Explora is closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Thanks for your patience and understanding as we work to protect one another and our community. If you need assistance, please contact explora@explora.us. Visit our social media channels for continued STEAM programming.

If you would like to donate to Explora’s Recovery Fund, please click here: https://esccma.explora.us/Donation.aspx?C=RF 

Thank you!


Explora está cerrado debido al brote de coronavirus. Gracias por su paciencia y comprensión mientras trabajamos para protegernos unos a otros y a nuestra comunidad. Si necesita ayuda, comuníquese con explora@explora.us. Visite nuestros canales de redes sociales para la programación continua de STEAM.

Si desea donar al Fondo de Recuperación de Explora,  por favor vaya a  https://esccma.explora.us/Donation.aspx?C=RF 

Muchisimas gracias. 

Explora is closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Thanks for your patience and understanding as we work to protect one another and our community. If you need assistance, please contact explora@explora.us. Visit our social media channels for continued STEAM programming.

If you would like to donate to Explora’s Recovery Fund, please click here: https://esccma.explora.us/Donation.aspx?C=RF 

Thank you!


Explora está cerrado debido al brote de coronavirus. Gracias por su paciencia y comprensión mientras trabajamos para protegernos unos a otros y a nuestra comunidad. Si necesita ayuda, comuníquese con explora@explora.us. Visite nuestros canales de redes sociales para la programación continua de STEAM.

Si desea donar al Fondo de Recuperación de Explora,  por favor vaya a  https://esccma.explora.us/Donation.aspx?C=RF 

Muchisimas gracias.

