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

Fall Semester: September 20–December 7, 2021

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.
  • 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 the 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 Fall 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

Fall 2021 Explorations Schedule

September 20–December 7, 2021

Bubble, Fizz, and Foam

9/20 or 9/21

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

Me and My Shadow

9/27 or 9/28

Discover different ways to make shadows, as we investigate light and shadow shapes. Experiment with colored shadows and make shadow puppets.

Taking Flight

10/4 or 10/5

Investigate how air interacts with materials to make them float and fly. Experiment with floating balloons, make simple gliding toys, and construct your own kite.

Heat Up, Cool Down

10/11 or 10/12

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.

Do Animals Play Hide and Seek?

10/18 or 10/19

Playing hide and seek with some camouflaged animals helps us understand how their natural environments disguise them. After discovering the importance of this type of defense, students design camouflaged animals of their own.

Adventures in Space

10/25 or 10/26

Be an astronomer and explore the moon, planets, and beyond! Make your own asteroid, experiment with gravity, and create moon craters.

Color Mix-Up

11/1 or 11/2

Watch colors change before your eyes as you mix colored solutions, make secondary colors from primary ones, and create artwork to take home.

Floaters and Sinkers

11/8 or 11/9

Roll up your sleeves and experiment with fruits, vegetables, and other solids to classify them as floaters or sinkers. We’ll modify materials to make them float or sink, and design a foil boat to carry a cargo of pennies. How many pennies will your boat hold before it sinks?

Rocks Rock!!

11/15 or 11/16

Use magnifying loupes to examine a variety of rocks and crystals. Compare rocks as to how they are the same and different. Experiment to find if any of the rocks roll or fizz or float. Then make your own rock prints.

Our Amazing Bodies

11/22 or 11/23

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

Acid or Base?

11/29 or 11/30

Explore natural acid/base indicators such as red cabbage, black tea, grape juice and turmeric. We'll watch their colors change as we mix these indicators with acids and bases. We'll also use them to draw color-changing pictures.

Discovering Triangles

12/6 or 12/7

It’s time to give triangles the attention they deserve! Where can you find different kinds of triangles being used? Discover their importance as you use triangles to build three-dimensional objects and begin to explore the perimeters and areas of these shapes.

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