Growing a Scientist™

Growing a Scientist™

For preschoolers ages 2 ½ – 5, at Explora


Parent participation is required

Fall Semester: September 9–December 18, 2021

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

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.

Class schedule

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

  • Wednesday 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.
  • Thursday 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.
  • Friday 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.
  • 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.

Registration Fee

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

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 reservations@explora.us.

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.

Registration/Information

  • 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.

Email: reservations@explora.us

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

Fall 2020 Class Schedule

Fall 2021 Class Schedule

September 9-December 18, 2021

Bubble, Fizz, and Foam

Wed., Sept. 8/ Thurs., Sept. 9/ Fri., Sept. 10/ Sat., Sept. 11

Become a curious chemist when you mix up cool concoctions, investigate foamy foods, and pour bubbling solutions!

Leaves, Leaves, Leaves

Wed., Sept. 22/ Thurs., Sept. 23/ Fri., Sept. 24/ Sat., Sept. 25

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.

Heat Up, Cool Down

Wed., Oct. 6/ Thurs., Oct. 7/ Fri., Oct. 8/ Sat., Oct. 9

Experiment with the effects of temperature change as we see how fast we can make ice cubes melt, use water of different temperatures to blow up a balloon, and make our own thermometers. 

Pebbles and Sand, Oh My!

Wed., Oct. 20/ Thurs., Oct. 21/ Fri., Oct. 22/ Sat., Oct. 23

Roll up your sleeves and explore the world of sand and rocks. Sort rocks, examine sand from around the world, and create sand sculptures.

In a Spin

Wed., Nov. 3/ Thurs., Nov. 4/ Fri., Nov. 5/ Sat., Nov. 6

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

Our Amazing Bodies

Wed., Nov. 17/ Thurs., Nov. 18/ Fri., Nov. 19/ Sat., Nov. 20

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

Forceful Magnets

Wed., Dec. 1/ Thurs., Dec. 2/ Fri., Dec. 3/ Sat., Dec. 4

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.

Spring, Stretch, and Bounce

Wed., Dec. 15/ Thurs., Dec. 16/ Fri., Dec. 17/ Sat., Dec. 18

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

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

Phone: 505-600-6734

Email: reservations@explora.us

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