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* Spring Break Camps for Pre-k – 8, single-day camps
* Spring Break Camps for Pre-k – 8, single-day camps
Mar 30 – Apr 3 all-day
Single-day camps during APS Spring Break! Sign up for as many days as you’d like! Learn more or register: https://www.explora.us/camps_programs/spring_camp_2020/Share this page:
* Spring Farm Camp for grades K–5, week-long camp
* Spring Farm Camp for grades K–5, week-long camp
Mar 30 – Apr 3 all-day
Week-long Farm Camp during APS Spring Break at the Larry P. Abraham Agri-Nature Center in Los Ranchos from 9am–3pm. Learn more or register: https://www.explora.us/camps_programs/spring-farm-camp/Share this page:
Celebrate Math Month at Explora!
Celebrate Math Month at Explora!
Apr 1 – Apr 30 all-day
April is Math Month, and Explora offers several ways to have fun with math! April 1-30: Help create a giant fractal with you visit Explora this month! Color and add your triangle(s) to our ever growing
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Maker in Residence Program 3:00 pm
Maker in Residence Program
Apr 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Local artist, maker, and educator Daveed Korup will offer ongoing exciting classes in Explora’s Studio Inventivo as our Resident Maker this spring! You can explore the science of sound and create your own unique musical
Science on Tap at O’Niell’s Pub on Central in Nob Hill 5:30 pm
Science on Tap at O’Niell’s Pub on Central in Nob Hill
Apr 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Science on Tap is a free science talk sponsored by UNM, Explora, and the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. For presenter and topic, call 505-224-8391 or visit scienceontapnm.blogspot.com. At O’Niell’s Pub, 4310 Central
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Look for Explora at the Las Cruces Space Festival 10:00 am
Look for Explora at the Las Cruces Space Festival
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us at this FREE event in Las Cruces from 10am–2pm. Learn more: https://lcspacefestival.com/Share this page:
Outreach – Las Cruces Space Fesitival 10:00 am
Outreach – Las Cruces Space Fesitival
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join the fun! Explore science and technology through hands-on activities for children and adults.Learn more:  https://lcspacefestival.com/event/entertainment/Share this page:
Maker in Residence Program 12:00 pm
Maker in Residence Program
Apr 4 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Local artist, maker, and educator Daveed Korup will offer ongoing exciting classes in Explora’s Studio Inventivo as our Resident Maker this spring! You can explore the science of sound and create your own unique musical
Outreach – Hobbs Public Library 1:00 pm
Outreach – Hobbs Public Library
Apr 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Description:Explora brings a family science activity to the library. For more information, call 575-397-9328 or visit the Hobbs Public Library website.Share this page:
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Math Month EGG-stravaganza!
Math Month EGG-stravaganza!
Apr 5 – Apr 12 all-day
April is Math Month! Celebrate at Explora! Each morning, April 5- 12, Explora staff will hide eggs throughout Explora. Hunt for eggs that contain a math riddle or quiz, and a coupon or treat from Ideas, the Store
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Toddler Time 9:00 am
Toddler Time
Apr 6 @ 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.
* Home School Explorations for grades 3–5: Jump Rope Math 11:00 am
* Home School Explorations for grades 3–5: Jump Rope Math
Apr 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
* Be curious, discover, experiment! Explora’s Home School Explorations Series offers your child a semester of weekly, hour-long experiential science, technology, engineering, math, and art. Children will be encouraged to build their own knowledge and
* Home School Explorations for grades K–2: Fruit or Veggie? 11:00 am
* Home School Explorations for grades K–2: Fruit or Veggie?
Apr 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
* Be curious, discover, experiment! Explora’s Home School Explorations Series offers your child a semester of weekly, hour-long experiential science, technology, engineering, math, and art. Children will be encouraged to build their own knowledge and
* Home School Explorations for grades 3–5: Jump Rope Math 1:00 pm
* Home School Explorations for grades 3–5: Jump Rope Math
Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
* Be curious, discover, experiment! Explora’s Home School Explorations Series offers your child a semester of weekly, hour-long experiential science, technology, engineering, math, and art. Children will be encouraged to build their own knowledge and
* Home School Explorations for grades 6–8: Plants Capturing Light 1:00 pm
* Home School Explorations for grades 6–8: Plants Capturing Light
Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
* Be curious, discover, experiment! Explora’s Home School Explorations Series offers your child a semester of weekly, hour-long experiential science, technology, engineering, math, and art. Children will be encouraged to build their own knowledge and
* Home School Explorations for grades K–2: Fruit or Veggie? 1:00 pm
* Home School Explorations for grades K–2: Fruit or Veggie?
Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
* Be curious, discover, experiment! Explora’s Home School Explorations Series offers your child a semester of weekly, hour-long experiential science, technology, engineering, math, and art. Children will be encouraged to build their own knowledge and
Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Apr 6 @ 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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Explora’s “Cool Science” on KRQE’s morning show 8:00 am
Explora’s “Cool Science” on KRQE’s morning show
Apr 7 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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* Outreach – Science Club in Las Cruces 9:30 am
