Adult Night 18+

Adult Night 18+


What are Adult Nights?

Explora Adult Nights began in 2004 in response to requests from members and visitors who wanted to experience Explora in a whole new way: without the kids! Each adults-only evening features a unique theme with related activities—from performances and guest lectures, to art and science installations, to hands-on science experiments with surprising materials.   

1. Online: You can select as many boxes as you'd like, each box is for two people to attend together. Email thajny@explora.us to set up multiple shipping locations.

Register Online
2. Call the Adult Night Coordinator at 505‐600-6594 or e‐mail Thajny@explora.us
Welcome Back to ANAdult Night
Adult Night at Explora logo

A fun night out
at a great price!


Explora Members Free  
Ages 18-64           $14         
65+, Students,

or Military (with ID) $11

Adult Night: Ancient Science, November 17 6pm-9pm

Adult Night: Ancient Science, November 17th 6pm-9pm


Adult Night Ancient Science Graphic of an old wall with leaves

18+

Hanging gardens, massive pyramids, and great walls. What ancient science has prevailed to today? Delve into ancient science at Explora's Adult Night: Ancient Science! Enjoy food and music as you explore the museum.

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Adult Night: Complex Contraptions, January 19 6pm-9pm

Adult Night: Complex Contraptions / 20th Anniversary, January 19 6pm-9pm


Complex Contraptions Adult Night Flyer for January 19 2024 at Explora with white complex doodle contraptions on a black background

18+

In order to celebrate Explora's 20th anniversary on Mountain Rd, join us for a fun night about making things complicated. We will explore the science behind kinetic movement, energy transference, and all things Rube Goldberg. Can you make a 20 step contraption for our 20th anniversary?

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Adult Night: Science of Wine, February 23 7pm-10:30pm

Adult Night: Science of Wine, February 23 7pm-10:30pm


Science of Wine Flyer with a wine glass and red wine being poured in. Organic Chemistry symbols over Science of Wine. Friday Feb 23 at Explora

21 +

  • Sip Original NM Wines from Sheehan Winery, Noisy Water Winery, D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro, and Vara Winery & Distillery!
  • Learn from Wine Experts during engaging talks
  • Paint with wine, learn about the process of Mulled Wine, make some fun wood coasters, and more!
  • Enjoy live music and purchase wine & food
  • All of Explora at your fingertips!

VIP (SOLD OUT):

  • Early entry and access to all wineries and activities at 6 pm, private room throughout the evening with exclusive reserve wines, catered snacks, a VIP only activity, and more!
Tickets are Limited, Get Yours Now!
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Adult Night: Wild World, March 15 6pm-9pm

Adult Night: Wild World, March 15 6pm-9pm


Wolf howling at the adult night moon logo with the city of Albuquerque in the background as a flyer for Adult Night Wild World at Explora on March 15 from 6-9

18+

Animals are visiting Explora! Interact with special avian and reptilian guests. Are you prepared to be a pup or cat's new forever home? Learn about the science of animal behavior and training to enhance your animal care! Food for purchase from Three Sisters Kitchen and the Munchie Truck!

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Adult Night: SciArt with Shared Futures, April 19 6pm-9pm

Adult Night: SciArt, April 19 6pm-9pm


Flyer for Adult Night at Explora: Sci Art with Shared.Futures. Explora's moon logo and Shared Futures butterfly logo over a moon and a landscape valley.

18+

A special Adult Night featuring Shared Futures. Displays of work created by pairs of scientists and artists.

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Adult Night: Piratetology May 17 6pm-9pm

Adult Night: Pirateology, May 17, 6pm-9pm


Flyer for Adult Night Pirate-ology on May 17 at Explora. Explora's Adult Night Moon logo over a pirate map

18+

Avast mateys! Learn about the benefits of Vitamin C against scurvy, how to preserve your ship and gear in the salty air, make sure you don't sink in the high tides, and more.

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Adult Night: Exploralympics July 19 6pm-9pm

Adult Night: Exploralympics, July 19 6pm-9pm



18+

Celebrate the summer Olympics at Explora. Learn about exercise science, how to eat and train like an athlete, and compete in mini games around the museum. 

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Adult Night: Science of Beer August 23 6pm-9pm

Adult Night: Science of Beer, August 23 6pm-9pm


Science of Beer at Explora. Picture of beer stein and Explora's dome as the top. Logos of participating breweries. Use link to purchase tickets

21+

The Science of Beer 2024 brings you more activities and vendors than ever before: featuring 14 local vendors spotlighting beer, cider, and mead, as well as local dishes, desserts, music, and homebrewing knowledge. Enjoy exclusive Explora-curated Science of Beer games and Beer Quest, experience physics influencing a giant Beer Pong, win fun prizes at Trivia, and take some insta-worthy photos to share with friends!

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VIP Tickets

Adult Night: Science of Kindness, September 20 6pm-9pm

Adult Night: Science of Kindness, September 20, 6pm-9pm



18+

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Adult Night: Science of Spirits, October 18 6pm-9pm

Adult Night: Science of Spirits, October 18, 6pm-9pm



21 +

Details coming soon!

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Adult Night: Fermentastic! November 15 6pm-9pm

Adult Night: Fermentastic! November 15, 6pm-9pm



18+

Science of fermentation. People have preserved foods through fermentation for years. What goes into making long lasting snacks like pickles, kimchi, sauerkraut, miso, and even sourdough. The chemistry behind it and taste testing a variety of fermented delicacies.

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