About US

About us

Explora Science Center & Children's Museum

Explora is a unique place that puts people’s learning in their own hands.

 Explora has been from the very beginning, a collaboration of great visions.  It began around 1983 with two individual groups who with no knowledge of each other’s existence had similar ideas: the first group envisioned a “children’s exploratorium,” while the second had the idea of a “science and technology exploratorium.” Since the merging of the two ideals in 1995 Explora has been, and will continue to be, a learning place for people of all races, ages, genders, abilities, and backgrounds. We believe that family, caregivers, peers, and colleagues are essential partners in learning. Explora advocates for lifelong, materials-rich inquiry, while acknowledging that it isn’t always easy. We value curiosity, hands-on trial and error, and the agency and growth that comes with both failing and succeeding.

Here, families and people of all ages can learn together through over 250 exhibit activities in science, technology and art. For adults, we offer events like Adult Night that come with your very own Explora at home kit! In the community, we also provide semester long, seasonal camps, and fun educational programs such as Family Science Nights and our Youth Intern Program. Teachers are also encouraged to join our educator workshops and take advantage of our professional development opportunities. Visit our Programs Page today and take pride in partnering with us to bring Explora’s unique experiential learning activities to New Mexico.

Located at 1701 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104 Explora is Albuquerque's science center that's fun for the whole family. 

For more information, please call (505) 600-6072 or email us at explora@explora.us

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Our Mission

Explora: creating opportunities for inspirational discovery and the joy of lifelong learning through interactive experiences in science, technology engineering, arts, and math.

Our Core Values

Explora values Community

Explora values our role as a trusted community resource. We practice listening, welcoming, and co-creating with visitors and community partner organizations, in order to remain relevant to New Mexico communities. Explora is stronger when working in partnership with others toward shared aspirations, and we value working statewide to achieve positive collective impact.

Explora values Learning

Explora values curiosity and lifelong learning, along with a growth mindset and the agency that comes with hands-on exploration and discovery. Explora’s environment  provides unique experiences and opportunities to learn something new every day. Explora values individuals’ interests, skills, experiences, and creativity and supports learning and career pathways for visitors and staff.

Explora values People

Explora knows that our staff members are our greatest resource. We are motivated by hard work, collaboration, relationship-building, and the ability to contribute to well-being in New Mexico. Explora team members are curious, genuine, creative people, who practice generosity through listening, respect, and the sharing of time, ideas, resources, and access. We take pride in contributing to a mission-driven organization that positively impacts our community

Explora values Diversity

Explora is committed to eliminating barriers to equity and accessibility in STEAM. Authentic diversity is a source of strength; a diverse staff and board, visitors, partners, and members are critical to Explora’s effectiveness. We work to change systems that have excluded people of color, people with disabilities, and others from STEAM fields, creating opportunity for all races, ages, genders, abilities, and backgrounds.

Thank you for making Explora so extraordinary!

On behalf of Explora’s staff, board, and the thousands of community members we serve annually, thank you!