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Educational Programs


Educational Programs

Explora offers over 200 interactive Explorations programs, benchmarked to the New Mexico State educational standards, for schools, homeschool groups, libraries, and community centers. These programs also are offered for adults and seniors.

Each year, Explora facilitates more than 2,200 programs for over 70,000 people from all 33 New Mexico counties and from the surrounding states. Programs take place at Explora, at community sites, or virtually and can be offered in both English and Spanish.

Call the Explora Reservations line (505) 600-6734 for more information.

Explora offers over 200 interactive Explorations programs, benchmarked to the New Mexico State educational standards, for schools, homeschool groups, libraries, and community centers. These programs also are offered for adults and seniors.

Each year, Explora facilitates more than 2,200 programs for over 70,000 people from all 33 New Mexico counties and from the surrounding states. Programs take place at Explora, at community sites, or virtually and can be offered in both English and Spanish.

Call the Explora Reservations line (505) 600-6734 for more information.








Current Programs

Semester Programs

Explora is offering virtual educational programs during the semester:

  • Growing a Scientist™:  Preschoolers ages 2½ to 5 and their adult companions make discoveries about science by questioning, experiencing, and investigating.
  • Science to Grow On™:  Children in K-3rd grades make discoveries by questioning, experiencing, and investigating.
  • Engineering Investigators:  3rd-5th graders investigate how things move and use that knowledge to build a series of connected actions.
  • Web Club: 6th-8th graders will learn how to build a website from scratch using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Course covers fundamental concepts and languages of web development through fun and interactive mini-projects. No previous experience required!
  • Home School Explorations:  Home school students in grades K-8 will enjoy a semester of weekly experiential science, technology, and art programs.
Learn more on the Semester Programs page

In Person Camps

Ignite your child’s learning with a science-rich camp experience! Explora offers in-person summer, spring, and winter break camps, along with camps during the school year. Visit our camps page for current availability.
Learn more about in person camps

Career Pathways Initiative

The primary goal of Explora's Career Pathways Initiative (CPI) is to open a gateway for low-income youth to move beyond economic limitations and into intellectually stimulating, personally rewarding employment which serves the community, contributes to Explora's educational mission, and leads to expanded educational and career opportunities.

Learn more about CPI

Virtual Outreach Educational Programs

Virtual Camps

Explora virtual summer camp programs are designed for your students to have an in-depth “camp” experience without leaving your home.
Learn more about Explora’s virtual camp offerings

Virtual STEM Nights

Find out where in our community STEM in happening! Mondays: 6-6:30pm. Join with your friends and family! Each week covers a fun, unique theme.

Register for Virtual STEM Nights

Virtual Field Trips & Family Nights

  • Virtual classes with hands-on student kits
  • Virtual STEAM Demos
  • Virtual Family Science Events
  • Non-digital STEM kits
Email Here to Schedule

Maker in Residence Program

Explora is excited to welcome our Maker in Residence, Sarah Hogland-Gurulé!

Just Dance: The Science and Art of Movement - Workshops for youth, teens, and families!

Just Dance: For Youth

In these 2 part - 1 hour workshops youth ages 10-13yr who are curious about dance, creating their own videos, TikTok challenges and more! We will learn new dances, explore simple film techniques to take our videos to the next level and create our own dance challenge together. No prior dance experience necessary. Just come ready to have fun exploring your creativity!

This workshop comes with a FREE kit (includes a pack of Color Correction Gels) for the first 15 youth that pre-register.

Youth Program Information

Just Dance: For Teens

In these 2 part - 1 hour workshops teens ages 14-18yr who are curious about dance, creating their own videos, TikTok challenges and more! We will learn new dances, explore simple film techniques to take our videos to the next level and create our own dance challenge together. No prior dance experience necessary. Just come ready to have fun exploring your creativity!

This workshop comes with a FREE kit (includes a pack of Color Correction Gels) for the first 15 teens that pre-register.

Teen Program Information

Just Dance: For Families:

In this 45 minute workshop, families with youth ages 5-9yrs will try creative movement while having fun developing motor skills and self confidence. We will play several movement games and explore basic framing for the camera while having fun exploring our creativity together!

This workshop comes with a FREE kit (includes a pack of Dance Scarves) for the first 20 families that pre-register.

Family Program Information











Current Programs

Semester Programs

Explora is offering virtual educational programs during the semester:

  • Growing a Scientist™:  Preschoolers ages 2½ to 5 and their adult companions make discoveries about science by questioning, experiencing, and investigating.
  • Science to Grow On™:  Children in K-3rd grades make discoveries by questioning, experiencing, and investigating.
  • Engineering Investigators:  3rd-5th graders investigate how things move and use that knowledge to build a series of connected actions.
  • Web Club: 6th-8th graders will learn how to build a website from scratch using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Course covers fundamental concepts and languages of web development through fun and interactive mini-projects. No previous experience required
  • Home School Explorations:  Home school students in grades K-8 will enjoy a semester of weekly experiential science, technology, and art programs.
Learn more on the Semester Programs page

In Person Camps

Ignite your child’s learning with a science-rich camp experience! Explora offers in-person summer, spring, and winter break camps, along with camps during the school year. Visit our camps page for current availability.
Learn more about in person camps

Youth Intern Program

Explora’s Youth Intern Program involves high school students in a three-year internship during which they experience an engaging approach to learning and become educators in their community. Internship opportunities are a mix of in-person and virtual engagements.

Virtual Outreach Educational Programs

Science Fiesta

Ignite your child’s learning with a science-rich camp experience! Explora offers in-person summer, spring, and winter break camps, along with camps during the school year. Visit our camps page for current availability.
Learn more on the Science Fiesta page

Virtual Camps

Explora virtual summer camp programs are designed for your students to have an in-depth “camp” experience without leaving your home.
Learn more about Explora’s virtual camp offerings

Maker in Residence Program

Explora is excited to welcome our Maker in Residence,

Sean Wells y Delgado

ADVANCED POLYMER CLAY

Take your learning to the next level in each of these 2-part introductory workshops designed for families!

All workshops are FREE; advanced registration is required. 

Family Program Information

SIP & SHAPE

Learn to work with easy-to-use polymer clay in this introductory workshop designed for adults! 

All workshops are FREE; advanced registration is required. 

Adult Program Information

Virtual Family Science Nights

Want to engage your whole family in some science fun from home? Virtual Family Science Nights also are available.
Register For Virtual STEM Nights

Virtual Family Science Nights

This is what STEM looks like!