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.

Spring Semester 2020
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January 20–April 14, 2020
No class the week of March 30‒April 3 for Explora Spring Break Camps.

View Spring 2020 Schedule

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
No class the week of March 30‒April 3 for Explora Spring Break Camps.

Home School grades K-2

Register for Spring Semester 2020

  1. Online: Select a session day and time to register online

We’ve updated our online registration! You may be asked to provide a new password when you login.

2. Mail: Download, print, and mail registration form:

3. Call Reservations at 505-224-8341.

January 20–April 14, 2020

Spring 2020 Explorations Schedule

Beautiful Bubbles

1/20 or 1/21
Get ready for some soapy fun as students use a variety of materials and solutions to experiment with bubble blowing. Students observe the colors in a bubble and make colorful bubble prints.

Mysterious Matter

1/27 or 1/28
Investigate properties of solids, liquids, and gases as you compare and contrast different kinds of matter. Students investigate various solids, swirling liquid layers, and more.

Spring, Stretch, and Bounce

2/3 or 2/4
Investigate stretchy and springy materials and walk with springs on your feet. Make your own stretchy, bouncy toy to take home.

Flowers Up Close

2/10 or 2/11
Be mesmerized by the beauty of flowers as you explore them! Dissect them to find the different parts, learn how bees pollinate flowers and help them grow, and use the flowers of artist Georgia O’Keeffe as inspiration for flower art.

In a Spin

2/17 or 2/18
Experiment with spinning and twirling, looping and whirling. Students make their own tops and “twirly birds” to take home.

Wonderful Rainbows

2/24 or 2/25
Separate light into the color spectrum and experience the colors that make up the rainbows. Use a variety of items to find rainbows.

Be a Mad Hatter

3/2 or 3/3
Many people wear hats, but have you ever thought about why? Students test fabrics to determine which are the most water repellent, explore how hats’ forms are related to their functions, observe hats in works of art, and make original hats to wear home.

Forceful Magnets

3/9 or 3/10
Investigate which items are attracted to magnets and which are not, and explore attracting and repelling with a wide variety of materials. Students use magnets to add “fur” to animal pictures, race magnetic cars, and more.

Pebbles, Sand, and Silt

3/16 or 3/17
Get ready to sort rocks, dig in sand, and look for living material in garden soil as we investigate properties of these natural materials.

Crazy Concoctions

3/23 or 3/24
Be an inquisitive scientist as you concoct new substances. Investigate their characteristics as you first observe them and then manipulate them with your hands.

 

No class the week of March 30‒April 3 for Explora Spring Break Camps.

 

Fruit or Veggie?

4/6 or 4/7
We’ll dissect different fruits and vegetables to find out what’s inside. Then, we’ll make colorful fruit and vegetable prints to take home, assemble our own snacks, and more!

All About Air

4/13 or 4/14
Catch some air and see how it takes up space. Experiment with the power of compressed air and investigate how moving air interacts with objects.

For more information about this program please contact our Reservations office.

Phone: 505-224-8341
Email: reservations@explora.us
Para información en español, llame al 505-224-8323

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.

Registration/Information

  • 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.
Email: reservations@explora.us
Mail: Explora Reservations 1701 Mountain Rd. NW Albuquerque, NM 87104
Fax: 505-224-8325

Cancellation Policy
  • 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.
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