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


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Purchase tickets online through March 21, or at the door on March 22. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Moonshots

Friday, July 19, 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.

Past, Present, and Future

Join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of man landing on the moon! Dive into scientific achievements of the past, present, and future with exciting hands-on activities and engaging partners!

National Museum of Nuclear Science and History Santa Fe Children's Museum University of New Mexico Logo

Activities include:

  • Presentations about the UNM-led research team named the Consortium for the Advanced Analysis of Apollo Samples (CAAAS) by the team leader, Dr. Charles Shearer, UNM
  • Santa Fe Children’s Museum’s Stargazer Planetarium
  • The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will be testing radiation levels and determining what everyday items are hot or not
  • Air Force Research Lab of New Mexico (AFRL) will be on hand demonstrating satellite technologies that provide satellite attitude control based on rotational motion.
  • Astronaut ice cream tasting activity: How does your taste change in space? Taste astronaut ice cream the way an astronaut would!
  • Measure spectroscopy in gases (includes special take-home item) 
  • Make your own rocket
  • Create a galaxy in a bottle
  • Crazy Craters! Why does the moon have so many craters? Experiment with different meteorite materials and their impact on the lunar surface in this simulation.
  • & more!

Live Music by The Cumberlands
Coffee for sale by Cutbow Coffee
Food for sale by Punchy’s Pizza and Street Food Institute

Adult Night 18+ Moonshots

Due to high demand, Explora’s July 19th Adult Night 18+ ‘Moonshots’ will be pre-sale and reserve tickets ONLY. There will be no tickets for sale at the door when the event begins. Tickets are limited, reserve your ticket here today!

*Online ticket sales do not have physical tickets. Your name will be on file at admissions. 

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

Don’t Forget to Make your July Special Edition Adult Night button! Continue your collection! Create a commemorative button at all six 2019 Adult Nights, save them, and enter to win a prize after the last Adult Night of the year!

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 $10 at the door ($7 for ages 65+, or students or military with ID.)

Call 505-224-8300 for details.

Adult Night 2019

Other Adult Nights in 2019

Fridays 6:30-10pm

July 19:  Moonshots

September 20:  Fired Up

November 22:  Geek Out

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Don’t Forget to Make your May Special Edition Adult Night button! Continue your collection! Create a commemorative button at all six 2019 Adult Nights, save them, and enter to win a prize after the last Adult Night of the year!

Enjoy all of Explora’s exhibits, plus: 

Music Jam by Tony Q

Food for sale by Urban Hot Dog Company

Kombucha & Lemonade stand by Old Barrel Tea Company

Adult Night 2019

Other Adult Nights in 2019

Fridays 6:30-10pm

July 19:  Moonshots

September 20:  Fired Up

November 22:  Geek Out

Indulge your love for furry (and scaly) friends while learning with interactive activities on animal adaptation!

  • Meet horses from the APD Mounted Unit on your way inside Explora!
  • Activities with Animal Humane NM
  • Go Fishing for Prizes in our Laminar Flow Fountain
  • Interact with Wolves from Wanagi Wolf Fund and Rescue (from 6:30-8:30pm)
  • Pickup up a Snake, See a Gila Monster, or Interact with some beautiful birds and other critters with The New Mexico Herpetological Society
  • Visit Animals, including an African Pygmy Falcon and a Hedgehog, from the ABQ BioPark
  • Visit our Explora Animals in the Experiment Bar
  • Experiment with Animal Adaptation Activities

Explore Animal Adaptations

  • Skull Workshop– Figure out which skull is which
  • Which Beak is Best- How animals have adapted to obtain food
  • Identifying Animal Tracks

Don’t Forget to Make your March Special Edition Adult Night button! Continue your collection! Create a commemorative button at all six 2019 Adult Nights, save them, and enter to win a prize after the last Adult Night of the year!

Adult Night, Night with the Animals

This is an all weather event: neither rain, nor snow, nor the winds from the west shall keep us from playing with animals!

Attention all fun lovers! The first 100 people to buy pre-sale tickets or reserve member tickets for Adult Night, Act Like a Kid, on May 17th will receive a $20 FREE Arcade Play* coupon to Main Event!

*$20 free arcade play when you purchase $20 in arcade play

You can buy tickets at the door on the night of the event. Doors open at 6:30pm.

*No physical tickets will be sent. Your information will be on file at the door.

Enjoy all of Explora’s exhibits, plus: 

Food for sale by My Sweet Basil

Coffee for sale by Michael Thomas Coffee

Live music by Ryan Smith

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

Make your March Special Edition Adult Night button! Continue your collection! Create a commemorative button at all six 2019 Adult Nights, save them, and enter to win a prize after the last Adult Night of the year!

Hands-on Animal Time!

Clicker Training, with Animal Humane NM

Wolf Interactions, with Wanagi Wolf Fund & Rescue

Hedgehogs and Bunnies, with ABQ BioPark

Visit our Explora Animals, in Experiment Bar

“Fishing” in our Fountain, in Laminar Flow Fountain

Animal Adaptation Activities

Skull Workshop: Guess which skull is which

Which Beak is Best: How animals have adapted to obtain food

Identifying Animal Tracks

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General admission and member tickets available now!

Upgrade to a VIP ticket for access to the VIP Lounge, a gift bag, and early entry at 6:45pm!

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.

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

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 checked.

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.

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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