Geek Out

Friday, November 22, 2019, 6:30–10pm

Adult Night for ages 18+ at Explora!

Have a fun Friday night at a great price!

  • Free for members
  • $10 for adults
  • $7 for ages 65+, or students or military with ID.

What better way to bring an end to 2019 Adult Nights, than with all things geek!
Dabble in comics, LEGO® creation station, coding, board games, and more!

Activities include:

Live Music by  The Cumberlands
Food for sale from Urban Hotdog

Visitors who purchase or reserve their Adult Night “Geek Out” ticket online or by phone, in advance, will receive a clue that will start them on a journey to start the scavenger hunt, Exploring the Secrets of the Museum. Each ticket reserved in advance, will also get a free ticket* to the NM Artisan Market held in Old Town’s Hotel Albuquerque November 29-December 1, 2019.


*You must be present at Adult Night to receive your Artisan Market ticket. We are unable to mail them or hold them for later pickup.

Make your Final November Special Edition Adult Night button! And, if you’ve made a 2019 collection, don’t forget to bring all 6 buttons to the front desk by 9:30 pm to claim your prize!

Plus, enter a free raffle to win goodies from Ideas, the Store at Explora!

Also joining us for Adult Night:

Talk with High Desert Amateur Radio Club members (HAMS) as they try to contact people from other countries and demonstrate new technology – Ground Floor, Community Room

View the night sky with astronomers from The Albuquerque Astronomical Society (TAAS)  (weather permitting) – Upper Floor, West Deck

LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this web site.

This is an ages 18 and over, rain or shine event. 

All ticket sales are final.

Adult Night Geek Out

If you have any questions or concerns about any of our Adult Night programming, please contact Tory Hajny at 505-224-8391.

This is an ages 18 and over, rain or shine event. 

All ticket sales are final.

If you have any questions or concerns about any of our Adult Night programming, please contact Tory Hajny at 505-224-8391.

Thank you,

Adult Night Media Sponsor, The Alibi!


Adult Night is an event for visitors ages 18 and up, sponsored by Weekly Alibi. It’s all just $10 at the door ($7 for ages 65+, or students or military with ID.)

Call 505-224-8300 for details.

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Other 18+ Adult Nights in 2019

Fridays 6:30-10pm

November 22:  Geek Out

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General admission and member tickets are sold out!

Science of Wine VIP Tickets are sold out!

But don’t fret, you can still buy a standard ticket which includes wine tasting from all of our tasty wineries, a tasting glass from Viva Vino, the opportunity to engrave your own wine glass, make your own wine glass charm, enjoy live music, and more!

100% of all ticket sales support Explora!

All ticket sales are final. This is a rain or shine event.

Science of Wine

Friday, August 2, 2019, 7:30–11pm

Adult Night for ages 21+ at Explora!

According to science, wine is a solution!

Explora and Viva Vino New Mexico Wine present Albuquerque’s first Science of Wine event! More than a wine tasting, the Science of Wine is an oenological odyssey as visitors journey through the chemistry, structure, and composition behind the wine. Sip on local wines, Shop at the local artisan market, and Learn through Explora’s wine-themed activities.

Enjoy free tastings from these superb wineries all night long:

Enjoy all of Explora’s exhibits, plus:
Live Music by RJ Perez
Food for sale by My Sweet Basil

Activities include:

  • Test Your Palate: Learn how to pair your favorite foods with the perfect wine. With this taste test, you’ll discover how the basic taste sensations of food – sweetness, sourness, saltiness, and bitterness – change the way a wine tastes.
  • Wine Glass Charm Making
  • Titration Station: Wine is full of complex flavors and structures that stimulate your palate. In this activity, you’ll use science and math to test the total acidity level of wine and discover how different acidity levels affect the flavor of your favorite beverage.
  • Wine and Paint*
  • Wine Stain Removal: Spills happen! Test different methods of wine stain removal using common household products, so you’ll never have to stress about that red wine spill again.
  • Wine Glass Engraving: Engrave your own wine glass with a pre-selected design and your initials using our laser engraver in Studio Inventivo!

Attend talks with exclusive pairings hosted by award-winning wineries. Live music, exhibit exploration, sampling, and a souvenir glass is included with every ticket.

VIP tickets are sold out! Need more science and wine? Treat yourself to a VIP ticket for access to the VIP Lounge, a gift bag, and early entrance at 6:45 pm!

This Explora Adult Night is a rain or shine, ages 21+ event. IDs will be required and checked before entry. IDs may be required at wine stations.

General admission $30; Explora members $25; VIP $50

*Wine and Paint will be held at specific times TBA and have limited seats per session, first come-first serve.

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Adult Night

When community members let us know they wanted a night at Explora without the kids, we listened, and created a night just for adults. Adult Night debuted at Explora in November 2004, and has grown into an evening popular with college students, young professionals, parents and grandparents on their night off from the kids, meet-up and singles groups, folks on date night, active retirement groups, and more.

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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