Growing a Scientist™

Growing a Scientist™

For preschoolers ages 2 ½ – 5, at Explora

Parent or adult caregiver participation is required

Spring Semester: January 18th - April 29th, 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* $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
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 18 - April 29, 2023

Slippery Slime

WED January 18/ THURS Jan 19/ FRI Jan 20/ SAT January 21

Get your hands dirty as you explore a variety of slimy substances and make your own chemical concoctions.

Spring, Stretch and Bounce

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

Investigate stretchy and springy materials and walk with springs on your feet. Make your own stretchy, bouncy toy to take home.

Round and Round

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

Test different shapes to see which ones make the best wheels and investigate different surfaces for roadways as you explore wheels moving "round and round". Build your own wheeled vehicle to take home.

Extraordinary Eggs

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

Test the strength of eggs, investigate and compare rolling eggs to other shapes and create egg art.

Playful Pendulums

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

Explore pendulums and chaotic motion. We’ll play with pendulums that draw in the sand, pendulums that paint and much more.

Is it an Insect?

WED March 29/ THURS March 30/ FRI March 31/ SAT April 1

Watch insects in action, discover how many legs insects have and find out what they eat. Arrange your own insect house for a live insect.

A Shovelful of Dirt

WED April 12/ THURS April 13/ FRI April 14/ SAT April 15

Get your hands dirty as you make discoveries about dirt and soil. Use magnifying loupes as you look for living material in the dirt, and sculpt your own creation out of clay.

Wonderful Rainbows

WED April 26/ THURS April 27/ FRI April 28/ SAT April 29

Separate light into the color spectrum and experience the colors that make up the rainbows. Use a variety of items to find rainbows and discover the rainbow hiding in white light.

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