* Outreach – Science Club in Las Cruces
Apr 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Science enrichment classes for ages 7-10 or grade 2-5th offered by Explora in February and April. Each session is a series of 4 classes.April Series April 7 – Beautiful Bubbles: Get ready for some soapy fun as
* Home School Explorations for grades 3–5: Jump Rope Math 1:00 pm
* Home School Explorations for grades 3–5: Jump Rope Math
Apr 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
* Be curious, discover, experiment! Explora’s Home School Explorations Series offers your child a semester of weekly, hour-long experiential science, technology, engineering, math, and art. Children will be encouraged to build their own knowledge and
* Home School Explorations for grades K–2: Fruit or Veggie? 1:00 pm
* Home School Explorations for grades K–2: Fruit or Veggie?
Apr 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
* Be curious, discover, experiment! Explora’s Home School Explorations Series offers your child a semester of weekly, hour-long experiential science, technology, engineering, math, and art. Children will be encouraged to build their own knowledge and
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*Growing a Scientist™ for ages 2 ½ – 5 yrs – Extraordinary Eggs
*Growing a Scientist™ for ages 2 ½ – 5 yrs – Extraordinary Eggs
Apr 8 – Apr 11 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
FREE! Professional Development: Once Upon a Time – STEM in Fairy Tales 9:00 am
FREE! Professional Development: Once Upon a Time – STEM in Fairy Tales
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 pm
Once Upon a Time: STEM in Fairy TalesEngineering, Design, Making, ArtA workshop for libraries, schools and out-of-school time programs  How tall is the Giant from Jack in the Beanstalk? How much weight can Rapunzel’s hair hold?
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Maker in Residence Program 3:00 pm
Maker in Residence Program
Apr 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Local artist, maker, and educator Daveed Korup will offer ongoing exciting classes in Explora’s Studio Inventivo as our Resident Maker this spring! You can explore the science of sound and create your own unique musical
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* EXPLORA-tions Sensory Friendly Camp – Vernal Holiday 9:00 am
* EXPLORA-tions Sensory Friendly Camp – Vernal Holiday
Apr 10 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Innovative camps for children with autism spectrum and other sensory processing disorders, providing a safe, supportive, and fun environment to explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Offered in partnership between Explora and the New
* School’s Out Camp – Vernal Holiday 9:00 am
* School’s Out Camp – Vernal Holiday
Apr 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
* A Camp for Grades K-5 during the Vernal Holiday! Farm to TableLet’s explore agriculture in a whole new way as we create the transitions from farm to table.School’s Out Camps are offered at Explora on
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*Science to Grow On™ for grades K-3 – Catch a Wave
*Science to Grow On™ for grades K-3 – Catch a Wave
Apr 11 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
*Engineering Investigators for grades 3-5 – Polymer Lab, Slime Time 9:30 am
*Engineering Investigators for grades 3-5 – Polymer Lab, Slime Time
Apr 11 @ 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
Maker in Residence Program 12:00 pm
Maker in Residence Program
Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Local artist, maker, and educator Daveed Korup will offer ongoing exciting classes in Explora’s Studio Inventivo as our Resident Maker this spring! You can explore the science of sound and create your own unique musical
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Sensory Friendly Hours 10:00 am
Sensory Friendly Hours
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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
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Toddler Time 9:00 am
Toddler Time
Apr 13 @ 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.
* Home School Explorations for grades 3–5: Water on the Move 11:00 am
* Home School Explorations for grades 3–5: Water on the Move
Apr 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
* Be curious, discover, experiment! Explora’s Home School Explorations Series offers your child a semester of weekly, hour-long experiential science, technology, engineering, math, and art. Children will be encouraged to build their own knowledge and
* Home School Explorations for grades K–2: All About Air 11:00 am
* Home School Explorations for grades K–2: All About Air
Apr 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
* Be curious, discover, experiment! Explora’s Home School Explorations Series offers your child a semester of weekly, hour-long experiential science, technology, engineering, math, and art. Children will be encouraged to build their own knowledge and
* Home School Explorations for grades 3–5: Water on the Move 1:00 pm
* Home School Explorations for grades 3–5: Water on the Move
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
* Be curious, discover, experiment! Explora’s Home School Explorations Series offers your child a semester of weekly, hour-long experiential science, technology, engineering, math, and art. Children will be encouraged to build their own knowledge and
* Home School Explorations for grades 6–8: Out of the Blue 1:00 pm
* Home School Explorations for grades 6–8: Out of the Blue
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
* Be curious, discover, experiment! Explora’s Home School Explorations Series offers your child a semester of weekly, hour-long experiential science, technology, engineering, math, and art. Children will be encouraged to build their own knowledge and
* Home School Explorations for grades K–2: All About Air 1:00 pm
* Home School Explorations for grades K–2: All About Air
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
