Growing a Scientist™

Growing a Scientist™

For preschoolers ages 2 ½ – 5, at Explora

Parent or adult caregiver participation is required

Fall Semester: August 23rd - December 2nd, 2023

Fall in love with science, as you and your child explore together!

Class schedule

In Growing a Scientist, preschoolers ages 2½ to 5 and their parents or adult caregivers make discoveries about science by questioning, experiencing, and investigating. Early childhood educators engage children and their adults in science and engineering activities that incorporate art, literature, and fun! Each session focuses on a different theme. Activities change each semester.

Meets every other week for 1½ hours.
Parent or adult caregiver participation is required.

        Please select one of the following sessions (meets every other week):

  • Wednesday Mornings, 9:30am–11am 
  • Thursday Mornings, 9:30am–11am
  • Friday Mornings, 9:30am–11am
  • Saturday Mornings, 9:30am–11am

Registration Fee

Explora members* $160 per child per semester
Non-members $180 per child per semester

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

Register now for Fall 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

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
  • 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.
  • If you need assistance, please contact reservations at or 505-600-6734 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm).

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

Fall 2023 Class Schedule

Fall 2023 Class Schedule

August 23rd-December 2nd, 2023

Beautiful Bubbles

WED August 23/ THURS Aug 24/ FRI August 25/ SAT August 26

Experiment with bubble-blowing in a variety of ways, testing bubble wands of different  materials and shapes. Make your own bubble blower and use it to make colorful bubble caterpillars.

Leaves, Leaves, Leaves

WED September 6/ THURS September 7/ FRI September 8/ SAT September 9

Sort a variety of leaves and observe them up close. Discover how special leaves are when you examine the colors in a green leaf and enjoy leaf patterns with rubbings and prints.

Taking Flight

WED September 20/ THURS September 21/ FRI September 22/ SAT September 23

Investigate how air interacts with materials to make them float and fly. Experiment with floating balloons, make simple gliding toys, and construct your own kite.

Fruit or Veggie? 

WED October 4/THURS October 5/ FRI October 6 / SAT October 7

We’ll dissect different fruits and vegetables to find out what’s inside and what they look like under a microscope! Then, we’ll make colorful fruit and vegetable prints to take home! 

Forceful Magnets

WED October 18/ THURS October 19/ FRI October 20/ SAT October 21

Investigate magnets and items they attract and repel with a variety of materials. Try magnetic painting and adding "fur" to animal pictures with magnets. Decorate and take home your own magnetic maze.

Me and My Shadow

WED November 1/ THURS November 2/ FRI November 3/ SAT November 4

Discover different ways to make shadows as we investigate light and shadow shapes, experiment with colored shadows, and make shadow puppets.

Wonderful Water

WED November 15/ THURS November 16/ FRI November 17 / SAT November 18

Get wet exploring unique properties of ice and water during a number of exciting activities. Explore different types of water, race water drops down a hill, and much more.

Patterns on Parade

WED November 29/ THURS November 30/ FRI December 1/ SAT December 2

Explore patterns in nature, create a variety of symmetrical and repeating designs, and make your own patchwork quilt pattern.

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