Home School Explorations Series

Home School Explorations Series

For 3rd–5th graders (ages 8–11 years), at Explora

Fall Semester: September 19 – December 6, 2022

Be curious, discover, experiment!


Explora’s Home School Explorations Series offers your child a semester of weekly, hour-long experiential science, technology, and art programs. Each Exploration is facilitated by Explora educators. These are hour-long, materials-rich classes that actively engage every child in inquiry activities. In these classes, children will make discoveries in science, technology, engineering, art, and math through questioning, experiencing, and investigating. Children will be encouraged to build their own knowledge and cultivate skills such as observation, creativity, critical thinking, cooperative learning, communication, and innovation as they explore a different topic each week. Class topics change each semester.

In-person classes will meet all CDC guidelines for COVID-19 safety, with a limited number of children per classroom and social distancing implemented when possible. Masks are recommended but not required (Explora staff will be masked). 

Choose one day/time:   

  • Monday, 1-2pm (at Explora)
  • Tuesday, 10:30-11:30am (at Explora)
  • Tuesday, 1-2pm (at Explora)

Registration Fee

Explora members* $105 per child per semester
Non-members $120 per child per semester

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

Register now for Fall Semester 2022!

1. Online: Select a session day and time to register online
Register Online
We’ve updated our online registration! You may be asked to provide a new password when you login.

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.


  • 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.

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 2022 Explorations Schedule

Fall 2022 Explorations Schedule

September 19 – December 6, 2022

Playing With Polymers

9/16 or 9/20

Polymers are all around us. They are in the food we eat, in our bodies, in the clothes we wear, and in many products we use every day. In this exploration, we will investigate the properties of everyday polymers and discover how to create different ones.

Discover The Wonders Of Nature

9/26 or 9/27

The pressure for organisms to survive has created an amazing variety of life forms.  Let’s explore how living things are uniquely adapted to survive! 

Drawing Nature

10/3 or 10/4

While observing detail and patterns in flowers, insects, and plants, we will learn a variety of illustration techniques.  What will you notice?

Wild Water

10/10 or 10/11

What can you do with a drop of water?  This week we will explore water’s surface tension, absorption, and more!

Energy that Moves You!

10/17 or 10/18

Let’s experiment how we can use the traditional sources of energy and green energies like solar or biofuels.  What are the benefits, possibilities and challenges of each kind of energy?

Circuits and Bots

10/24 or 10/25

Connect your motor and watch your robot spin and jitter. How can you change your creation’s movement? 


10/31 or 11/1

How can you combine an electrical circuit into a wearable piece of clothing? Dressed to the nines, let’s light up the room!

Shocking Discoveries

11/7 or 11/8

With a touch of the Van de Graaff electricity generator, we'll energize our understanding of static electricity with hair-raising, empowering experiments that tend to create oohs, ahhs, and a few giggles, too!

Crazy About Chromatography

11/14 or 11/15

Inside an ordinary black marker is a rainbow of color waiting to escape. Students investigate how paper chromatography is used to separate the components of mixtures, and test colored markers, food coloring, and candy to see what unexpected colors each contains.

Chemistry of Clay

11/21 or 11/22

Look through microscopes to examine and compare natural clay, polymer clay, and craft dough. Test each material’s strength and stretchiness and invent your own playful putty to take home.  

Out of the Blue

11/28 or 11/29

Paint with a light-sensitive solution and make a photographic print by laying it in the sun! Investigate a brilliant and beautiful form of photography and discover its close relationship between art and science.

Up in Flames

12/5 or 12/6

Put on your safety glasses as we experiment with combustion and explore oxygen’s effect on flames. Can you keep your forest of matchsticks from going up in flames?

Class topics 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 505-600-6734