* Be curious, discover, experiment! Explora’s Home School Explorations Series offers your child a semester of weekly, hour-long experiential science, technology, engineering, math, and art. Children will be encouraged to build their own knowledge and
Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Apr 13 @ 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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* Outreach – Science Club in Las Cruces 9:30 am
* Outreach – Science Club in Las Cruces
Apr 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Science enrichment classes for ages 7-10 or grade 2-5th offered by Explora in February and April. Each session is a series of 4 classes.April Series April 7 – Beautiful Bubbles: Get ready for some soapy fun as
* Home School Explorations for grades 3–5: Water on the Move 1:00 pm
* Home School Explorations for grades 3–5: Water on the Move
Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
* Be curious, discover, experiment! Explora’s Home School Explorations Series offers your child a semester of weekly, hour-long experiential science, technology, engineering, math, and art. Children will be encouraged to build their own knowledge and
* Home School Explorations for grades K–2: All About Air 1:00 pm
* Home School Explorations for grades K–2: All About Air
Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
* Be curious, discover, experiment! Explora’s Home School Explorations Series offers your child a semester of weekly, hour-long experiential science, technology, engineering, math, and art. Children will be encouraged to build their own knowledge and
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Maker in Residence Program 3:00 pm
Maker in Residence Program
Apr 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Local artist, maker, and educator Daveed Korup will offer ongoing exciting classes in Explora’s Studio Inventivo as our Resident Maker this spring! You can explore the science of sound and create your own unique musical
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Outreach – Jemez Springs Public Library 9:00 am
Outreach – Jemez Springs Public Library
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Explora brings earth day activities to the library!Learn more: http://www.jsplibrary.org(575) 829-9155Share this page:
* Outreach – Gallup Science Club 10:00 am
* Outreach – Gallup Science Club
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Develop your skills as a science investigator by questioning, experiencing, and problem-solving around different science concepts. Each session consists of one and a half hours of activities focusing on scientific discovery and incorporating engineering, art,
Earth Day Activities at Explora! 12:00 pm
Earth Day Activities at Explora!
Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Visitors to Explora today are invited to join in activities from noon to 4pm that celebrate Earth Day! More details coming soon!Share this page:
Maker in Residence Program 12:00 pm
Maker in Residence Program
Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Local artist, maker, and educator Daveed Korup will offer ongoing exciting classes in Explora’s Studio Inventivo as our Resident Maker this spring! You can explore the science of sound and create your own unique musical
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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
Apr 19 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
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
Apr 20 @ 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
Apr 20 @ 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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Explora’s “Cool Science” on KRQE’s morning show 8:00 am
Explora’s “Cool Science” on KRQE’s morning show
Apr 21 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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* Outreach – Science Club in Las Cruces 9:30 am
* Outreach – Science Club in Las Cruces
Apr 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Science enrichment classes for ages 7-10 or grade 2-5th offered by Explora in February and April. Each session is a series of 4 classes.April Series April 7 – Beautiful Bubbles: Get ready for some soapy fun as
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*Growing a Scientist™ for ages 2 ½ – 5 yrs – All About Air
*Growing a Scientist™ for ages 2 ½ – 5 yrs – All About Air
Apr 22 – Apr 25 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
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*Science to Grow On™ for grades K-3 – Under the Sun
*Science to Grow On™ for grades K-3 – Under the Sun
Apr 25 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
*Engineering Investigators for grades 3-5 – Static Movement 9:30 am
*Engineering Investigators for grades 3-5 – Static Movement
Apr 25 @ 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
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Toddler Time 9:00 am
Toddler Time
Apr 27 @ 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
Apr 27 @ 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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* Outreach – Science Club in Las Cruces 9:30 am
* Outreach – Science Club in Las Cruces
Apr 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Science enrichment classes for ages 7-10 or grade 2-5th offered by Explora in February and April. Each session is a series of 4 classes.April Series April 7 – Beautiful Bubbles: Get ready for some soapy fun as
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FREE! Professional Development: Making and Tinkering as a Way of Knowing 9:00 am
FREE! Professional Development: Making and Tinkering as a Way of Knowing
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Making and Tinkering as a Way of KnowingEngineering, Design, Making, ArtA workshop for libraries, schools and out-of-school time programsThis workshop will guide participants in design and build strategies that can be used in makerspaces and
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