Home School Explorations Series for grades K-2 (ages 5-7)
Be curious, discover, experiment!
Explora’s Home School Explorations Series offers your child a semester of weekly, hour-long experiential science, technology, and art programs. Each Exploration is facilitated by Explora educators. These are hour-long, materials-rich classes that actively engage every child in inquiry activities. In these classes, children will make discoveries in science, technology, engineering, art, and math through questioning, experiencing, and investigating. Children will be encouraged to build their own knowledge and cultivate skills such as observation, creativity, critical thinking, cooperative learning, communication, and innovation as they explore a different topic each week.
Fall Semester 2019
September 16–December 9, 2019
Explora members $95 per child per semester
Non-members $110 per child per semester.
*Join & Save! Explora members get discounts on semester programs, camps, and admission all year!
Please select one of the following sessions:
- Mondays, 11am-12pm
- Mondays, 1-2pm
- Tuesdays, 1-2pm
SESSIONS MEET EVERY WEEK
Register for Fall Semester 2019
- Online: Select a session day and time to register online
2. Mail: Download, print, and mail registration form:
3. Call Reservations at 505-224-8341.
September 16–December 9, 2019
Fall 2019 Explorations Schedule
Acids or Bases
9/16 or 9/17
Explore natural acid/base indicators such as red cabbage, black tea, grape juice and turmeric. We’ll watch their colors change as we mix these indicators with acids and bases. We’ll also use them to draw color-changing pictures.
Creepy Crawly Bugs
9/23 or 9/24
Slithering, crawling, wiggling, and squirming. From beetles, to worms, to snails, dig into the world of these creatures. Create your own worm farm, and more!
How Does Your Garden Grow
9/30 or 10/1
Get your hands dirty as you examine, compare and contrast different seeds, dissect lima beans and fruit, and plant seeds and flowers to take home.
Looking for a Pattern
10/7 or 10/8
Investigate patterns in nature, discover designs in animal footprints, experiment with rhythm patterns, and create your own design on a big hat you can wear.
10/14 or 10/15
Can you balance on one foot? Test out your sense of balance as you explore counter balance and center of gravity. Make a balanced art project to take home.
Adventures in Space
10/21 or 10/22
Be an astronomer and explore the moon, planets, and beyond! Make your own asteroid, experiment with gravity, and create moon craters.
Floaters and Sinkers
10/28 or 10/29
Roll up your sleeves and experiment with fruits, vegetables, and other solids to classify them as floaters or sinkers. We’ll modify materials to make them float or sink, and design a foil boat to carry a cargo of pennies. How many pennies will your boat hold before it sinks?
On a Roll
11/4 or 11/5
Observe and compare rolling systems using recycled materials, cups, and marbles. Test which shapes roll the best and create a roller coaster for marbles.
11/11 or 11/12
Watch colors change before your eyes as you mix colored solutions, make secondary colors from primary ones, and create artwork to take home.
11/18 or 11/19
Use magnifying loupes to examine a variety of rocks and crystals. Compare rocks as to how they are the same and different. Experiment to find if any of the rocks roll or fizz or float. Then make your own rock prints.
11/25 or 11/26
It’s time to give triangles the attention they deserve! Where can you find different kinds of triangles being used? Discover their importance as you use triangles to build three-dimensional objects and begin to explore the perimeters and areas of these shapes.
Our Amazing Bodies
12/2 or 12/3
Celebrate our amazing bodies from our fingerprints to our hearts and bones! Test the strengths of bones, discover the uniqueness of your fingerprint, explore how germs spread, and more!
Explora’s Home School Explorations Series
Explora educators develop camp 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.
- 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.
Mail: Explora Reservations 1701 Mountain Rd. NW Albuquerque, NM 87104
- If a cancellation is received more than 5 business days before the first class, a refund will be issued for the amount minus a 15% administrative fee.
- Cancellations received 5 business days or fewer before the first class will not be refunded.
- Full fees will be refunded if Explora cancels a program.
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.