, Explora opens an hour earlier for you and your toddler. Explore early childhood exhibit areas, enjoy story time, and join in a music jam. Included with regular admission, and free for Explora members.
Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Dec 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Monday Makerspace Open Hours: Explora visitors: Drop in to our makerspace to work on your own project or work alongside Explora staff as they test new activities and technology!Share this page:
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Special Holiday Hours
Special Holiday Hours
Dec 24 all-day
Explora is closing early today, December 24, at 2pm. We will reopen on December 26 at 10am. Explora Holiday Hours: Open 10am-2pm December 24 and December 31. Closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Regular hours
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* Winter Camps for Pre-k – Grade 5
* Winter Camps for Pre-k – Grade 5
Dec 26 – Dec 27 all-day
* Winter Camps for Pre-k – Grade 5
* Explora offers fun, educational single-day camps December 23, 26, 27, 30, and January 2, 3, & 6, with engaging hands-on exploration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math to keep imaginations active during the
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* Winter Camps for Pre-k – Grade 5
* Winter Camps for Pre-k – Grade 5
Dec 30 all-day
* Winter Camps for Pre-k – Grade 5
* Explora offers fun, educational single-day camps December 23, 26, 27, 30, and January 2, 3, & 6, with engaging hands-on exploration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math to keep imaginations active during the
Toddler Time 9:00 am
Toddler Time
Dec 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Every Monday, Explora opens an hour earlier for you and your toddler. Explore early childhood exhibit areas, enjoy story time, and join in a music jam. Included with regular admission, and free for Explora members.
Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Dec 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Monday Makerspace Open Hours: Explora visitors: Drop in to our makerspace to work on your own project or work alongside Explora staff as they test new activities and technology!Share this page:
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Special Holiday Hours
Special Holiday Hours
Dec 31 all-day
Explora is closing early today, December 24, at 2pm. We will reopen on December 26 at 10am. Explora Holiday Hours: Open 10am-2pm December 24 and December 31. Closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Regular hours
Explora’s “Cool Science” on KRQE’s morning show 8:00 am
Explora’s “Cool Science” on KRQE’s morning show
Dec 31 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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NOON Year’s Eve Family Celebration 10:00 am
NOON Year’s Eve Family Celebration
Dec 31 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
NOON Year's Eve Family Celebration
Celebrate the New Year 12 hours early at Explora, with our NOON Year’s Eve Family Celebration, 10am-2pm on December 31.We’ll have a countdown and an indoor balloon drop at NOON, of 2,020 balloons! Perfect for

 

 

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