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VISITOR INFORMATION


LOCATION:

1701 Mountain Road NW Albuquerque, NM 87104

505-224-8300

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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.


ADMISSION INFORMATION

Become a MEMBER and save!

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.

Act Like a Kid!

Friday, May 17, 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.

Unwind and get back to the basics with PLAY!

PLAYground activities include:

  • Create your own hopscotch course
  • Hippity hoppity races
  • “Oobleck pool” challenge
  • Kombucha and lemonade stand
  • Facepainting
  • Imagination Playground
  • Music Jam

Other activities throughout the building:

  • Unbirthday party room with slime making and party favors
  • Light up finger painting & Spinning paint
  • Cardboard fort making
  • Make liquid nitrogen ice cream (special activity at 7pm, 8pm, & 9pm)
  • Building block design challenge
  • Make your own scented playdough
  • & Minute Challenges – prizes provided by Main Event
  • Bouncy Art: Get creative with bouncy balls and paint!
Adult Night Act Like a Kid

Tickets will be available at the door on the night of the event. Doors open at 6:30pm.

*If you bought tickets online, no physical tickets will be sent. Your information will be on file at the door.

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

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

Adult Night 2019

Other Adult Nights in 2019

Fridays 6:30-10pm

July 19:  Moonshots

September 20:  Fired Up

November 22:  Geek Out

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.

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

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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