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 24 – April 19, 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.

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.
  • Tuesday, 10:30-11:30am (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, 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.

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 2022

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 505-600-6734, 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 2020 Explorations Schedule

Spring 2022 Explorations Schedule

January 24 – April 19, 2022

Forceful Magnets

1/24 or 1/25

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.

On a Roll

1/31 or 2/1

Observe and compare rolling systems using recycled materials, cups, and marbles. Test which shapes roll the best and create a roller coaster for marbles.

Wonderful Rainbows

2/7 or 2/8

Separate light into the color spectrum and experience the colors that make up the rainbows. Use a variety of items to find and create rainbows.

Animal Defenses

2/14 or 2/15

Explore a variety of strange and unusual ways animals defend themselves, and design your own animal with special characteristics to help it survive.

Be a Mad Hatter

2/21 or 2/22

Many people wear hats, but have you ever thought about why? Test fabrics to determine which are the most water repellant. Explore how hats’ forms are related to their functions, and make an original hat to wear home.

Simple Machines

2/28 or 3/1

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

In a Spin!

3/7 or 3/8

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

Creepy Crawly Bugs

3/14 or 3/15

Slithering, crawling, wiggling, and squirming. From beetles, to worms, to snails, dig into the world of these creatures. Create your own worm farm, and more!

How Does Your Garden Grow?

3/28 or 3/29

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.

Flowers Up Close

4/4 or 4/5

Be mesmerized by the beauty of flowers as you explore them.  Dissect them to find the different parts, learn how bees pollinate flowers and help them grow, and use the flowers of artist Georgia O’Keefe as inspiration to make your own flower art. 

Extraordinary Eggs

4/14 or 4/15

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

Beautiful Bubbles

 4/18 or 4/19

Experiment with bubble-blowing in a variety of ways, testing bubble wands of different materials and shapes. Make your own bubble blower and use it to make colorful bubble caterpillars.

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