For 3rd–5th graders, at Explora
Fall Semester: September 11–December 18, 2021
Design, Engineer, Build!
In each class, Explora educators engage children in activities that use the engineering design process to solve a problem. Whether it’s building a suspension bridge or figuring out what gears are best to use on a bike, children will have fun designing and building, perhaps without even realizing they are honing their problem-solving skills and learning engineering and physics principles! Activities change each semester.
Meets every other week for 1½ hours.
Parent or adult caregiver participation is welcome but not required.
Meets every other week:
- Saturday Mornings, 9:30–11am
- In-person classes will meet all CDC guidelines for COVID-19 safety, with a limited number of children per classroom and masks for ages 2 and older.
Explora members* $140 per child per semester
Non-members $160 per child per semester
*Join & Save! Explora members get discounts on semester programs, camps, and admission all year!
Register now for Fall Semester 2021
2. Call the Reservations office at 505‐600-6734 or e‐mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Mail registration form with payment to: Explora Reservations Manager, 1701 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque NM 87104
Explora’s Camps & Programs
- You can register online, by phone, or download and mail/fax the completed registration form.
- Please have the following available when you register: emergency contact name and phone numbers; name of alternate adults who can pick up the child; child’s medications, dosages, and physician’s name; child’s insurance information, as well as any allergy or special needs information for your child.
Call: 505-600-6734. Our reservations office is open Monday-Friday, 9am–5pm. Para español, llame al 505-224-8323, de lunes a viernes, 9am–5pm.
Mail: Explora Reservations 1701 Mountain Rd. NW Albuquerque, NM 87104
If a cancellation is received more than 5 business days before the camp, a refund will be issued for the amount minus a 15% administrative fee.
Cancellations received 5 business days or fewer before the camp will not be refunded.
Full fees will be refunded if Explora cancels a program
Fall 2020 Class Schedule
Fall 2021 Class Schedule
September 11–December 18, 2021
Sat., Sept. 11
What safety systems can you build to protect a raw egg in a crash test? We will experiment with momentum and acceleration and test with bumpers and safety belts, helmets and airbags. Can your egg make it through the crash without a crack, chip or fracture?
Roaming Rovers Part 1: Sojourner
Sat., Sept. 25
As the first day of a multi-part mission, we will design and wire our programmed rover. How will it move? Connect your circuits and send your motors spinning!
Micro:bits And Creative Coding
Sat., Oct. 9
Build your code and watch it light up your Micro:bit. Create a flashing LED animation that reacts to your touch!
Roaming Rovers Part 2: Spirit & Opportunity
Sat., Oct. 23
Integrate the Micro:bit into your rover! How can you program your motors to move? How can you control its motions? Test it and watch it go!
Home Sweet Home
Sat., Nov. 6
Bees are a welcome guest in our yards, so let’s make them feel at home! Construct a bee hotel and bee bath to attract and encourage our pollinator pals. Time to sand, drill and nail it all together.
Sat., Nov. 20
This week we finish up and add a splash of color to our bee hotels and equip them with rooms. Your guests will be buzzing about it!
Sat., Dec. 4
Shape a mold, mix up your plaster and create a cast! Can you make something new look like a fossil from the past?
Roaming Rovers Part 3: Curiosity & Perseverance
Sat., Dec. 18
We return to our rovers for one last mission. Can your code and circuitry skills help the rover move to its goal?
Activities vary from semester to semester. For more information about this program please contact our Reservations office.
Para información en español, llame al 505-224-8323