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1701 Mountain Road NW Albuquerque, NM 87104

505-224-8300

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Mon-Sat: 10 am – 6 pm

Sun: 12 pm – 6 pm

Closed on Jan. 1, July 4, the week after Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Dec. 25. We close at 2 pm on Dec. 24 and 31.


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Looking For Science of Beer?

Science of Beer is back by popular demand! This ticketed special event is presented by Marble Brewery and Explora on Friday, February 22, 7-10:30pm at Explora.

Tickets ($15 general admission; $12 for Explora members) for ages 21+. Find out more and get your tickets now. Quantities are limited!

Adult Night for ages 18+ at Explora!

Get Fit! Science of Fitness

Friday, January 18, 2019, 6:30–10pm

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.

Made a fitness New Year’s Resolution but don’t know where to start? Learn and have fun while you work up a sweat at our special “Get Fit! Science of Fitness” Adult Night!

  • Take a Conditioning Class
  • Climb a Rock Wall!
  • Go on a Food Label Scavenger Hunt
  • Spin Off Calories

And much more…

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Explora Adult Night - Get Fit

Purchase tickets at the door on January 18. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Adult Night for ages 18+ at Explora!

Make your January Special Edition button! Start a collection and work toward a prize: Create a commemorative button at all six Adult Nights throughout 2019, save them, and enter to win a prize after the last Adult Night of the year!​

Rock Wall Outside, near Front Entrance

Long line? Warm up out front and conquer a 25 foot massive rock wall! There are options for everyone with easy, moderate, and hard routes (weather permitting).

Conditioning Class Upper Floor, Rotary Pavilion

Join the UFC Gym for a free conditioning class! Accessible for all levels of fitness, the UFC Gym will be fun and challenging for all!

Burning Calories Ground Floor, Experiment Bar

Burning calories has a new meaning here as we help you burn your favorite guilty pleasure, what’s left is how many kcals are inside! After you find how many calories you need to burn, head over to the next activity, Metabolic Breakdown, to conceptualize how to burn them off.

Metabolic Breakdown Ground Floor, Experiment Bar

Have you ever wondered how and what type of fuel your body burns when you exercise? We have you covered! Dietitians ABQ will have two board-certified specialists in sports dietetics who will be offering an interactive demonstration to conceptualize how you access and burn energy during exercise. You will get a clear understanding of when the body burns carbohydrates, fats, and proteins and how to best fuel your workout.  

Protein Scavenger Hunt Ground Floor, Lab A

What do you think of when it comes to protein? There are so many options that no two people would answer this question the same. Dietitians ABQ will be offering a food labels “scavenger hunt” to teach you through all the cool facts about protein and where you can find it to maximize your diet. This mission will provide you with an understanding of the various food sources of protein and help you determine what sources you should choose to optimize your post training recovery!

Resting Metabolic Rate Test Ground Floor, Experiment Bar

Ever wonder how many calories you are burning just being you everyday? A Resting Metabolic Rate test is the most accurate prediction for your needs. The Performance Ranch utilizes a sophisticated machine from KORR which measures oxygen uptake. The Performance Ranch will be giving away several tests to be performed at a separate time since this precise test requires the person be in a fasted state, as well a stimulate free during the time of the test. Come learn about other testing procedures such as VO2 max that the Performance Ranch utilizes to help dial in more specific training plans for your goals.

Brain Exercises Ground Floor, Lab B

Work out your noggin with coding and memory games to be fit inside and out!

Balance Challenges Throughout the museum

Need a challenge? Our Visitor Services Educators will be throughout the building with some activities to check your balance. Picking up a stool shouldn’t be that hard right? Ask them!

Pole Fitness Upper Floor, Theater

Ever tried to work out with just a vertical pole? Take a spin with SWPD as they show you an innovative way to get fit!

Sumo Suit Wrestling Upper Floor, STEAM Makerspace

with Midtown Sports & Wellness

Chair Massages Ground Floor, by Laminar Flow Fountain

By Greg Anderson from 6:30-8 pm.

Enjoy all of Explora’s exhibits, plus: 

Live music by Entourage Jazz – Ground Floor,

Food for sale by Punchy’s Pizza – Outside, near Front Entrance

Coffee for sale by Red Rock RoastersUpper Floor, Paradox Café

Enter a free raffle to win goodies from Ideas, the Store at Explora – Near Admissions

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

Thank you,

Adult Night Media Sponsor, The Alibi!

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Adult Night is an event for visitors ages 18 and up, sponsored by Weekly Alibi. It’s all just $8 at the door ($5 for ages 65+, or students or military with ID.)

Call 505-224-8300 for details.

Often joining us for Adult Night

High Desert Amateur Radio Club members offer HAM Radio Technology demonstrations.

The Albuquerque Astronomical Society (TAAS) members bring a variety of telescopes for visitors to view the night sky.

adult night

Thank you,

Adult Night Media Sponsor, The Alibi!

alibi

Adult Night is an event for visitors ages 18 and up, sponsored by Weekly Alibi. It’s all just $8 at the door ($5 for ages 65+, or students or military with ID.)

Call 505-224-8300 for details.

Purchase tickets at the door on January 18. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Call 505-224-8391 for more information.

Adult Nights in 2019

Fridays 6:30-10pm

January 18:  Get Fit: Science of Fitness

March 22:  Night with the Animals

May 17:  Act Like a Kid

July 19:  Moonshots

September 20:  Fired Up

November 22:  Geek Out

Thank you,

Adult Night Media Sponsor, The Alibi!

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InterARTive! activities will include:

Help code our coffee-serving robot* with Build with Robots

Decorate your hand at our henna station

Enter into our Glow Pod and get inspired!

Create your own LED pin

Watch ice sculptor Victor Rede transform ice into art

Learn about and print your own shirt with screen printing*

Build onto our yarn-bombing project with Jill Logan from Tortuga Gallery and Paula Steinberg from Birdland

Take a fun photo in our Light Play Room

Strike a pose with props in our Giant Photo Frame

Enjoy, learn, and participate in performances, including The Dancing Turtle, throughout the night in our Sketch Theater. Take the stage during our open mic session at 8 pm

Woodworking with New Mexico Woodturners and Albuquerque Woodworkers Association

Make toys your pets will love with Submaterial

Create with chalk on our patio!

Design and create your own jewelry with Yvette

Adult Night for ages 18+ at Explora!

InterARTive

Friday, November 16, 6:30-10pm

Have a fun Friday night at a great price! Enjoy live music from a local musical group, exhibit exploration, and activities around the theme “InterArtive.”

  • Free for members
  • $8 for adults
  • $5 for ages 65+, or students or military with ID.

Often joining us for Adult Night

High Desert Amateur Radio Club members offer HAM Radio Technology demonstrations.

The Albuquerque Astronomical Society (TAAS) members bring a variety of telescopes for visitors to view the night sky.

Thank you,

Adult Night Media Sponsor, The Alibi!

alibi

Adult Night is an event for visitors ages 18 and up, sponsored by Weekly Alibi. It’s all just $8 at the door ($5 for ages 65+, or students or military with ID.)

Call 505-224-8300 for details.

Video Credit: Lobo Life

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.

Visitor Information


HOURS: Mon-Sat: 10 am – 6 pm Sun: 12 pm – 6 pm Closed on Jan. 1, July 4, the week after Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Dec. 25. We close at 2 pm on Dec. 24 and 31.


LOCATION: 1701 Mountain Road NW Albuquerque, NM 87104 505-224-8300 Contact Us

ADMISSION INFORMATION

Groups: Reservations Required Please contact us if you require special assistance.

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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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