Home School Explorations Series for grades K-2 (ages 5-7)

Home School Explorations Series

 For K–2nd graders (ages 5–8 years), at Explora

Spring Semester: January 25–April 27, 2021

Be curious, discover, experiment!

Class schedule

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.

Choose one day/time:   

  • Monday 1-2pm (at Explora)
    • In-person classes will meet all CDC and CYFD guidelines for COVID-19 safety, with a limited number of children per classroom.
  • Tuesdays, 1-2pm (at Explora)
    • In-person classes will meet all CDC and CYFD guidelines for COVID-19 safety, with a limited number of children per classroom.
  • Tuesday 3:30-4:30pm (Virtual)
    • Some topics may be modified for a virtual format

In-person classes will meet at Explora if health order allows. If classes cannot meet at Explora they will meet via Zoom with materials kit provided.

Registration Fee

Explora members* $95 per child per semester
Non-members $110 per child per semester

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

Register now for Spring Semester 2021

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 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 505-224-8323, 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 Explorations Schedule

Spring 2021 Explorations Schedule

January 23–April 27, 2021

Slippery Slime

1/25 or 1/26

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

Air, Air Everywhere

2/1 or 2/2

See air take up space as you trap it in parachutes and bubbles, and watch air do work as you blow pinwheels and move paint with your own breath. Then we'll make our own windmill hats to take home.

Static Power

2/8 or 2/9

Get charged up about electricity. Make your hair stand on end with static electricity and go fishing with a balloon. Make a static box to take home.

Measure Me

2/15 or 2/16

Discover measuring concepts such as more and less, weight and height. Practice using scales, measuring cups, and droppers as we measure a variety of wacky objects.

Make Sense of your Senses

2/22 or 2/23

Explore each of your five senses as you feel different textures, match pairs of scents, trick your eyes with illusions, identify mysterious sounds and more.

Balancing Act

3/1 or 3/2

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.

Amazing Circles

3/8 or 3/9

Experiment with the strength of cones, create art with loops and circles, and be an architect with cylinders and domes.

Simple Machines

3/15 or 3/16

Test your strength with levers and pulleys. Experiment with ways simple machines make work easier. Create your own simple machine to take home.

Round and Round

3/29 or 3/30

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.

Leaves, Leaves, Leaves

4/5 or 4/6

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.

Caterpillars to Butterflies

4/12 or 4/13

We’ll find out how The Very Hungry Caterpillar becomes a butterfly and we’ll use paper chromatography to turn our own caterpillars into butterflies.

Chemical Changes

4/19 or 4/20

What’s the difference between a physical change and a chemical change? How do simple mixtures differ from chemical changes? Explore these differences and investigate several fascinating chemical changes.

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 505-224-8323