Engineering Investigators

Engineering Investigators

For 3rd–5th graders, at Explora

Spring Semester: January 21st - April 29th, 2023

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.

Class schedule

   Meets every other week:

  • Saturday Mornings,  9:30am–11am

Registration Fee

Explora members* $150 per child per semester
Non-members $170 per child per semester

*Join & Save! Explora members get discounts on semester programs, camps, and admission all year!

Register now for Spring Semester 2023

1. Online: Select a session day and time to register online
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2. Call the Reservations office at 505‐600-6734 or e‐mail

3. Mail registration form with payment to: Explora Reservations Manager, 1701 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque NM 87104

Explora’s Camps & Programs

Explora educators develop activities with children’s developmental levels in mind. Your children will have the opportunity to learn from, and work with older and younger peers and make new friends.


  • 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 505-600-6734, de lunes a viernes, 9am–5pm.


Mail: Explora Reservations 1701 Mountain Rd. NW Albuquerque, NM 87104

Fax: 505-224-8325

Cancellation Policy

  • 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

Spring 2023 Class Schedule

Spring 2023 Class Schedule

January 21 – April 29, 2023


Saturday, January 21

Can a painting light up an LED? Can a sculpture power up a motor? Create a painting, build a sculpture, weave a pattern or sew a design that functions as simple circuitry. Learn the basics of circuits through visible aesthetic design, and explore the unconventional possibilities of circuitry.

Polymer Lab, Slime Time

Saturday, February 4

What are  polymers? How do we use them every day? Learn about these materials and their properties as we design different slimes. Slippery, shiny, foamy, stretch, or sticky? It is up to you!

Wind-Powered Cars

Saturday, February 28

Design a model car that can race across a room using only wind power! How can you build a sail that will catch the breeze and run with it?

Static Movement

Saturday, March 4

Zap! Explore the shocking powers of static electricity. How do we encounter it in our lives? What can you engineer to further explore this phenomenon? 

Ultimate Ball Run

Saturday, March 18

Get the marble from point A to point the craziest way possible!  Think outside the box, and let’s see what we can create!

Out of Print

Saturday, April 4

Experiment with printmaking in new ways. How will a variety of materials make an array of new designs? What will you make with a splash of ink and new ideas? Your creations can be quite impressive! 

Trash Talks

Saturday, April 15

What happens after we throw away our trash?  In this class we will sort and determine what items can be recycled or composted!  What organisms can help break down our trash into rich soil?


Saturday, April 29

Why do plants have flowers?  Animals that move pollen from flower to flower are the stars of our class this week as we take a close look at moths, birds, bees, butterflies, bats and more!

Activities vary from semester to semester. For more information about this program please contact our Reservations office.

Phone: 505-600-6734


Para información en español, llame al 505-224-8323