Growing a Scientist™

Growing a Scientist™

For preschoolers ages 2 ½ – 5, at Explora

Parent or adult caregiver participation is required

Fall Semester: August 28 - Dec 7, 2024

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* $165 per child per semester
Non-members $185 per child per semester

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

Register now for Fall Semester 2024

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 2024 Spring Semester

Fall 2024 Class Schedule

August 28 - Dec 7 , 2024

Crazy Concoctions

WED Aug 28/ THURS Aug 29/ FRI Aug 30/ SAT Aug 31

Be an inquisitive scientist as you concoct new substances. Investigate their characteristics as you first observe them and then manipulate them with your hands

How does your garden grow?

WED Sept 11/ THURS Sept 12/ FRI Sept 13/ SAT Sept 14

Get your hands dirty as you examine, compare and contrast different seeds, dissect lima beans and fruit, and plant seeds and flowers to take home.

Wonderful Water

WED Sept 25/ THURS Sept 26/ FRI Sept 27/ SAT Sept 28

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.

Our Amazing Bodies

WED Oct 9/THURS Oct 10/ FRI Oct 11/ SAT Oct 12

Celebrate our amazing bodies from our fingerprints to our hearts and bones! Conduct experiments and create a body mural of your insides.

Balancing Act

WED Oct 23/ THURS Oct 24/ FRI Oct 25/ SAT Oct 26

Can you balance on one foot? Test out your sense of balance as you explore counter balance and center of gravity. Make a balanced art project to take home. 

Extraordinary Eggs

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

Test the strength of eggs, investigate and compare rolling eggs to other shapes and create egg art. Design a capsule that will protect your egg in a drop. Will it survive?

In A Spin

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

Experiment with spinning and twirling, looping and whirling. Make your own spinning tops and twirly birds to take home.

Animal Hide and Seek

WED Dec 04/ THURS Dec 05/ FRI Dec 06 / SAT Dec 07

Get up close and personal with some interesting insects. Observe camouflage as a defense, experiment with camouflaging yourself, and decorate rabbits to blend into different environments.

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

Phone: 505-600-6734


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